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    Today the RNLI are noting that their operations,...

    Today the RNLI are noting that their operations, specifically Courtmacsherry pontoon and harbour, are being hindered by a build up of silt and debris. The State used to have dredgers in their OPW...
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    Sticky: Here we go again. Expediency over rules the...

    Here we go again. Expediency over rules the normal peacetime roles of our Air and naval units. Irrespective of doing, or being responsible for any part of SAR it is incumbent for operators of...
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    Yes absolutely. Given the incident in the English...

    Yes absolutely. Given the incident in the English Channel yesterday we need to look at and plan as to how we respond to un- warranted incidents at sea. A VTS monitoring of AIS information is the...
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    This week from Nautical journals "Future Mine...

    This week from Nautical journals "Future Mine hunting system comes to CLYDE". It is a GRP style half decker which is equipped with side scan sonar and other tracking sensors to allow it map an area...
  5. It is amazing that such a small piece of real...

    It is amazing that such a small piece of real estate should have been treated so shabbily and allowed to be infected and contaminated in the interests of progress. Despite declaring the island East...
  6. Large iconic building, photographed and recorded...

    Large iconic building, photographed and recorded in all dimensions and views by Heritage Buildings Ireland. It is sitting in the Oil Base and maybe unsuitable as an accommodation unit. Ok as Admin...
  7. I had looked at the DWGS including the existing...

    I had looked at the DWGS including the existing and proposed layout. The extended jetty is a bonus and should suit the MRV and others but we may have to accept that berthing and unberthing will be...
  8. [QUOTE=na grohmiti;481332]PROJ/2017/0004 -...

    [QUOTE=na grohmiti;481332]PROJ/2017/0004 - Remedial and Upgrade Works to Spencer Jetty at Haulbowline Naval Base

    Repairs to concrete structure, strengthening works to steel piles, protective...
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    They got one all spruced up in shiny silver....

    They got one all spruced up in shiny silver. There were three more parked near my daughter's house in Denver Colorado since 2019 and they have been flown in to make a Fleet of 4 Aircraft. They have...
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    In 1970's the Government were quite happy to...

    In 1970's the Government were quite happy to allow the Naval Service to be reduced to NO sea going vessels. There can be no sense of responsibility in a Department that doesn't have the pulse of the...
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    I see the forecasts made in this thread are...

    I see the forecasts made in this thread are coming to pass with less than 50% of our ships able to take up operational duties. Often manning the pumps in negative buoyancy can be a waste of time....
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    Sticky: Tks for that.

    Tks for that.
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    Sticky: That looks the right configuration for 12.5...

    That looks the right configuration for 12.5 caliber training. Like to see it tidied up and ship shape. presume it has an instructors consul and a variety of targets and weather scenarios. The Remada...
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    Sticky: The blurb is very much for Danish consumption....

    The blurb is very much for Danish consumption. NATO commanders are well aware of what ships can do based on their outfit and speed. The Absalon, Snare, Huitfeldt, Willemoes and Juels are all similar...
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    Pintle mounts are popular for AFV's and...

    Pintle mounts are popular for AFV's and Helicopter door mounts with a ball socket on a fixed pedestal mount to allow traverse , L/R and up/down. They are popular for HMG's and the like.
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    [QUOTE=na grohmiti;481214]This seems like a good...

    [QUOTE=na grohmiti;481214]This seems like a good idea.
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    No fuss . They only have 4 ships with one having...

    No fuss . They only have 4 ships with one having a Container capacity of 2568 boxes and three around 3000 boxes. They are essentially all the same. They advertise Antwerp to Cork as a short sea trade...
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    payment provided in 4 x 6 monthly tranches of...

    payment provided in 4 x 6 monthly tranches of 2,500 euro i.e over 2 years.
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    In a 4 year cycle you are deemed to have 2 years...

    In a 4 year cycle you are deemed to have 2 years at sea and two years in shore appointments. To qualify for the retention bonus you must have 240days at sea in your sea cycle. If 10,000 is paid to...
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    They are talking today about a 10,000 Euro...

    They are talking today about a 10,000 Euro Retention Bounty to be payable in 4 tranches of 2500 per quarter to those on a 4 year engagement with 2 years in seagoing appointments. You must have 240...
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    The " Money" probably came from EU sources under...

    The " Money" probably came from EU sources under Amenity grants or the like and so they painted themselves into Amenity and " Look it's quite safe" for mammy and the kids. When Rocky was a repository...
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    The Base CO or territorial CO will have to ensure...

    The Base CO or territorial CO will have to ensure the new perimeters are secure by appropriate patrols. When open to the public the separated gates will have to be manned to ensure correct or...
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    In the period between 1960-1990 the predominant...

    In the period between 1960-1990 the predominant task of every Mil Establishment was it's own security. Here we have allowed, through the environmental path and financial sleight of hand, a large...
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    Sticky: All relevant to where we need to go. The overall...

    All relevant to where we need to go. The overall result must be an independent vessel that can unassisted, move it's logistic packages to where they are needed and support the ongoing operation to...
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    There is a comment somewhere that the ownership...

    There is a comment somewhere that the ownership of the site was passed back to the DOD. Hope they can attain maximum surveillance by CCTV day/night at a manned station.
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