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    Probably too small of an organisation, plus the...

    Probably too small of an organisation, plus the employer support found in other countries like US & UK doesn't exist here.

    It probably would be possible to train the NSR in certain systems but...
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    A Naval Commop is not just trained in GMDSS...

    A Naval Commop is not just trained in GMDSS systems and not just in VHF.

    Some of the systems:

    Marine VHF
    Marine MF/HF
    Satellite Systems
    Military UHF/VHF
    Military MF/HF
    Data Communications
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    Training for Logs is possible. Training as a...

    Training for Logs is possible.

    Training as a Commop for NSR personnel would not be possible.

    It requires 20 weeks or full time training + on the job training of 6 months complete with...
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    Majority of the NSR do not have the skillset or...

    Majority of the NSR do not have the skillset or qualification to fill most positions on an NS vessel.

    All are Executive branch (seaman) so no Commops, ERAs, EAs etc
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    A building has been earmarked for a number of...

    A building has been earmarked for a number of years for this project. What was missing was the the money!.

    This project should begin this year once the DOD release the money to the DF.

    BTW, no...
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    That would entail taking up a berth full time....

    That would entail taking up a berth full time.
    Having a ship decommissioned full time would still require a reduced ships company for maintainance, etc.
    Would be far more expensive than maintaining...
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    Sticky: Interesting!!. Ticks most boxes for the EPV...

    Interesting!!. Ticks most boxes for the EPV requirement bar the 76mm which is the stnadard main armament now.
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    Sticky: Boarding parties are drawn from all divisions...

    Boarding parties are drawn from all divisions onboard.

    Every NCO is trained in both Fishery and Naval Boarding.

    Eithne with her slightly larger crew has a bigger selection of Boarding...
  9. Thread: Drydocking?

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    LE Roisin deployed on operation PONTUS in 2016. ...

    LE Roisin deployed on operation PONTUS in 2016.

    That damage was fully repaired by Cork Dockyard Ltd under a repair contract.

    LE Roisin before entering her MLEP was fully operational.
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    Sticky: P64 was less than her sisters. Appledore needed...

    P64 was less than her sisters. Appledore needed the build to keep the shipyard open.
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    Sticky: It has been stated that it will be an "off the...

    It has been stated that it will be an "off the shelf" hull and superstructure with minimal NS requirement changes.

    This is to keep the cost down as well as to ensure that first of class problems...
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    Correct, as part of EUNAVFOR MED OP SOPHIA, all...

    Correct, as part of EUNAVFOR MED OP SOPHIA, all ships companies have been awarded EU Common Security and Defence Policy Medal with OP SOPHIA clasp.

    LE Niamh, LE Samuel Beckett & LE James Joyce...
  13. Maj Gen Cotter is DCOS Support

    Maj Gen Cotter is DCOS Support
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    Patrolling is defined in its length of duration...

    Patrolling is defined in its length of duration yes, but the roles carried out cannot be defined per patrol.

    Can go from FP ops to SAR Ops or MIO (Maritime Interdiction Ops) in a heartbeat.
    ...
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    Sticky: There is scope for some modifications to the...

    There is scope for some modifications to the P60s.

    They were constructed with this in mind.

    The mast is one example, can be upgraded fairly easily to take Air Search Radar.

    Bridge and Comms...
  16. Thread: CPV Replacement

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    Sticky: Poll: Fishing Vessel are out there to do one thing,...

    Fishing Vessel are out there to do one thing, fish!.

    Our ships are out there to carry out numerous different tasks incl boarding ops. The bigger and more stable the PV, the higher the sea states...
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    Not the first RAS (exercise) for Irish vessels in...

    Not the first RAS (exercise) for Irish vessels in the Med under Op PONTUS or OP Sophia.

    Great to see it pictured though.
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    Lot of hassle to fire one weapon. Deploy target,...

    Lot of hassle to fire one weapon. Deploy target, close danger area, enforce exclusion zone requires a ship. Permission to use private land etc etc.

    Easier to use the Glen.
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    That was test firing of a weapon before it was...

    That was test firing of a weapon before it was returned to its unit after major maintainence.

    Vessel itself was in refit.
  20. Thread: OPV Replacement

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    Sticky: [QUOTE=na grohmit�;461239] NS has its own...

    NS has its own Ord section. Nothing goes to Collins Barracks, as Army Ord are not 76mm qualified.
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    PONTUS was an Irish mission so no real HQ, but...

    PONTUS was an Irish mission so no real HQ, but the AFM provided support AFAIK.
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    Sticky: Two sets of trials, builders trials & acceptance...

    Two sets of trials, builders trials & acceptance trials.

    She will go back alongside Appledore after these ones.

    Delivery early August id imagine
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    That was Op PONTUS. Id imagine the OHQ of Op...

    That was Op PONTUS.

    Id imagine the OHQ of Op Sophia calls the shots now so prob a handover in theatre now.
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    Operation Sophia / EUNAVFOR MED

    I see according to Marine Traffic, P61 is at anchor near Palermo in a place called Tonnarella Del Uzzo. Awaiting her relief for handover id imagine.

    P62 is about a days steam from Sicily as...
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    Her AIS has been renamed to EU Warship ...

    Her AIS has been renamed to EU Warship

    https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:5540812/mmsi:0/vessel:EU%20WARSHIP

    Last seen Malta outbound on 06 June 2018
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