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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Thats the sort of thinking that tells me(and others) that such a ship would be a waste of space in Irish use.
    Unless there is a minefield in the shannon estuary that needs clearing.
    Have a look to see where these vessels are normally used and you'll understand.

    Naval reserve have no requirements for ships of any sort under their current guise.
    I was thinking more of Dublin Bay and Cork Harbour. A couple of mines in locations like these - or even the suspicion of mines - could shut down most of our international trade for weeks.

    Yes, I know what the primary mission of those French MCMVs is. But they're cheap, and basing one or two in Dublin and Cork - and maybe elsewhere? - would provide training/operational options for the employment of the NSR that the current multi-week OPV patrols can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easyrider View Post
    I was thinking more of Dublin Bay and Cork Harbour. A couple of mines in locations like these - or even the suspicion of mines - could shut down most of our international trade for weeks.

    Yes, I know what the primary mission of those French MCMVs is. But they're cheap, and basing one or two in Dublin and Cork - and maybe elsewhere? - would provide training/operational options for the employment of the NSR that the current multi-week OPV patrols can't.
    OOh.
    If we had a Mod watching I'd love a thread split about now.
    The priority at present I'm sure you appreciate is patrolling the EEZ and beyond. Training the RDF (whether blue or green) has taken a very secondary role.


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    One of the other attractions of that French MCMV is that the design is quite simple, basically that of a trawler, so we ought to be able to build them here in Ireland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easyrider View Post
    One of the other attractions of that French MCMV is that the design is quite simple, basically that of a trawler, so we ought to be able to build them here in Ireland.
    in which case,buy some unloved trawlers and paint them grey!

    I'm with Goldie on this,waste of money!

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    'Mutiny on the Bounty' replica ship docks in Cork.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...299071988.html


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    Russian Udaloy II Admiral Chabanenko

    This was in Dublin at the weekend.



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    Any anti war protesters down at this non American warship.?

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    Anybody know the details of the Warship currently moored at the docklands in Cork?

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    There is no record of any Naval Visit this weekend.
    Where exactly? How big?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    There is no record of any Naval Visit this weekend.
    Where exactly? How big?
    Just by Port of Cork building. Just seen it in the distance few days ago but I know it was there yesterday. It looked about the same as Éithne in the distance, hazard a guess at 80Feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law of the sea View Post
    Just by Port of Cork building. Just seen it in the distance few days ago but I know it was there yesterday. It looked about the same as Éithne in the distance, hazard a guess at 80Feet.
    not much of a warship at 80 feet,smaller than a beam trawler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danno View Post
    not much of a warship at 80 feet,smaller than a beam trawler.
    Scratch that, I meant meters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law of the sea View Post
    Just by Port of Cork building. Just seen it in the distance few days ago but I know it was there yesterday. It looked about the same as Éithne in the distance, hazard a guess at 80Feet.
    Spanish Fisheries Protection vessel Alboran(P62) Not her first visit.


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    just saw her this evening, it looked like she was leaving.


    Alboran by Brian Clayton, on Flickr


    Alboran by Brian Clayton, on Flickr

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    Interesting new RHIB-launching equipment on Alboran: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shimuke/2397298981/

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    Due in Cork later this week are FGS Fehmarn(A1458) on the 12th Aug, and on the 15th, while not naval, still worth a look is Yuzhmorgeologiya, a Russian Registered Icebreaking research Vessel(or Wessel).


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    french patrol vessel 'cormoran' alongside dunlaoghaire till sunday as part of the figaro yacht race- she is the escort ship for the yacht's - open to the public saturday well worth a visit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Due in Cork later this week are FGS Fehmarn(A1458)

    14082011690 by Brian Clayton, on Flickr


    14082011693 by Brian Clayton, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Due in Cork later this week are FGS Fehmarn(A1458) on the 12th Aug, and on the 15th, while not naval, still worth a look is Yuzhmorgeologiya, a Russian Registered Icebreaking research Vessel(or Wessel).
    The above wessel is currently berthed at Ringaskiddy.


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    Was this vessel in Ireland in support of Odyssey Marine?

    Around the same time I seen the Odyssey Explorer on AIS 'running lines' about 30nm of the SW coast.

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    Actually a quick Google shows they are prob looking for the SS Gairsoppa, sank 300nm SW of Galway bay in WW2 with 7,000,000 ounces of silver on board. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Gairsoppa

    Project is being carried out in conjunction with British Government and is utilising this vessel.
    http://shipwreck.net/pr229.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    Was this vessel in Ireland in support of Odyssey Marine?

    Around the same time I seen the Odyssey Explorer on AIS 'running lines' about 30nm of the SW coast.
    Didn't they have some difficulty with the Spanish Authorities some years ago for allegedly plundering gold coins from a sunken 18th century warship?


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    Yes indeed, 17 ton of silver and gold, and its still in legal limbo.
    That was the 'Black Swan' wreck. More info here:

    http://shipwreck.net/blackswan.php

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    Currently in Cork is 50m Swedish sail vessel Gunnilla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    Due in Cork later this week are FGS Fehmarn(A1458) on the 12th Aug, and on the 15th, while not naval, still worth a look is Yuzhmorgeologiya, a Russian Registered Icebreaking research Vessel(or Wessel).
    Today FM reporting up to €300m worth of silver has been discovered off the kerry coast. I believe this ship, and another similar vessel was involved in the search.

    I wonder who does it belong to?


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