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LE Aisling P23 at Irish Naval Service Base Haulbowline, Co. Cork.

From my birthplace Waterford, Ireland comes news this morning that a local seafarer has been elected President of the Nautical Institute. Captain James Robinson, DSM FNI Irish Navy. CAPT. Robinson, recently retired from the Irish Navy, was elected at the Institutes Annual General Meeting held at Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork and will serve a two year term. He is the first non-British President of the Nautical Institute.

CAPT. Robinson retired as Officer Commanding Naval Operations Command and Second in Command of the Naval Service. Born in Waterford and reared at Rockenham, Ferrybank he has been a mariner for 42 years of which 36 was in the Irish Navy. Six years was spent in Irish Shipping Ltd. as Cadet, Third Officer and Second Officer. He was commissioned into the Irish Navy in 1973.

In 1985 while in command of LE Aisling he was the On-Scene-Commander for the first 18 hours after the crash of Air India 182; for which service he was awarded the DSM.

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