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French OPV ‘Guard-ship’ to Follow Figaro Fleet From Dun Laoghaire
Tomorrow morning walkers at Dun Laoghaire Harbour's pier-heads will have close-up views of the departing Solitaire du Figaro race fleet and a French Navy patrol vessel, writes Jehan Ashmore. At 11 o'clock the third race-leg heads for Les Sables d'Olonne,…
Naval Salvage Tug Docks in Cork City
This weekend the large German Navy salvage tug FGS Fehrmann (A1458) is on a visit to Cork City, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 1,289 gross tonnes auxiliary vessel built in 1967 berthed yesterday at North Custom House Quay adjacent to the…
French Naval Vessel Escorts 'Figaro' Fleet to Dun Laoghaire
A French Navy offshore patrol vessel PSP Cormoran (P6277) that has been escorting the second leg of the La Solitaire du Figaro Race to Dun Laoghaire, is to dock tomorrow morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The race fleet departed Ouistreham (Caen)…
Tug-of-War to Visit Capital
An unusual visitor to Dublin Port in the form of the large German Navy salvage tug, Fehmarn (A1458) is to make a weekend courtesy call, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 1,289 gross tonnes Fehmarn (photo) is to arrive in the morning and…
Navy’s Night-Time Detention of Belgium Fishing Vessel
A Belgium registered fishing vessel was detained by the Naval Service off Co. Wexford late last night, writes Jehan Ashmore. The fishing vessel was apprehended by the CPV L.E. Ciara (P42) some 25 nautical miles to the south-west of the…
Russian Naval Destroyer Departs Dublin
After making a rare Irish call, the Russian Navy anti-submarine destroyer Admiral Chabaneko (650) departed Dublin Port, this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The pilot cutter Dodder escorted the 8,950 tons full load displacement Udaloy II class destroyer out into Dublin…
Rare Russian Naval Call Due to Dublin Port
A rare naval visitor to Dublin Port is to be made from that of the Russian Navy when the anti-submarine destroyer Admiral Chabaneko (650) is to dock next weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. Measuring 8,950 tons full load displacement and 163m/ 534ft…
Irish Sea Ferry Engaged in Maritime Counter Terrorism Exercise
The Naval Service, the Air Corps and Army Ranger Wing (ARW) an elite specialist force, completed a maritime counter terrorism exercise on board an Irish Sea ferry at the weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. For the purposes of the exercise Stena…
Lee Looks Ahead to All Antarès Arrival
A trio of French Naval mine-route survey craft are to sail upriver of the River Lee this Friday and are to berth in the Port of Cork at the North Custom House Quay, writes Jehan Ashmore. The craft BRS Antarès…
Navies Northern Adventure Head for 'Foyle Days'
This weekend's 'Foyle Days' in the north-west city is set to welcome two offshore patrol vessels (OPV) the Naval Service LE Emer (P21) and the Royal Navy's HMS Severn (P 283), writes Jehan Ashmore. The maritime event includes a variety…
Increased Naval Presence for Queen’s Visit
The historic visit of HRH Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland today, has led to an increased level of security by the Defence Forces through the deployment of the air corps, army and the navy in addition to the Gardai.  On…
Finnish Minelayer to Visit Cork
The Finnish Navy minelayer FNS Hämeenmaa is to dock in the Port of Cork at the city's central North Custom House Quay tomorrow morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. FNS Hämeenmaa entered service in 1992 and measures 1,450 tonnes, she is the…
Navy Escort Detained Trawler to Castletownbere
An Irish fishing vessel was detained for alleged breaches of the fishery regulations by the navy's OPV L.E. Niamh (P52) some 65-miles off the west Galway coast, writes Jehan Ashmore. The detention took place just after midnight on Wednesday and…
Passing of Irish Naval Service Officer Commander
One of the of first officers appointed to the Irish Naval Service, Cdr Liam Ahern passed away last week in Cork aged 90. Ahern was recruited into the new Irish Naval Service which had been established in 1947 following the…
UK Registered Trawler Detained off Bray Head
A UK registered fishing vessel the Lynn Marie was detained by the L.E. Orla (P41) seven miles off Bray Head in the early hours of Tuesday for an alleged breach of fishing regulations. L.E. Orla escorted the Lynn Marie into…
Appointment of New Head of the Naval Service
Captain Mark Mellett has been appointed as the new head of the Naval Service, the Mayo born native replaces Commodore Frank Lynch as Flag Officer Commanding, who retired in December. During his career, Captain Mellett has commanded the Peacock class…

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