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    A cynic might say they don't want helicopters because it would mean fewer hulls.

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    Yeah plus a new aviation division/transplants from the don means more competition for cushy appointments.
    Everyone who's ever loved you was wrong.

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    so if someone from a shore appointment is detached to a vessel due to crew shortages they don't get PDA
    Don't know what the criteria is these days, but back in the day unless you were posted to a ship you didn't get PDA...and the ship had to be on a recognised patrol to get that.

    Patrol Duty Allowance back in the 1980s was 5 pounds and Five pence..per day!!!!

    We all have heard ad nauseam about the Eithne experiment disaster but how is it that the NS is the only operator of grey ships that thinks they're pointless?
    I would suggest that it is pointless if you don't have a helo to operate and there isn't an option to operate one on the horizon.

    The concept is sound enough but the reality being its not going to happen as long as the AC buy helos that are non compatible with ships and not even the slightest effort was made to have them compatible.

    Yes given the role of the NS is expanding beyond territorial waters and the proposal for an MRV may become a reality then it should facilitate a heli deck and fueling facilities.

    If that works and gets regular use then future builds should potential include heli facilities. If not having heli capacity was the cost of having extra ships..so be it. Ships have 30 years plus life span. if you don't get them in the water to replace aging assets you may never get them.

    Should we have lost a ship because of a tennis court on each of the others....given the use it would get..certainly not!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Have the EU provided any funds since Eithne?
    €12 million between 2014-2020 towards Casa and ships replacement and upgrades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodes View Post
    €12 million between 2014-2020 towards Casa and ships replacement and upgrades.
    Is that per year or just a once off lump sum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky42 View Post
    Is that per year or just a once off lump sum?
    Just €12 million, not sure if its a lump sum or spread out over the six years.

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    Not much considering they gave us half the cost of Roisin (not sure about Niamh)

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