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    There is a half page ad in the Nautical Telegraph for Seaman, Engineer Marine, and Engineer Electrical Officers, under age 32yo, in the rank of S/Lt. It is a Brit Nautilus TU monthly paper issued in English and Dutch. The rank offered is not that attractive and could pick up those failing to gain employment with frontline companies. You can wind up with beached material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancientmariner View Post
    There is a half page ad in the Nautical Telegraph for Seaman, Engineer Marine, and Engineer Electrical Officers, under age 32yo, in the rank of S/Lt. It is a Brit Nautilus TU monthly paper issued in English and Dutch. The rank offered is not that attractive and could pick up those failing to gain employment with frontline companies. You can wind up with beached material.
    we got a few in our day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The real Jack View Post
    It's all well and good letting reservists help out with relevant needed civvy quals but not if it leaves a PDF chap at home on FIS with his occasional Cobh family searching the back of the couch for some spare change just to survive.
    Fixed it.

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    Interesting point of view regarding RDF medics
    http://www.ismm.ie/iv2.html

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    Its a made-to-measure for the Special Reserve, which a few of us have been banging the drum for a while now.
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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    https://twitter.com/defenceforces/st...57575134154752

    Saw this on the DF twitter feed and thought of a novella by the ships namesake, where a man ends his life, on a small slowly flooding boat.

    The sea, the sky, the mountains and the islands closed in and crushed me in a mighty systole, then scattered to the uttermost confines of space. The memory came faint and cold of the story I might have told, a story in the likeness of my life, I mean without the courage to end or the strength to go on.
    And then I think of Neil Jordan, who must be so glad to know his name will never be associated with this typical war mongering behaviour of the Naval Service.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/envir...nded-1.1784185
    Last edited by pym; 22nd October 2016 at 00:50.

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    WAR and mongering in general

    Quote Originally Posted by pym View Post

    https://twitter.com/defenceforces/st...57575134154752

    Saw this on the DF twitter feed and thought of a novella by the ships namesake, where a man ends his life, on a small slowly flooding boat.



    And then I think of Neil Jordan, who must be so glad to know his name will never be associated with this typical war mongering behaviour of the Naval Service.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/envir...nded-1.1784185
    Leaving aside strange people like SB, the situation in the rescue zone is developing challenges. During a closer in rescue off Libya yesterday fast craft approached the migrant boats, in the presence of NGO rescuers, and those on board the craft( reported as Libyan CG), commenced to beat migrants with sticks causing boats to capsize. Reports say fatal casualties will be in double digits adding to 3,600 estimated drownings this year so far.
    The 772 picked up by SB further highlights the need for larger suitable craft with onboard facilities to deal with a distressed cross section of people including 10 day old babies and post-natal care of their mothers .

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    In these matters there should be no hesitation. Its an unwritten law of the sea. Vessel in distress, everyone drops what their doing and goes to help.
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    What is the present status re the PV's use of AIS, is it still covert or open as if open the boats could at least venture out/steer in the direction of the nearest PV etc and reduce the risk of fatalities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmití View Post
    In these matters there should be no hesitation. Its an unwritten law of the sea. Vessel in distress, everyone drops what their doing and goes to help.
    Exactly although isn't it in UNCLOS and/or SOLAS ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeV View Post
    Exactly although isn't it in UNCLOS and/or SOLAS ?
    In both actually, but he's right. It was an unwritten rule before it was formalised in conventions.

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    Must watch TV tonight after the 9 news.

    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    Puts life in prespective

    Incredible work by the NS

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    I'm proud as fkuc of our Naval Service. Well done one and all.
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

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    Good work by Kennedy, sober visuals and good editing . Porridge for 800 at the hatch what. Stunning stuff all.
    Last edited by trellheim; 12th December 2016 at 23:13.
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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    some loo-las on claire byrne ffs afterwards dragging every agenda out.
    "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

    "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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    My opinion of O'Doherty was never very high, but tonight he came accross like an Irish Farage.
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    Good work by Kennedy, sober visuals and good editing . Porridge for 800 at the hatch what. Stunning stuff all.
    When you think of a ship like the Beckett's having that many people on board, or the comment made about the deck crew of just 6 or 7 maintaining order to that number...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    some loo-las on claire byrne ffs afterwards dragging every agenda out.
    Yeah I had to turn that off, it was full of crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    Good work by Kennedy, sober visuals and good editing . Porridge for 800 at the hatch what. Stunning stuff all.
    She's married to a NS officer the result was an excellent honest documentary.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky42 View Post
    When you think of a ship like the Beckett's having that many people on board, or the comment made about the deck crew of just 6 or 7 maintaining order to that number...
    When you think she has about 50 berths and with 750+ survivors plus the crew plus the additional personnel on board......

    I was on LE SB on Easter Monday and was talking to the LS who was interviewed.

    That is a hard 3 month deployment

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    True enough, the strain on the crew must have been simply massive, in fairness to the Kennedy and her team it was a great insight to what the Navy is facing.

    On a random aside, are those "shields" at the MG positions new, or just set up for situations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky42 View Post
    True enough, the strain on the crew must have been simply massive, in fairness to the Kennedy and her team it was a great insight to what the Navy is facing.

    On a random aside, are those "shields" at the MG positions new, or just set up for situations?
    Contract was out for them a few years ago

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    Good show, great naval service doing worthy work. Whilst the award is warranted, they require more ships instead of awards. I thought that the start was a bit lame and did not show the planing and effort made to get the ship to the med it the first place. Well done lads

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