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400 More Med Migrants Plucked by Irish Navy
#EithneMedRescue - LÉ Eithne (P31) the Navy Service flagship writes the, has rescued more than 500 men, women children and infants desperately attempting to cross the Mediterranean this weekend. Yesterday morning the ship rescued 310 migrants from a barge…
Naval Service Flagship LÉ Eithne's Second Rescue of Migrants in 24 Hours
#EithneMigrants - Naval Service flagship LÉ Eithne (P31) conducted a second successful rescue operation in the Mediterranean this morning involving 300 migrants according to Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D. The Minister commented "the continued efforts of the LÉ Eithne…
L.É. Eithne Leaves Six Ship Service Fleet to Patrol Irish Waters
#SixServiceFleet - The deployment of LÉ Eithne (P31) on a humanitarian mission to the Med, the fate of 'Aoife' and delays of newbuild OPV James Joyce, sees the Naval Service fleet reduced to 6 patrol vessels operating within Irish waters,…
L.É. Eithne Enters Strait of Gibraltar to Assist Mediterranean Migrant Crisis
#EithneEntersMed - Naval Service flagship LÉ Eithne (P31) this evening entered the Strait of Gibraltar on her way to assist in the Mediterranean's migrant crisis, writes Jehan Ashmore. The deployment of the 1,800 tonnes HPV is to enable in the…
Defence Minister Welcomes LE Eithne's Departure to Assist Refugee Crisis
#EithneMedCrisis – It has been confirmed LÉ Eithne (P31) is to depart Cork Harbour this morning on a humanitarian mission to the Mediterranean as previously reported on following discussions held between Irish and Italian authorities, writes Jehan Ashmore. The…
Government to Deploy L.É. Eithne to Assist in Humanitarian Crisis in the Mediterranean
#EithneMedCrisis - Minister for Defence, Simon Conveney, T.D. has been given approval by the Government today (12 May) for the deployment of a Naval Service vessel to undertake humanitarian search and rescue missions as previously reported on in the…
LÉ Eithne to Participate in Mediterranean Migrant Search and Rescue
#EithneMedCrisis - Naval Service HPV LÉ Eithne (P31) writes The Irish Times is to be dispatched to the Mediterranean Sea to participate in an EU search and rescue mission for migrants fleeing north Africa, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine…
Minister to Deploy Naval Service Vessel to Assist Humanitarian Crisis
#NavyMedCrisis – Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, T.D., yesterday echoed the Taoiseach's sentiments in relation to the deployment of an Irish Naval Service vessel to assist in the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean as previously reported on The Taoiseach…
Naval Service to Take Part in EU Response to Worsening Mediterranean Crisis
#NavyMedCrisis - For first time Ireland is to participate in an EU search and rescue mission, following the Government's decision to send a fully crewed ship to the Mediterranean to help with the rescue of migrants fleeing north Africa. The…
Deferred Delivery Date of Naval Service Lastest Newbuild OPV James Joyce
#OPVJamesJoyce – The Naval Service lastest newbuild James Joyce is currently dealing with technical issues, though the Department of Defence in response to say the OPV is due for delivery in the coming weeks, writes Jehan Ashmore. She is…
31 Year-Old L.É. Eithne (P31) Is Venue to Launch of South Coast's Biggest Sailing Event
#SovereignNavy – The call of the Naval Service's L.É. Eithne (P31) to Dublin Port yesterday saw Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Defence attend the launch of the ICRA Nationals and Sovereigns Cup to be held on the 24-27 June, writes Jehan…
Obituary: Irish Naval Service Head, Who Captured Gun-Running Ships
#CommodoreBrett – In the obituaries page of The Irish Times: Commodore Liam Brett who has died aged 86, retired as the head of the Irish Navy in 1990. As a seafarer, he was renowned for his ship handling and his ability…
Govt Donated LÉ Aoife Despite €500K Offer
#Navy - An offer to purchase the decommissioned Naval Service vessel LÉ Aoife for half a million euro was not taken up by the Government, it has emerged. RTÉ News reports that a Waterford-based marine engineer made the offer on…
Bridge View from LÉ Samuel Beckett, Sister Newbuild Due for Delivery
#EnterDryDockVideo - has been informed by the Department of Defence that sea-trials of Naval Service latest newbuild OPV90 James Joyce took place between 6-9 March with delivery due shortly, writes Jehan Ashmore. As originally reported, the trials took place…
Drones And Robotic Subs for New Naval Service Vessel
#Drones&Subs – The Naval Service will more than halve the age of its eight-vessel fleet, reports the Irish Independent, when the third ship in a €162m order is delivered by 2016. The news came as the navy's second new vessel,…
Naval Service Takes Salute From New Recruits At Passing Out Parade
#Navy - Forty-three new Naval Service recruits join a sea defence fleet that's "the most modern in its history", as the Irish Examiner reports from this week's passing out parade. The 41 men and two woman saluted their commanding Flag…

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