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    We were introducing the P60 into service at the...

    We were introducing the P60 into service at the time, MM being the force behind it had much to say and I'm sure the design house made many new potential customers as a result of this.
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    How will they justify the huge conference fees...

    How will they justify the huge conference fees they normally charge for this event? Book early and it'll only cost your government €2500.
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    I'm thinking she was on her final voyage....

    I'm thinking she was on her final voyage. 13/4/2010.
    Stoker (R.I.P) was there the same day.
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    You know that facts have no bearing on the...

    You know that facts have no bearing on the nuclear disarmament debate. Just shout Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Chernobyl and Fukishima repeatedly (even though none were military accidents). Like a Kraftwerk...
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    They have sent a delegation in the past.

    They have sent a delegation in the past.
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    Last French Patrol vessel I was on was Epee. You...

    Last French Patrol vessel I was on was Epee. You had to walk sideways down passageways, it was 40m long, had a crew of 17, was capable of 26kn and it made it's way as far as Limerick.
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    We discussed this in other threads, the French...

    We discussed this in other threads, the French OPV will be better suited to their Med work, with much smaller vessels already in use patrolling the sheltered Naval inlets on the north Atlantic coast....
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    The difficulty of course being that French Naval...

    The difficulty of course being that French Naval OPVs also guard the approaches to the French naval bases at Lorient, where its submarine fleet is based, including the Nuclear ones. Imagine the...
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    If you think that is bad, the RAF is using A400...

    If you think that is bad, the RAF is using A400 and Sentinel aircraft to buzz the refugees crossing the English Channel.
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    The 60 tonne Sheers was initially used by the...

    The 60 tonne Sheers was initially used by the Steel mill, then later upgraded with a travelling dockside crane, with magnetic grab. The Dockside opposite remained for some time until getting fuel...
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    The Caisson used to be half floating in the...

    The Caisson used to be half floating in the drydock. You can see it on google maps. Wile it may no longer be serviceable, at least it could be reverse engineered.
    <iframe...
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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...
  24. 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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