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    Just to underline how important replacement of the P20 class is, I read yesterday in the Irish Examiner that a hole the size of a 10c coin was discovered below the waterline on L.E. Emer's hull, while she was in drydock for scheduled maintenance.

    Luckily the location of this hole did not put the vessel or it's crew in any danger, however, it does demonstrate that she is no longer at her best and overdue for replacement.


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

  • #2
    No-one had noticed the water pouring in??

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    • #3
      Most likely it was on part of the hull which would otherwise not be visible inboard, such as behind tanks or Bilges or even around the prop shaft area. There are plenty of void spaces not normally accessable by crew for visual inspection.


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

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      • #4
        ...or the fact it was in dry-dock.....hence no water pouring in
        Fate whispers to the warrior, "There is a storm coming"

        And the warrior whispers back "I am the storm".

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        • #5
          They would then have noticed the water pouring out....


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

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          • #6
            Speaking to dockyard workers in Cobh earlier, a survey revealed thing are much worse than initially believed.
            Photos to follow.


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

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            • #7
              Pitting, corosion along sharp or narrow wdges (bilge) etc?

              Anodes eaten?

              When she was in dry dock the last time, was she just antifouled or was it shotblasted and resealed and sprayed?
              "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ZULU View Post
                Pitting, corosion along sharp or narrow wdges (bilge) etc?

                Anodes eaten?

                When she was in dry dock the last time, was she just antifouled or was it shotblasted and resealed and sprayed?
                It's common enough. She might have been corroding from the inside out. A ballest tank perhaps, where it might have been inpossible to apply a suitable protective coating. A small leak here could go unnoticed for a long time, with no adverse effects.

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                • #9
                  Chain Locker, and amidships, just around the waterline.

                  Chain locker would get dogs abuse, to be fair.


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

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                  • #10
                    Plus it probably has a drain hole in it anyway! lol
                    "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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                    • #11
                      Wouldn't worry about it to much....water in ships is nothing new..hence the use of bilge pumps.
                      Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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                      • #12
                        I'm not worried about it at all. Almost born on water! Just interesting to find out what goes wrong. I find it useful to log it in the memory for maybe future reference
                        "The Question is not: how far you will take this? The Question is do you possess the constitution to go as far as is needed?"

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                        • #13
                          Spending 31 years getting hammered by everything the Atlantic(and Mediterranean) throws at it doesn't help the health of the steel plating either.


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

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                          • #14
                            Suits the NS as an excuse to take her out of comission and speed up her replacement bit of good luck really
                            Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
                              Suits the NS as an excuse to take her out of comission and speed up her replacement bit of good luck really
                              Yeah, amazing coincidence that

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