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UK Registered Trawler Detained by Naval Service
#TrawlerDetained – The Naval Service OPV L.É. Aoife (P22) detained a fishing vessel registered in the UK approximately 70 nautical miles south of Cork. The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations. According to the Naval…
Former Atlantic Dawn Supertrawler Detained in Irish Waters
#Supertrawler - The Irish Times writes that the Naval Service OPV LÉ Roisín (P51) has detained one of the world's largest fishing vessels, the former Irish flagged Atlantic Dawn , for alleged infringements in Irish waters. The 144-metre supertrawler, which…
Navy Detain Irish Trawler off Waterford Coast
#DetainedTrawler – The Naval Service's CPV LÉ Ciara (P42) detained an Irish registered fishing vessel last week in an area approximately 20 nautical miles off the south Waterford coast. The vessel was detained for an alleged breach of fishing regulations.…
Naval Service OPV Newbuild L.E. Samuel Beckett ‘Floated-Out’ from Devon Shipyard
#OPVnewbuilds – L.E. Samuel Beckett, the first of a pair of newbuild OPV vessels under construction for the Naval Service was floated-out earlier this month from a north Devon shipyard, writes Jehan Ashmore. As previously reported on, the floating-out…
Leading Defence Forces Role for Naval Service Commodore
#NavalLEADER - Alan Shatter, Minster for Justice has promoted a Naval Service leader to the position of Defence Forces deputy chief of staff for the first time in the State's history. Commodore Mark Mellett was confirmed in the new position…
Navy’s Retired LE Emer Sold for Role in Niger Delta
#EmerNIGERIA– As previously reported, the former Naval Service vessel LE Emer, which stood down last month after 35 years has been sold to a new owner who says he's unsure on private or security role for the vessel in the…
L.E. Emer Sold to Nigerian for €320,000
#EmerSOLD– A Nigerian company director has brought the former Irish Naval Service OPV L.E. Emer (P21) at auction for €320,000 reports RTE News. The new owner has yet to decide whether to convert it for pleasure use or use it…
Naval Service Detain Foreign Fishing Vessels off South & West Coasts
#TrawlerDetentions – Two foreign fishing vessels were detained on Saturday by the Naval Service for alleged technical breach of fishing regulations. The most recent detention took place in the evening when the Naval Service flagship L.É. Eithne (P31) detained a…
Naval Service Fleet 'Stuck In Dry-Docks'
#NavalMaintanance – Almost half the Naval Service fleet was simultaneously out of action due to maintenance problems, a military conference has been told. According to the Irish Independent which has more on this story, the troops attending the conference heard…
Naval Service 'Flagship' Detains French Fishing Trawler
#TrawlerDetained- Naval Service 'flagship' L.É. Eithne (P31)detained a French registered fishing trawler yesterday, approximately 150 nautical miles south off Mizen Head on the Cork coastline. The detention was in relation to an alleged technical breach of fishing regulations. The vessel…
Naval Service Newbuild OPV to be Floated-Out in November
#NavalNEWBUILDS – L.E. Samuel Beckett, the first of a pair of newbuild OPV vessels under construction for the Naval Service was expected to be floated-out next month, however this has been re-scheduled to November, writes Jehan Ashmore. As previously reported…
L.E. Emer’s Public Auction to Take Place in Carrigaline, Co. Cork
#AuctionEMER - Cork Auctioneer Dominic Daly is to handle the sale of the decommissioned Naval Service OPV L.E. Emer (P21) which is to be put up for public auction in a month's time, writes Jehan Ashmore. The auctioneer is to…
Ex-Officers Group Say Naval Service Should Take Part in UN and EU Missions
#NavalServiceRole – Patrol vessels of the Irish Naval Service should participate in UN- and EU-sponsored "international maritime security" missions, according to the Irish Maritime Forum. The State's fleet should also be expanded to match the size of New Zealand's navy,…
L.E. Emer Heads Upriver of the Lee for Decommissioning Ceremony
#FarewellEMER – As previously reported, L.E. Emer (P21) of the Irish Naval Service which spent a career spanning more than 35 years, was decommissioned at a ceremony held in Cork City Quays today, writes Jehan Ashmore. The oldest vessel in…
LE Emer to Decommission After 36 Years Naval Service
#FarewellEMER – Irish Naval Service vessel LE Emer (P21) is being decommissioned from the service today after almost 36 years in use. The oldest vessel in the service, LE Emer was built in Verolme Cork Dockyard and was commissioned on…
A Flying Send-Off as L.E. Emer Bids Dublin Bay Farewell
#FarewellEMER - Today the sell-listed L.E. Emer (P21) departed Dublin Port for the final time and it was also the Naval Service OPV's last patrol, writes Jehan Ashmore. She headed out of Dublin Bay under the command of Lt .Cdr.…

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