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  • S-61 to go?

    Just heard this at Franks board

    The S-61 SAR contract looks to be coming to an end soon due to some sort of wrangle!! Dont know the ins and outs of it yet cos it hasnt been made official!!
    Serious shit
    "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

  • #2
    Didn't they just get the S-61?
    "Everyone's for a free Tibet, but no one's for freeing Tibet." -Mark Steyn. What an IMO-centric quote, eh?

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    • #3
      Yep
      "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

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      • #4
        I thought the lease was Three years:confused:

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        • #5
          The S-61 SAR contract looks to be coming to an end soon due to some sort of wrangle!! Dont know the ins and outs of it yet cos it hasnt been made official!!
          "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

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          • #6
            Am not saying that its not true but I was looking on the DoD website and there was a speach to RACO from smith last year saing that the government was going to lease the S-61 for three years starting early next year

            of course i would not be surprised if this was another DoD cock up

            if you want to see the speach click on the link
            http://www.defence.ie/WebSite.nsf/Do...6?OpenDocument

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            • #7
              For F*** Sake

              It's official we have clowns running our Govt :confused: :confused:

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              • #8
                from the tenders site

                Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, acting on behalf of the Minister for Communications, Marine and natural Resources invites tenders for the Provision of aircraft and experienced crew for aerial remote sensing to search and detect pollution at sea and to direct counter pollution operations, and to fly search and rescue (SAR) sorties in support of Irish Coast Guard's other functions.
                DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME LIMIT FOR COMPLETE
                Starting 01/07/2004 and/or ending 30/06/2009, With the possible extension for any period up to a further two years. The successful service provider may be permitted to commence the service earlier than 01/07/2004 but the ability to do so will not be part of the award critera.
                You're even dumber than I tell people

                You might have been infected but you never were a bore

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                • #9
                  Thats a different contract. Thats the Coastguard one,currently held by CHC Scotia.


                  Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                  • #10
                    Its not a CHC contract.Thats a tender for a fixed wing aircraft by the looks of things.None of CHC's contracts are due for renewal next year!!! as far as i'm aware.

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                    • #11
                      Hmm..how right you are,on further reading..are they now trying to contract out the CASA's job? Or maybe give the casa some incentive to do more?


                      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                      • #12
                        Now what are they at ?

                        Posted on the Gov Tender Site

                        Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, acting on behalf of the Minister for Communications, Marine and natural Resources invites tenders for the Provision of aircraft and experienced crew for aerial remote sensing to search and detect pollution at sea and to direct counter pollution operations, and to fly search and rescue (SAR) sorties in support of Irish Coast Guard's other functions.
                        DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME LIMIT FOR COMPLETE
                        Starting 01/07/2004 and/or ending 30/06/2009, With the possible extension for any period up to a further two years. The successful service provider may be permitted to commence the service earlier than 01/07/2004 but the ability to do so will not be part of the award critera.

                        Another nail in the Aer Corp coffin?

                        jbkenn

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                        • #13
                          air Atlantique provide the service in the UK and are quite good at it.The reduction in these roles should allow the Air Corps to get on with some more military activities....such as training and flying ministers around the place( joke)
                          Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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                          • #14
                            Has the Casa any pollution control equipment?
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                            With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

                            Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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                            • #15
                              Like a bucket on a rope perhaps, the only state assets equipped for pollution control as far as I know (I'm not a maritime person) are the Celtic explorer and its Planned? sister ship and even those are supposed to be wholly inadequate.
                              "It is a general popular error to imagine that loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for it's welfare" Edmund Burke

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