Irish Naval Service Vessel to Visit Tallinn

8/26/2011 1:40 PM
Category: Politics

The LÉ Róisín, a Large Offshore Patrol Vessel of the Irish Naval Service, will make a good-will visit to Tallinn from August 27 to 30, opening to the public over the weekend.

This is the second visit ever of an Irish naval vessel to Estonia. The first, by the flagship of the Naval Service, the LÉ Éithne, took place in June 2003.

The LÉ Róisín was commissioned into service in 1999, and patrols the waters of the Irish exclusive economic zone as well as further out into the Atlantic Ocean. The ship is 78.84 meters long, has a speed of 23 knots and a crew of 44.

While in Tallinn, the vessel will be berthed at Quay 8 of the Old City Harbor (close to the D-Terminal with access via Jõe or Lootsi tänav) and will be open to the public on Saturday from 14:00 to 16:00 and on Sunday from 13:00 to 15:00.

The visit to Tallinn is part of the vessel's tour of the Baltic, with stops also scheduled in Riga, Helsinki and St. Petersburg.

 

Erkki Sivonen


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