Monday 15 July, 2024

Ireland set to purchase two patrol vessels from New Zealand

The Irish government is set to shortly announce a deal to purchase two Lake Class patrol vessels from New Zealand to bolster the country’s maritime security while the Naval Service has gone into overdrive to recruit more personnel to fill its depleted ranks the Irish Examiner reported 3 March.

The report stated that the short-range ships are, however, ideal for the Irish navy’s requirements to protect the Irish Sea as they don’t need to be as robust as the P60 vessels that have to endure wilder Atlantic voyages. They also can be crewed by fewer personnel.

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