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Spanish Trawler Detained
#TRAWLER DETENTION - The Naval Service OPV LE Aisling (P23) detained a Spanish registered fishing vessel approximately 175 nautical miles off Mizen Head, Co. Kerry on Wednesday night. The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of technical fishing…
German Navy Task Force Calls to Capital
#GERMAN NAVY – Three German Navy vessels that forms a task force group docked in Dublin Port this morning for a weekend courtesy call, writes Jehan Ashmore. Auxiliary tanker FGS Frankfurt Am Main (A1412) berthed in the heart of the…
Busy Patrol Vessel Detains Second Trawler
#NAVAL SERVICE – Within a space of seven days the Naval Service OPV L.E. Roisin (P51) detained two foreign registered fishing vessels for alleged breaches of fishing regulations. The most recent detainment was on Tuesday where a UK registered trawler…
LE Roisin Detains Spanish Fishing Vessel
The Naval Service Vessel LE Roisin detained a Spanish registered fishing vessel approximately 150 nautical miles off the Clare Coast yesterday afternoon. The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of technical fishing regulations. The vessel is currently under…
Naval Service Seeks Recruits
#NAVAL SERVICE – The Naval Service are currently accepting applications for General Service Recruits. There are additional positions available within the Defence Forces for General Service and Specialist positions. For information on all these appointments, noting the relevant links for…
Minehunter that Served in Libya Anchors in Dublin Bay
#NAVAL ANCHORAGE – A Royal Navy mine-hunter HMS Bangor (MI09) which took part in Libyan operations last year, anchored overnight in Dublin Bay during the north-easterly gale force winds, writes Jehan Ashmore. Unlike the majority of vessels which anchor in…
University Challenge Heads for Cork
#NAVAL VISITS – Two small University Royal Naval Units (URNU) patrol training boats of the Royal Navy are due to call to Cork city centre along South Customs House Quay this afternoon, writes Jehan Ashmore. The pair are HMS Exploit…
Ireland Could Join Effort to Battle Somali Pirates
#NAVAL SERVICE - Ireland could soon join the fight against Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean, the Irish Independent reports. Minister of State Fergus O'Dowd confirmed that the Department of Defence was considering sending a personnel detachment to assist the…
Sistership of Figaro Race ‘Guardship’ to Visit
#NAVAL VISIT – A sistership of the French Naval patrol vessel that performed 'guardship' duties during last year's La Solitaire du Figaro Race to Dun Laoghaire (click HERE), is due to dock in Dublin Port in advance of St. Patrick's…
Admiral Brown's Mayo Naval Connections
#ADMIRAL BROWN – In addition to the 155th anniversary commemoration of the death of Admiral William Brown which was held in the Argentinian capital at the weekend, as previously reported on Afloat.ie, a second ceremony was held in Foxford, Co.…
Homage Paid to Irish Founder of Argentinian Navy
#ADMIRAL BROWN- As Wexford is to host The John Barry Maritime Festival this summer, the father of the US Navy and commodore is held in the same league of Admiral William Brown, who founded the Argentinian Navy, who was remembered…
Navy Look to the Skies with Fuel-Saving Kite
#NAVAL SERVICE-The Naval Service are considering wind-power in an effort to reduce soaring fuel costs using "kite sails", reports the Examiner. Commodore Mark Mellett confirmed the navy was collaborating with Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster (IMERC), UCC, and CIT…
Navy Detain UK Registered Trawler
#NAVAL SERVICE – The LÉ Aisling (P23) detained a British registered fishing vessel approximately 180 nautical miles west of the Skelligs last night. The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations. According to the Naval Service…
Naval School-Ships to take Class to Dublin
#NAVAL VISITS - The first foreign naval visitors to Dublin Port in 2012 will be the French Navy, as five of an eight-strong class of school-training ships from Brest are due to dock on Friday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The octet …
LE Ciara Returns to Sea after Hull Repairs
#NAVAL SERVICE- The Naval Service patrol ship LE Ciara (P42) has been cleared to return to sea, following repairs to a hole in its hull, the Irish Times reports. The high-speed coastal patrol vessel (CPV) is the latest in a…
First Female Naval Commander Wins Inaugural Cork Woman of the Year Award
#NAVAL SERVICE-Lt Commander Roberta O'Brien, Ireland's first female commander of a Naval Service vessel, has been announced as the inaugural C Woman of the Year Award 2011. In a ceremony held recently in the city's Imperial Hotel, over 90 women…

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