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L.E. Emer Makes Farewell Patrol ‘Cruise’ in Dublin Bay
#FarewellEMER – L.E. Emer (P21) has completed a four-hour farewell patrol 'cruise' in Dublin Bay today for former crew members of the 1978 built vessel, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Naval Service offshore patrol vessel (OPV) had on board both members…
L.E. Emer to Make Final Farewell Visit to Dun Laoghaire Harbour
#FarewellEMER – L.E. Emer (P21) the oldest member of the eight-strong Naval Service fleet is to make her final scheduled visit to Dun Laoghaire Harbour tomorrow, writes Jehan Ashmore. As previously reported, L.E. Emer is making her final patrol before…
British Fishing Vessel Detained by Navy off Mizen Head
#FishingDetention – A British registered fishing vessel was detained yesterday by the Naval Service OPV L.É. Aoife (P22) approximately 90 nautical miles south west off Mizen Head, Co Cork. The detention was in relation to an alleged technical breach of…
Auctioneer Dominic J Daly Appointed to Sell Naval Vessels LE Emer & LE Aoife
#navy – Cork Auctioneer Dominic Daly is to sell the Navy Vessel LE Emer (P21) in early October. The Auctioneer, who recently handled the public auction of the Clipper Faith Cargo vessel for the Admiralty Marshall, confirmed arrangements are now in place with…
Historic Handover of Command between Female Naval Service Captains
#FemaleCaptains -For the first time the command handover ceremony between female captains of the Naval Service took place in Waterford City quays on Friday. The ceremony held on board L.É. Aoife (P22) saw outgoing Captain, Lieutenant Commander Erika Downing hand…
Novel Nobel Names for Naval Service Newbuilds
#NavalNewNames – According to The Irish Times, the Government has decided to name the two new OPV patrol vessels after Nobel prize-winning Irish writers. The move is a departure from the policy of naming vessels after female mythical figures. The…
Irish-Registered Trawler Detained by Navy off Hook Head
#TrawlerDetained – According to The Irish Times, the Naval Service CPV LÉ Orla (P41) detained an Irish-registered fishing vessel yesterday about 50 nautical miles off Hook Head, Co Wexford. The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of fishing…
Naval Service to Carry President Kennedy’s Eternal Flame to New Ross
#JFKennedy50th- The Eternal Flame taken from the grave of former US President John F. Kennedy in Washington has arrived to Dublin Airport this morning and is to be transferred to the Naval Service in Dublin Port and carried by sea…
Navy Detain Irish Trawler off Blasket Islands
#TrawlerDetention - Naval Service OPV L.É. Niamh (P42) has detained an Irish registered fishing vessel approximately 50 nautical miles west of the Blasket Islands yesterday evening. The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations. The vessel…
Naval Service to Sell Off Pair of Older Patrol Vessels
#NavalService – Two Irish-built navy patrol ships launched at Verolme Cork Dockyard, are to be sold off after 40 years of service according to the Herald. LE Emer (P21) and a sister ship LE Aoife (P22) were built between 1978…
Naval Service ‘Flagship’ Visits Adopted Homeport of Flag Festival and Irish Diaspora Forum
#FlagshipsHomeport -With newcomer Dublin Bay Cruises running from the East Pier jetty in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, this led to the Naval Service 'flagship' L.E. Eithne (P31) having to take a different berth than usual at her adopted homeport, writes Jehan…
Naval Service Flagship to feature in In Humbert’s Footsteps Festival
#FlagshipVisit – The Naval Service 'flagship' L.E Eitnne (P31) is to take part in the In Humbert's Footsteps, Mayo's flagship Gathering event, when the festival is to be held in August. The vessel will sail into Kilcummin, Mayo (weather permitting)…
Navy Detain French Fishing Boat off Kerry Coast
#FisheryDetention - Naval Service OPV LE Niamh (P52) has detained a French fishing boat about 30 nautical miles off the coast of Valentia, Co Kerry, reports the Irish Examiner. The fishing vessel was detained for an alleged under-recording of catch…
Naval Service Detains Northern Ireland Fishing Vessel
#Trawlerdetention – The skipper of a Co. Down fishing vessel is due in court in the Republic after the Irish Naval Service detained the boat off the Co. Galway coast. It is understood the skipper of the Kilkeel based vessel…
Surprise Visit to Youghal as Patrol Vessel Performs Navigation Exercises
#NavalService- L.É. Ciara (P42) recently made a surprise visit to Youghal, from where the coastal patrol vessel (CPV) was carrying out navigation exercises at the harbour mouth. On board was Officer Commanding Lt Cdr Brian Sweeney with a crew of…
Foreign Fishing Vessels Detained off Castletownbere
#FISHERY DETENTIONS – With less than a fortnight into the month, the Naval Service has detained two foreign fishing vessels for alleged breaches of fishing regulations. Last week the L.É. Aoife (P22) detained a Spanish registered fishing vessel approximately 20…

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