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  • Originally posted by Flamingo View Post

    As ever, the comments section would make you weep...
    what a day for the NS. Hard to know whether to be glad for them or to be sad for them?

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    • Originally posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post

      what a day for the NS. Hard to know whether to be glad for them or to be sad for them?
      The exer community is collectively annoyed in the manner of the decommissioning, and many feel those who served on the ships should have been given a chance to walk the decks one last time.
      More are wondering why there appears to have been no press presence, just a handful of VIPs, and the first OC & Coxn of each vessel (an easy invite, given the passage of time has seen the actual passing of some concerned.
      That said
      They should have been towed out of the basin long ago and berthed in public view for all to see that these 3 ships were not in service, instead of giving the impression that we had a 9 ship navy, of which only one went to sea. Former Verome Cork Dockyard has plenty of unused quay space where they could have gone, where many ships awaiting the breaker spent their latter days. No unwanted visitors either as the DSG security are very good at their job.
      Will be interesting to see how long more they will languish taking up valuable space in the basin.
      For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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      • Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post

        The exer community is collectively annoyed in the manner of the decommissioning, and many feel those who served on the ships should have been given a chance to walk the decks one last time.
        More are wondering why there appears to have been no press presence, just a handful of VIPs, and the first OC & Coxn of each vessel (an easy invite, given the passage of time has seen the actual passing of some concerned.
        That said
        They should have been towed out of the basin long ago and berthed in public view for all to see that these 3 ships were not in service, instead of giving the impression that we had a 9 ship navy, of which only one went to sea. Former Verome Cork Dockyard has plenty of unused quay space where they could have gone, where many ships awaiting the breaker spent their latter days. No unwanted visitors either as the DSG security are very good at their job.
        Will be interesting to see how long more they will languish taking up valuable space in the basin.
        At what cost, do you think a private would give them quay wall space for free. I really doubt it.

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        • Originally posted by batterysgt View Post

          At what cost, do you think a private would give them quay wall space for free. I really doubt it.
          The ADM jetty is called that after the company who built it, and used it to load their waste onto a ship to be dumped outside Roches Point. ADM are long gone, the jetty remains. Equally the space I am thinking of was used for many years by the old reefer "Stella Maris" before the price of scrap rose and the owner with more money than ability got an offer he couldn't refuse. If you visit some Naval ports in france or the US there are many retird warships at anchor, unmanned, acting as winbreaks. The elephant in the room of course is the city quays which are soon to pass from use.
          Agree a suitable rate with the Port of cork. No services required, just a berth. Many disused vessels have been tied up there awaiting an appointment with the cutting torch.
          For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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          • Looks like someone had a major change of heart.
            https://www.facebook.com/irishnavals...pSgZpqu4Y1zojl


            For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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            • Originally posted by na grohmiti View Post
              Looks like someone had a major change of heart.
              https://www.facebook.com/irishnavals...pSgZpqu4Y1zojl


              No, this was always the plan.

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              • The part-time MfD has said that Cork Co Co are no longer interested LE Eithne, so that just leaves Dublin Port.

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                • There was a letter writing campaign by exers recently looking to preserve P31. Clearly it has not reached his desk yet.
                  For now, everything hangs on implementation of the CoDF report.

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