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  1. Thread: Rescue 116

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    As I've already posted elsewhere, all SAR...

    As I've already posted elsewhere, all SAR professionals the world over share in your grief. So that others may live comes at a bitter cost sometimes. Rest easy Rescue 116.
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    And now back to Somalia....

    And now back to Somalia.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39264343
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    Only response that I have to that is (a) thanks...

    Only response that I have to that is (a) thanks and (b) you gents certainly built them well!
    She's currently having a GENSET overhaul and will be back at sea in a few weeks.
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    Sticky: Can't say I've ever heard of this outfit....

    Can't say I've ever heard of this outfit. However, I am always leery of a company whose total output appears to consist of snazzy computer graphics. Designing a ship for the RN with a hangar for an...
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    Wrong number, that's P61 not P62. If confronted...

    Wrong number, that's P61 not P62. If confronted with P62 (i.e. a real ship) Fincantieri would scratch their head...
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    Early days yet and fortunately I'll be...

    Early days yet and fortunately I'll be decommissioned before she is:n:)
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    You also have to have the space to keep her. Our...

    You also have to have the space to keep her. Our Maritime Base is at full capacity, especially with us having to give up some quayside for yet another yacht marina. As much as I would love to see...
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    Not with that dinky radar, no. I imagined...

    Not with that dinky radar, no. I imagined something a bit more substantial.
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    Its more a question of what you are actually...

    Its more a question of what you are actually mounting on the kite. The radar antenna only, the antenna and transceiver, antenna transceiver and signal processor? If its only the former then the...
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    Fully agree. More importantly, the crew has to be...

    Fully agree. More importantly, the crew has to be regularly trained to operate, maintain and repair the system if it is to be a credible capability. Just bolting it on and sending ships into the wide...
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    Sticky: Poll: First time I've been called serious...

    First time I've been called serious...
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    Sticky: Poll: Cool music - check, footage of bouncing off waves...

    Cool music - check, footage of bouncing off waves - check, military utility - errm....

    From their website:

    'A crew of 10 can be comfortably seated , 6 on high tech shock mitigation seats and 4...
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    Sticky: The voice of reason! (and lotsa money!) ...

    The voice of reason! (and lotsa money!)

    Wishing all a peaceful Christmas and exciting 2017.

    Medsailor
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    Sticky: Agreed, the only difference being that on land...

    Agreed, the only difference being that on land they'll set up with a clear field of fire 360 degrees around. On a ship, you may have to turn the whole vessel to bring the target into the effective...
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    Sticky: Given the effective range of the RBS70, cueing...

    Given the effective range of the RBS70, cueing with a staring IR array is probably more effective than with a radar. More difficult is ensuring that the information from whatever sensor is used gets...
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    One fatal flaw in all the reasoning of the...

    One fatal flaw in all the reasoning of the Commission. For a vessel to be considered as a State vessel, and thus enjoy all the enforcement rights provided for under UNCLOS, it has to be a vessel...
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    Having been there, done that, got the t-shirt...

    Having been there, done that, got the t-shirt over the past 15 years, I can honestly say that the level of performance and professionalism shown by the Irish Naval Service is unmatched by navies 10...
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    We've been assured that pre-EU (that's 2004 for...

    We've been assured that pre-EU (that's 2004 for us) bilateral arrangements (related to health care, education, working, etc) will remain in force. Obviously, we hold certain rights as members of the...
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    You should try it some time, maybe you'd change...

    You should try it some time, maybe you'd change your rather flat tune.
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    Only the 40mm. 20mm and Gimpys were removed....

    Only the 40mm. 20mm and Gimpys were removed. Replaced with 0.50" M2 and PKM respectively.
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    If all P62 (ex-Aoife) could do was hold together,...

    If all P62 (ex-Aoife) could do was hold together, we would be rather upset! She was acquired as a working, viable PV and that's what we have expected of her and what she has done rather well. Whether...
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    That's an interesting one. On the one hand they...

    That's an interesting one. On the one hand they will no longer have to deal with regulating the legitimate fishing activities of those EU-flagged vessels (mostly Spanish) that are permitted to fish...
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    Malta took Aoife into service when she was 37...

    Malta took Aoife into service when she was 37 years old but she was a vessel built in a different age to different standards. I'm not sure that an acquisition of the Batch 1s would really be the...
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    Possibly but it seems that version would require...

    Possibly but it seems that version would require as much leg work to get a globally-aligned actionable document. I think UNCLOS will allow any Naval Vessel to intervene in order to prevent...
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    The above mentioned Document issued by the...

    The above mentioned Document issued by the Maltese Government is apt and pertinent. A draft ROE produced for a Command and Staff Course followed proportionate responses. If a craft or someone on it...
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