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    If you need to get at the hull , pipework, and...

    If you need to get at the hull , pipework, and electrics then it is inevitable that cabins, bulkheads, hull lining and insulation will all have to be ripped out , and replaced in a fit out with all...
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    Delete first word "Their" and replace with "...

    Delete first word "Their" and replace with " There ". By the way does anybody know what exactly is being done with the Roisin. The Mandays working on her are eyewatering . It is more a half life...
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    Their is a growing trend of industry taking the...

    Their is a growing trend of industry taking the initiative and offering solutions such as the Dark Vessel Programme. It mentions in a description that ICEYE will provide info every few hours.. I...
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    There is too much history hanging around our...

    There is too much history hanging around our concept of Reserves and their origins in the LDF and Slua Muiri. Some effort should have been made to include elements, or even individuals in frontline...
  5. The depth in the basin and the graving dock, all...

    The depth in the basin and the graving dock, all gates open, should be in the region of 4.5metres with brown muddy water at LWS. If it was cleaned and hoovered out by suction it could reach...
  6. An act of vandalism on a precious asset.

    An act of vandalism on a precious asset.
  7. The programme and the monies envisaged give the...

    The programme and the monies envisaged give the impression that this will be a bare bones project. Other than Block 8 refurbishment most Naval base projects are deferred to 2022. Operationally one...
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    In our case tracking and surveillance should use...

    In our case tracking and surveillance should use existing systems and down links where available. we should use our membership of the EU to gain capabilities on the foot of alliances and groups.
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    I'm not fully conversant with all the regulations...

    I'm not fully conversant with all the regulations on transponders but you will find that irish regulations require all minor and major fishing vessels within our waters have to be fitted with an...
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    Just a few interesting things about necessity and...

    Just a few interesting things about necessity and capability. In the search for the missing fisherman, an AIS picture on FB , of the search area off Hook Head to Tuskar, shows the position of all the...
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    AFAIK No pints or alcohol are routinely available...

    AFAIK No pints or alcohol are routinely available ashore or afloat except by specific authorisation by higher authority for a sanctioned occasion.
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    A Static Training ship has been a tradition in...

    A Static Training ship has been a tradition in Navies for many a century. It gives the trainee shipboard experience without going to sea. The ship must be up to date so that the experience is as real...
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    That is exactly what I would recommend and give...

    That is exactly what I would recommend and give an edge to personnel in shipboard training before voyaging.
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    The navy at this time is suffering from a...

    The navy at this time is suffering from a shortage of trained personnel to take , or keep ships at sea. This is not a unique situation, as our neighbours have 30 operational ships but also have the...
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    A balanced view.

    A balanced view.
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    For all the reasons you mention, including...

    For all the reasons you mention, including inconvenience, the Services should honour their dead. It reflects ethos and demonstrates the nature of Service Life and honour due to those that served or...
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    [QUOTE=ancientmariner;471964] By way of...

    By way of clarification the SNCO was retired aged 94 and a great-great-grandfather. Official Service representation was minimal and not of a send off variety.
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    [QUOTE=hptmurphy;468993]Theoretically you...

    [QUOTE=hptmurphy;468993]Theoretically you could...... if you remove a lot of the structures that the older systems was built in and adjust and prove the systems of work before you attempt any change...
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    Sticky: The annual Naval revue which was a powerpoint...

    The annual Naval revue which was a powerpoint type conference on what was done, and a glimpse of future developments , was binned this year. There was an address by FOCNS instead to the "troops" in...
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    In any event it is one of those professions that...

    In any event it is one of those professions that experience pays off in tricky situations--especially manoeuvring. With naval repair schedules , and half-life refits, we should get up to 40 years...
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    This argument on the "Park" is a waste of time as...

    This argument on the "Park" is a waste of time as we are where we are in it's environmental hazards. It's progression as a potential hazard should be monitored at appropriate intervals and issued in...
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    The sharing of Haulbowline island with Irish...

    The sharing of Haulbowline island with Irish Steel Holdings was always an imposition of political origin. Placing any civilian project within a small naval base, whether a steel mill or a public...
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    The privatisation of key state...

    The privatisation of key state facilities/provisions has led to a dilution of availability, often controlled by entities, outside the country, and with a different agenda. Strategic infrastructure...
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    I think the term, in the expanded definition , is...

    I think the term, in the expanded definition , is " Breaming " which involved removing yards of growth and shells from the ships wooden bottoms. It was before the days of copper sheathing and...
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    Sticky: . The armament is presumptive on their...

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    The armament is presumptive on their humanitarian role in the Canadian Arctic Islands . Could change, with role, if advanced electronics are installed. The costs include future support and are...
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