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LÉ Róisín to Undergo €250,000 Facelift as Equipment Becomes 'Obsolete'

22nd January 2020
The view from the bridge of LÉ Róisín adds AFLOAT when the OPV80/P50 Class was offshore of Gibraltar, having been replaced on deployment by naval fleetmate LÉ James Joyce in the Mediterranean Sea during the 2016 European Migrant Crisis The view from the bridge of LÉ Róisín adds AFLOAT when the OPV80/P50 Class was offshore of Gibraltar, having been replaced on deployment by naval fleetmate LÉ James Joyce in the Mediterranean Sea during the 2016 European Migrant Crisis Photo: Naval Service -facebook

The LÉ Róisín, reports TheJournal.ie, is to undergo a €250,000 facelift as Ireland’s Naval Service works to upgrade its fleet. 

The Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) was built at Appledore Shipyards in the UK and entered service in 1999.

Since 2016, it has been involved in the rescue of migrants after being deployed to the Mediterranean in 2016 during the European Migrant Crisis.

At the time, the Naval Service vessel carried 60 crew under the command of the ship’s captain Lieutenant Commander Ultan Finegan.

Service life of an Irish Naval Service ship is determined by its level of operational activity - commonly 30 years, a Defence Forces spokesperson told TheJournal.ie which has more on the story here.

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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