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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…
Historic Day as Naval Service Promote Women Petty Officers
#NAVAL SERVICE – Naval Service history has been made as for the first time women were promoted to the rank of petty officer, a position acknowledged as the backbone of the service. The three women assumed their roles yesterday, ensuring…
Fishing Vessel Detained off South-East Coast
#NAVY– The Naval Service has detained a fishing vessel off the south-east coast over alleged breaches of fishing regulations, reports the Irish Examiner. The L.E. Emer (P21) detained the Irish-registered boat around 19 nautical miles from Mine Head in Co…
Navy Detain Irish Fishing Vessel off Blasket Islands
#FISHERY DETENTION - Naval Service OPV L.É. Aisling (P23) detained an Irish registered fishing vessel approximately 100 nautical miles west of the Blasket Islands, Co Kerry, yesterday afternoon. The detention was in relation to alleged breaches of fishing regulations and…
French Registered Vessel Detained off Castletownbere
#FISHERY DETENTION – A French registered fishing vessel, was detained by the Naval Service OPV L.É. Roisin (P51) approximately 170 nautical miles West of Castletownbere, Co. Cork last night. The detention was in relation to alleged breaches of technical fishing…
Naval Service Detain Irish Trawler off Roches Point
#FISHERY DETENTION – An Irish registered fishing vessel was detained by the Naval Service OPV L.É. Aoife (P23) today some 60 miles south-east of Roches Point, Co. Cork. The detention was in relation to alleged under-recording of catch and other…
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