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  • Hi Leo,
    Nice to see a positive suggestion.....Half decent sized boats which could be berthed in all NSR areas.

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    • Island Class Patrol Boats for RM - upgunned boats - too much for NSR?!


      Royal Marine Commandos at HM Naval Base Clyde have a new tool to help protect high-value shipping. 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines (43 Cdo FPGRM) have recently taken delivery of two Island Class Patrol Boats.
      The versatile vessels – called “Mull’ and “Rona” – are former MOD Police boats which have undergone extensive refitting at their manufacturer in Anglesey.
      As well as major reworking of their upper decks, the patrol boats have also been fitted with three new weapon mount positions, enhanced protection for coxswains and crew, as well as an enhanced communications package.
      The end result is an ideal platform for Royal Marines to operate on while undertaking vital protection and patrolling duties on the Gare Loch, Loch Long and on the Clyde.
      Since the arrival of the vessels the Royal Marines have been busy putting the Island Class through their paces. An extensive crew training package has been undertaken as well as live firing exercises at nearby sea ranges.
      http://navaltoday.com/2013/03/08/uk-...marines-fleet/



      Shows what can be done to normal patrol boats, would be ideal for port security or shell to sea type ops!

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      • Shows what can be done to normal patrol boats, would be ideal for port security or shell to sea type ops!
        Could just rob the customs cutters and stick a mag on them,they do fcukall else!
        Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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        • Armed Archer (P2000) Class

          Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
          Could just rob the customs cutters and stick a mag on them,they do fcukall else!


          Would appear that two Archer Class (P2000) patrol boats have also been armed to equip the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron, HMS Raider & HMS Tracker.

          Shows that the Customs Boats could easily be armed & fitted with armour (as per the pics).

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          • All we need is the submarines for them to protect .
            Don't spit in my Bouillabaisse .

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            • Originally posted by Dogwatch View Post

              http://navaltoday.com/2013/03/08/uk-...marines-fleet/



              Shows what can be done to normal patrol boats, would be ideal for port security or shell to sea type ops!
              Also in the pic is the RM Offshore Raiding Craft. Lovely bit of kit. Comes in a number of variants, transported from A to B on a road legal trailer (when not on board a boat) and tough as old boots.

              Stick it behind a 6 x 6 sciania with 20' container on the back converted for crew, kit, equipment, POL, bacon butties and a brew. Sorted.
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              • Originally posted by Laners View Post
                All we need is the submarines for them to protect .
                Plenty of times that RHIBs have been used for port & vessel security for extended (week+) periods. Having such vessels would provide a better capability for such a role without the large amount of fatigue on crews, also the likes of your 'corrib' ATCA/ATCP roles would find such vessels handy out!

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                • Originally posted by Dogwatch View Post
                  Plenty of times that RHIBs have been used for port & vessel security for extended (week+) periods. Having such vessels would provide a better capability for such a role without the large amount of fatigue on crews, also the likes of your 'corrib' ATCA/ATCP roles would find such vessels handy out!
                  Yes because they don't have enough to complain about

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                  • Originally posted by DeV View Post
                    Yes because they don't have enough to complain about
                    ?? The NS crews or the protestors?!

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                    • Originally posted by Dogwatch View Post
                      Plenty of times that RHIBs have been used for port & vessel security for extended (week+) periods. Having such vessels would provide a better capability for such a role without the large amount of fatigue on crews, also the likes of your 'corrib' ATCA/ATCP roles would find such vessels handy out!
                      A lot easier for all in the winter months too instead of being out in a rib with a garda who is dressed for rain on land, not rain and waves at sea.

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                      • Originally posted by Dogwatch View Post
                        ?? The NS crews or the protestors?!
                        Protestors

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                        • Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
                          Could just rob the customs cutters and stick a mag on them,they do fcukall else!
                          What does the Garda boat handle like off the coast/estuaries?

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                          • Just s good as any other Shannon cruiser...

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                            • Originally posted by na grohmití View Post
                              Just s good as any other Shannon cruiser...
                              I was coming to a similiar conclusion,has anyone seen it off the coast on passage or is it trollied everywhere,does she run up any convictions against errant mariners/tourists.

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                              • Only saw it outside athlone during the Volvo race in Galway some years ago. Normally if the Garda boat people are involved it is a RIB.

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