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    Sticky: Poll: Whatever ship we get built for the Multi Role, it...

    Whatever ship we get built for the Multi Role, it must add to jointedness within the Navy, RAS etc, and also military deployments, plus HADR incidents, plus towing capability, self Defence, and HQ...
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    Sticky: Poll: The reason for using Granuaile for diving...

    The reason for using Granuaile for diving operations is based on overall suitability and safety. The TEU depiction is for a load on/lift off scenario for resupply or supply. Placing containerised...
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    Sticky: Poll: I think the ILS Granuaile fitted the bill for the...

    I think the ILS Granuaile fitted the bill for the deployment of the UW units using her 20 tonne crane and winches. Her deck space is considerable, About 2/3rds of her length. The P60 space is for...
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    Certainly when a ship is stripped and cleaned of...

    Certainly when a ship is stripped and cleaned of weed and shell , she will be a little lighter in the water, and will be faster due to reduced friction ( clean hull ).
    The overall reason is...
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    The only way to guard sea bed assets is by...

    The only way to guard sea bed assets is by strategically monitoring their integrity and being aware of possible threats. The only agencies to police assets, or damage them, are likely to be naval...
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    The utilisation and training of Reservists is a...

    The utilisation and training of Reservists is a simple concept that needs to be formalised with a view to providing replacement personnel in all levels of expertise. Other Forces do it, and put...
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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...
  11. 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...
  12. An act of vandalism on a precious asset.

    An act of vandalism on a precious asset.
  13. 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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