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    That sounds familiar.

    That sounds familiar.
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    Why is an article from 2013 (pre indyref) still...

    Why is an article from 2013 (pre indyref) still circulating? A lot has changed since that policy was put forward.
    Also, expect the Scots will tell us to "gettaefu!"
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    Based on her size alone she couldn't carry 2000...

    Based on her size alone she couldn't carry 2000 tonnes of anything.
    Fantastic result from L.E. Niamh and her crew.
    The hours of towing exercises definitely paid dividends. Otherwise we would be...
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    That's why Safe pass!

    That's why Safe pass!
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    Sticky: Why RFA Argus? She is in the Caribbean. Much of...

    Why RFA Argus? She is in the Caribbean.
    Much of the aid will be required once the initial recovery is done. This is has had a major impact on local infrastructure, much of which may not be clear for...
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    The active ping is very much there, just not like...

    The active ping is very much there, just not like in "The Cruel Sea". Active ping is directional and tells the subs sensor operator that they have been detected.
    Indeed it is not uncommon for,...
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    Sticky: Is this a good time to say that if we had an EPV...

    Is this a good time to say that if we had an EPV today it would probably be heading to Beirut to assist, delivering Aid, specialised search teams and perhaps act as a floating medical facility?...
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    The notion of firing "warning shots" at errant...

    The notion of firing "warning shots" at errant subs is the same as the gunner on a Panhard in Lebanon, back in the day deciding to fire a warning shot at the Israeli tank, instead of the 90mm HEAT...
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    Interesting blog looking at the RN response,...

    Interesting blog looking at the RN response, sending a Survey ship to Beruit, and it's usefulness.
    https://thinpinstripedline.blogspot.com/2020/08/analysis-of-royal-navy-response-to.html
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    Some footage from inside the damaged vessel,...

    Some footage from inside the damaged vessel, clearly showing her proximity to the blast.
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a...
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    There is no way to get off the slipways. They are...

    There is no way to get off the slipways. They are at an incline and don't finish on the seabed. They are designed for ships to slide off into a high tide. They don't work the other way round.
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    If they can get the 1500t mobile crane in, which...

    If they can get the 1500t mobile crane in, which has a travelling weight of 106t, they can get trucks in. It may also give some incentive to modernising and widening that stretch of road.
    They did...
  13. Sticky: Kinsale platforms will be chopped and removed...

    Kinsale platforms will be chopped and removed shortly. Plenty of isolated headlands with no fear of erosion available.
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    Well Leibherr are assembling cranes there at...

    Well Leibherr are assembling cranes there at present. There is still plenty of space for fabrication, and plenty of mobile crane suppliers with impressive lift capabilities nearby so all is not lost,...
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    The people who first impounded it are on record...

    The people who first impounded it are on record seeking alternative storage, stating that where it was stored was unsuitable in the long term. Nothing was done.
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    For years we had 2 factories producing...

    For years we had 2 factories producing fertilizers, one in Cork, one in Arklow.
    Every evening a train full of the above made the journey from one to the other. Locally we called that train the...
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    https://twitter.com/abdulmoiz1990/status/129094933...

    https://twitter.com/abdulmoiz1990/status/1290949330753511424?s=09

    Qatar sending a C17 with 2 field hospitals.
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    At least 2 Bangladesh crew killed in the...

    At least 2 Bangladesh crew killed in the explosion.
    https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/military-affairs/2020/08/05/bangladesh-navy-crew-injured-in-beirut-blast
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    This is a turning point for Lebanon. Only 20% of...

    This is a turning point for Lebanon. Only 20% of wheat used in food is locally produced, the rest imported. The silo holding it all was demolished yesterday.
    Who will help Lebanon get back on its...
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    Prelim reports are completed, AAIU not involved...

    Prelim reports are completed, AAIU not involved in this one, same aircraft that lost the door in Kerry.
    Ken Foxe did a good FOI showing extracts of the report.
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    The situation on the ground is quite chaotic to...

    The situation on the ground is quite chaotic to be fair, the destruction caused by the explosion is huge. Questions being asked now about how ships due to unload in the port will manage, and what is...
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    One of the Old Falkland Island patrol ships? 19...

    One of the Old Falkland Island patrol ships? 19 injured it is being reported.
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    I appreciate what you say, but it's fair to say...

    I appreciate what you say, but it's fair to say that most of the AAS graduates are now happily earning the civvy salary and wouldn't be inclined to fight the DF system again. Of those I knew who went...
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    The Problem with the Army apprentice school was...

    The Problem with the Army apprentice school was multi-faceted. Firstly you recruited child soldiers, most without leaving certs. Then you put them through a military school system, requiring all the...
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    Are the Israeli Border Outposts within the UNDOF...

    Are the Israeli Border Outposts within the UNDOF AO? Genuine question, because the UNDOF AO is quite thin in parts, and the Southern area in particular, where this incident is supposed to have...
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