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,#FinalPatrol - L.É. Aoife (P22) the oldest Naval Service vessel is currently on her final patrol before she bows out of her career, which is expected to end within the final week of January, writes Jehan Ashmore. Afloat.ie has contacted the Department of Defence which at this stage cannot confirm details of her official decommissioning. A Naval Service source, however, suggests that she may be decommissioned ceremonially also later this month, in Waterford, her adopted homeport. Following that, a timeframe…
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 13:34

Naval Service Carry Out 900 Boardings in 2014

#NavalBoardings – More than 900 boarding's have been carried by the Naval Service so far in 2014. In addition this year saw a total of 10 detentions for alleged infringements of fishing regulations during the 940 patrol days conducted by the fleet of eight vessels. Joining the fleet was newbuild OPV L.E. Samuel Beckett (P61) which entered service in May. Infringements recorded during inspections on board a total of 31 fishing vessels ranged from incorrect boarding equipment to under recording…
#navy – The Flag Officer Commanding Naval Service, Commodore Hugh Tully, will attend the passing out parade of Recruit Class "John DeCourcy" at the Naval Base in Haulbowline on Thursday 18th of December at 2.00pm. The thirty-six recruits successfully completed 19 weeks of training, including seamanship, basic sea survival, Naval Boarding, foot drill, weapons handling and Damage Control & Fire Fighting, within the Naval College. The parade marks the first step for the new recruits as they continue their professional…
#SoftwareContract - OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has announced the signing of a contract with the Naval Service to deliver warship navigation systems, writes the Maritime Executive.com The contract includes OSI's ECPINS-W (Warship) software and under the terms of the deal OSI will provide engineering services, ship systems, operator training systems, and installation services. In addition the company will install the systems throughout the entire Naval Service fleet. According to the contractor, ECPINS-W is the only software certified by an International…
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 11:19

L.E. Aoife to Be Auctioned in February 2015

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#AoifeAuction –  L.E. Aoife (P22) the Naval Service's oldest OPV unit has finally been given a timeframe for its disposal by public auction (if not previously sold) in February 2015, writes Jehan Ashmore. According to Cork based auctioneers, Dominic J. Daly, they have been instructed by the Department of Defence to dispose of the offshore patrol vessel which entered service in November 1979. She was built at Verolme Cork Dockyard as the second of a trio of 'Emer' class sisters.…
#OPVJamesJoyce – A new offshore patrol vessel for the Irish Navy has been floated for the first time, reports the BBC. The Irish Naval Service's LÉ James Joyce was constructed at Babcock's Appledore shipyard in north Devon. The 90m-long vessel, with a top speed of 23 knots and a range of 6,000 nautical miles, is 92% complete. Babcock was awarded the contract to build two offshore patrol vessels by Ireland's Department of Defence in 2010. Babcock shipbuilding director, Andrew Hamilton,…
#AoifeAuctionUpdate – L.É. Emer (P21) which was sold at public auction this day last year to Nigerian interests for €320,000, was to be followed 12 months later with the disposal of sister L.É. Aoife (P22) however this has been postponed, writes Jehan Ashmore. Commenting to Afloat.ie as to the decision to defer the auction date this autumn, the Naval Service said that they are planning for the decommissioning process of L.É. Aoife. However, no firm date has been set for…
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