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  • 30 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The Irish Navy ship LE Samuel Beckett arrived safely to Naval Service HQ, Haulbowline this morning ahead of commissioning, which will take place on May 17th in Dublin.   The biggest Irish Navy ship, LE Samuel Beckett, was launched in November 2013 and is scheduled to enter active service early this year. Her primary mission […]

  • 18 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Irish Navy has commissioned its third offshore patrol vessel, LÉ William Butler Yeats, during an October 17 ceremony in Galway, Ireland. The vessel was officially named by Caitriona Yeats, a granddaughter of the Irish 20th-century poet the ship is named after. LÉ William Butler Yeats was built by Appledore Shipbuilders, a subsidiary of Babcock Marine, which floated out […]

  • 8 May 2015

    The Irish Navy vessel LE Eithne has completed its preparation for the deployment in the Mediterranean Sea humanitarian mission. Once the legal clarifications were made, the vessel started its preparation for the mission and is now on standby in Haulbowline, Cork. Officials expect that it will deploy by the middle of next week. According to Ireland’s […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Irish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel LE Samuel Beckett made a one-day port visit to Dublin, Ireland, according to Dublin Port Company’s social media website. The vessel was docked at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. LE Samuel Beckett was commissioned in May 2014. She is approximately 90m long, and is designed to carry remotely operated submersibles and […]

  • 23 May 2017

    Irish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel LÉ Eithne departed the Haulbowline naval base on May 23, starting her Mediterranean Sea deployment. Commanded by Commander Brian FitzGerald, the 72 crew of LÉ Eithne will help fight smuggling and prevent loss of life at sea off the Libyan coast. The operation is dubbed Pontus by the Irish ministry of […]

  • 20 November 2015

    Irish Navy vessel LÉ Samuel Beckett rescued 111 migrants in a rescue operation 32 nautical miles off the Lybian coast on November 19. The Irish offshore patrol vessel was tasked by the Italian Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre (IMRCC) to investigate an inflatable rubber craft upon which the vessel commenced the search and rescue operation. According […]

  • 8 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Irish Navy commissioned its fourth and final P60 class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) LÉ George Bernard Shaw in a ceremony in Waterport on April 30. The vessel was commissioned after being floated out at Babcock’s shipyard in Appledore, North Devon, in April 2018. Babcock built the four OPVs under a 2010 contract signed with […]

  • 14 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Float out of L.É. William Butler Yeats time lapse video Float out of L.É. William Butler Yeats time lapse video Posted by Irish Naval Service on Friday, March 11, 2016 Appledore Shipbuilders, a subsidiary of Babcock Marine, on March 10 floated out the third and last patrol vessel it is building for the Irish Navy. The […]

  • 2 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Irish Navy’s Patrol Vessel LÉ NIAMH returns from humanitarian and search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean today, October 2. Commanded by Lieutenant Commander Daniel Wall, the 57 sailors of the LÉ NIAMH, augmented by 2 medics from the Army Medical Corps, deployed on July 10 to the Mediterranean where they successfully rescued 4,127 persons […]

  • 28 August 2015

    Irish Navy’s warship LÉ NIAMH rescued 551 people from a wooden barge 55 kilometres North of Zuwarah on August 26. The vessel was sent to investigate a sighting of a possible migrant vessel. After it arrived on scene at 10 am approx, the crew deployed two rhibs to the vessel. While assessing the situation another vessel, described as […]

  • 7 April 2016

    The Irish government has approved a proposal from the Minister of Defence for the deployment of an Irish Naval vessel to the humanitarian search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea. While subject to finalisation of operational arrangements, the decision calls on sending one ship with a crew comprising approximately sixty (60) to EUNAVFOR’s Op Sophia. According to […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Irish Naval Service hosted a naming and commissioning ceremony for its latest addition to the fleet, the Naval Service vessel L.É. Samuel Beckett.   The ceremony was held on Saturday the 16th of May at Sir John Rodgerson’s Quay, Dublin, The Taoiseach and Minister for Defence, Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D., being the host. The […]

  • 1 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The keel for the Irish Navy’s fourth Samuel Beckett-class offshore patrol vessel was laid in Babcock’s Appledore shipyard on February 28. Named after Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, the vessel will have pennant number P64. It is being built under a contract signed between the Irish ministry of defense and Babcock in June 2016. All four boats […]

  • 30 June 2015

    Irish Navy’s vessel LÉ EITHNE successfully located and rescued a total of 647 migrants off two separate vessels, 50 Nautical Miles north-west of Tripoli, the Libyan capital yesterday. 593 migrants, rescued on 28 June, were transferred to HMS Bulwark yesterday morning and the crew prepared the ship for further search and rescue operations. At 8 am Irish […]

  • 29 June 2015

    Irish Navy’s LÉ EITHNE successfully located and rescued a total of 593 migrants; from six separate vessels, 50 Nautical Miles north-west of Tripoli, the Libyan capital this morning. Rescue operations commenced at 4 am Irish time when 101 migrants were taken from a rubber craft. The L.E. EITHNE quickly proceeded into 5 more consecutive rescue operations, […]

  • 26 August 2011

      Irish Navy’s patrol ship L.E. Roisin on Aug 24 arrived in St. Petersburg paying an official visit. Members of Irish delegation met with Leningrad Naval Base command. The guests were invited on board museum cruiser Avrora where they were welcomed by deputy base commander Capt 1 rank Oleg Dovganiuk and commanding officer of the […]

  • 4 October 2016

    Irish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel LÉ Samuel Beckett rescued 128 migrants during two search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea on October 3. Following a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre, the LÉ Samuel Beckett first located and rescued 19 migrants, 42 nautical miles NE of Tripoli. The migrants were brought on board LÉ […]

  • 17 May 2016

    Irish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel LÉ Róisín has taken part in the first rescue operation in the Mediterranean since it joined the life saving efforts in May 2016. Following a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre on May 16, the LÉ Róisín successfully located and rescued a total of 125 migrants from a rubber craft located […]

  • 2 May 2016

    Irish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Le Roisin (P 51) departed the Naval Base Haulbowline, Ireland on May 1 and headed for the Mediterranean. The ship is to undertake humanitarian search and rescue operations in conjunction with the Italian authorities.  Commanded by Lieutenant Commander Ultan Finegan, the 57 strong crew of the LÉ Roisin have been completing pre-deployment […]

  • 9 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Irish Navy’s fourth Samuel Beckett-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), future LÉ George Bernard Shaw, was floated out at Babcock’s Appledore, North Devon, shipyard, the shipbuilder has announced. The float out of the 90-meter ship was attended by representatives from the Irish Naval Service and Babcock’s workforce. The ship was floated up within the main build hall and […]

  • 30 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Irish Naval Service has awarded marine and naval architecture consultancy Tymor Marine a contract to carry out a vessel mid-life extension survey.  The Aberdeen-headquartered company will survey the Irish Navy’s P50 class vessels to assess the condition of their structure, systems, equipment and machinery and provide a full analysis and report containing recommendations for […]

  • 23 August 2011
    Training & Education

      Irish Navy’s ship L.E. Roisin will visit St. Petersburg in Aug 23-26, 2011, reported the city’s external relations committee to Central Navy Portal. The visit program includes laying of wreaths at Piskarevskoye Memorial Cemetery, visiting the Central Naval Museum and cruiser Avrora. The press conference will take place on board the ship on Aug […]

  • 2 February 2015

    The Irish Navy’s has decommissioned one of its Offshore Patrol Vessels after 35 years of service. LÉ Aoife (P22) was retired by the Irish Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe in Waterford, Ireland. This longest serving vessel in the Naval Service fleet traveled more than 600,000 nautical miles during its service, its crews boarded […]

  • 28 November 2013

    The Naval Service Vessel L.É. AOIFE has detained an Irish registered fishing vessel approximately 40 nautical miles South East of Cork. The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations. The vessel is being escorted by the L.É. AOIFE to Cobh, it is expected to arrive alongside tonight, where it will be […]

  • 16 January 2014

    The Irish Naval Service vessel, LE Aisling, provided assistance to a stricken vessel, MV Hellesport Charger, off the Irish west coast on January 14.   MV Hellespot lost main engine propulsion 100 nautical miles west of Loop Head, Co Clare. The Irish Naval vessel reached the stricken vessel on Tuesday morning and the vessel arrived […]

  • 9 July 2015

    Irish Navy’s patrol vessel LÉ EITHNE recently hosted the Minister for Defence Mr Simon Coveney T.D. Ireland’s Minister for Defence addressed the 70 members of the Ship’s Company in the hangar of the vessel in Valletta, Malta. Minister Frances Fitzgerald, Minister Joe Sherlock and Chief Of Staff of the Defence Forces, Lt Gen Conor O Boyle were also […]

  • 10 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s fishery patrol vessel HMS Severn left duties behind to visit Cork and work with its Irish Navy counterpart Lé Orla off the Old Head of Kinsale. Both vessels fly the same blue and yellow pennant denoting a fishery squadron. Orla began life as HMS Swift, one of the Peacock class of boats patrolling waters around Hong Kong. […]

  • 20 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Irish Navy’s Flagship LÉ EITHNE returned ​from​ her search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean on Friday 17 July. Commanded by Commander Pearse O’Donnell, the 68 sailors of the LÉ EITHNE, augmented by 2 medics from the Army Medical Corps, deployed on the 16th of May to the Meditteranean where they successfully rescued 3376 persons over 22 […]

  • 9 October 2015

    Irish frigate LÉ Samuel Beckett transferred 474 rescued people, to the port of Vibo, Italy, Oct 7. Having rescued 242 persons from a wooden barge on Monday, October 5, the LÉ Samuel Beckett was subsequently tasked with taking the transfer of a further 232 persons who had been rescued by the Italian Coastguard Vessel Luigi […]