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# le-samuel-beckett - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Portuguese fishing vessel detained off Cork coast for alleged breach of fishing regulations

This is the eighth vessel detained by the Naval Service so far in 2019 and the second detention this week.

# le-samuel-beckett - Friday 11 January, 2019

Irish fishing vessel detained by Naval Service off west coast

The ship was detained for an alleged breach of fishing regulations.

# le-samuel-beckett - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Navy detains Irish fishing vessel off Mizen Head

The vessel will be handed over to gardaí upon arrival to Dingle tomorrow.

# le-samuel-beckett - Monday 5 December, 2016

Irish navy recovers three bodies during Mediterranean rescue operation

Around 269 migrants were rescued from two rubber vessels around 30 miles north of Libyan capital, Tripoli.

# le-samuel-beckett - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Photos show Irish forces saving 140 lives in the Mediterranean

LÉ Samuel Beckett is currently awaiting furthers tasks in the area of operations.

# le-samuel-beckett - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Irish navy rescues 220 people from the Mediterranean

They were taken aboard the LÉ Samuel Beckett, where they received food, water and medical treatment where required.

# le-samuel-beckett - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Home for Christmas: L.É. Samuel Beckett returns to Cork after rescuing over 1,000 migrants

The ship was greeted by a crowd of cheering friends and family.

# le-samuel-beckett - Sunday 8 March, 2015

This timelapse video of the LÉ Samuel Beckett heading to dry-dock is strangely hypnotic

The most exciting footage of an Irish naval ship in dry-dock you’ll watch today (or your money back).

# le-samuel-beckett - Monday 2 March, 2015

The Irish Navy's LÉ Emer is now in the Nigerian navy

We’ll miss ol’ Emer… or as she’s now known, NNS Prosperity.

# le-samuel-beckett - Monday 9 June, 2014

Enda Kenny has just ordered a new €54 million boat for the Navy

The Taoiseach has made the purchase in his role as Minister for Defence.

# le-samuel-beckett - Saturday 17 May, 2014

"Pride and anticipation" as LÉ Samuel Beckett vessel commissoned

Beckett’s niece, Caroline Murphy, carried out the naming ceremony.

# le-samuel-beckett - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

The Defence Force's newest ship has arrived in Cork LE SAMUEL BECKETT This post contains images

The Defence Force's newest ship has arrived in Cork

The LÉ Samuel Beckett will remain at Haulbowline until the middle of next month.