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L.É. Eithne Enters Strait of Gibraltar to Assist Mediterranean Migrant Crisis
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#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
Navy
#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 Afloat.ie 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
Navy
#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 Afloat.ie in the…
LÉ Eithne to Participate in Mediterranean Migrant Search and Rescue
Navy
#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
Navy
#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 Afloat.ie The Taoiseach…
Naval Service to Take Part in EU Response to Worsening Mediterranean Crisis
Navy
#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
Navy
#OPVJamesJoyce – The Naval Service lastest newbuild James Joyce is currently dealing with technical issues, though the Department of Defence in response to Afloat.ie 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
Navy
#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
Navy
#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
#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
Navy
#EnterDryDockVideo - Afloat.ie 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
Navy
#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
#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…
Aoife’s Malta African Refugee Role? Almost Full Circle!
Navy
#AoifesFate? – Aoife's fate still remains as the former Naval Service OPV is according to the Department of Defence in active discussions with the Maltese authorities, writes Jehan Ashmore. The department added, that negotiations in relation to the modalities to…
‘James Joyce’ Second OPV90 Newbuild Starts Sea-Trials
Navy
#JamesJoyce – James Joyce began builders sea-trials today, she is the second of a trio of OPV90 class newbuilds ordered by the Department of Defence from a UK shipyard, writes Jehan Ashmore. Afloat.ie has confirmed from the Department that an…
Naval Service CPV's Cleared of Asbestos Set to Resume Duties This Month
Navy
#Asbestos- OPV90 class LÉ Samuel Beckett (P61) currently in Cork Dockyard for annual maintenance is where previously a pair of Naval Service CPV had asbestos removed early in the year, writes Jehan Ashmore. Afloat.ie contacted the Department of Defence to…

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