|LÉ Aoife P22 at Waterford, Ireland July 2011.|
The Naval Service (NS) as the principal seagoing agency of the State has the multiple missions of patrolling the Irish coastline for Search and Rescue, enforcing the Exclusive Fishery Limit (EFL), and Fishery Protection in waters beyond the 200 nautical mile EFL. In this they are supported by the Irish Air Corps, the Air Division of the Irish Defence Forces, flying two maritime patrol CASA CN-235 Persuader aircraft.
|CASA CN-235 Persuader|
|NS Watchofficer monitors the display.|
|NS Boarding for examination|
Please remember the 800 of our fellow seafarers held captive by pirates off Somalia. Also pirate attacks are becoming all too frequent on the Coast of West Africa once again.