Seascapes the maritime programme presented by Marcus Connaughton, is to focus on Mellet in a wide-ranging interview covering the history of the naval base on Haulbowline Island, the role of the Naval Service, new technologies, IMERC and the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMMI).
Also to be discussed will be the overall fleet. Afloat.ie adds that the broadcast coincides with L.E. Emer's last ever patrol which is scheduled to be completed that same day when she arrives to the naval base in lower Cork Harbour.
The Verolme Cork Dockyard built (P21) OPV is then to decommission following a career spanning 35 years.
An extended version of the interview with Mellett can also be heard on Podcast also on Friday afternoon in advance of the radio programme.