The idea of using the LÉ Aisling as a visitor attraction in the city, has been floated with Government.
Paul Kehoe, Junior Minister at the Department of Defence, this week said the request is “under consideration”.
The ship, which had been twinned with Galway City for almost 20 years, has travelled 628,856 nautical miles, the equivalent of travelling around the world more than 32 times.
It was decommissioned at a ceremony in Galway Harbour in June after 36 years of service to the State.
At the time, City Councillor Pearce Flannery (FG), the deputy mayor, suggested it could be used as a floating museum in Galway Harbour or off Salthill.
Minister Kehoe this week said he would soon make a decision as what to do with the LÉ Aisling. To read more click here.