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FB post from Irish Coast Guard.

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What group is that?
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Limerick Search & Marine Rescue. Funding got from JP McManus to the tune of 70k to build the floating pontoon. Allegedly they have problems accessing the slipway down by their place at times
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#4
Cracking set up!
"Private Number Calling" - As if im going to answer that!!!
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(19-08-2015, 10:53 PM)vidar Wrote: What group is that?

Body snatchers vidar. Rather hilariously, the day after announcing the McManus funding for the stairwell they were out shaking buckets  106 Apparently they are only meant to have one boat there and some local pleasure craft owners have complained as that area is also used for pleasure boats navigating up the Shannon....
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Will the fire boat not always be in the water before them due to the fact that limerick brigade in city is full time and only about 5 min from their launch?
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Question, the d class is for beaching and shallow water, the rib is all purpose. How close to the beach can the rib get and are they likely to need to beach often?
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#8
Maybe they need the d class for mud at low tide? A hovercraft would be much better! 22
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#9
RNLI use hovercraft for just that reason :p
I'm guessing the RIB could get pretty close, if they knew how to veer-down effectively. Guessing the fire boat will make calls first, leading to them being quite bitter in the long run. If they were given permission for one boat at that pontoon, yet have 2 boats, and PWC, it'd be up to the HM/HA to bring issue forward, and rectify the situation.
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(20-08-2015, 11:23 AM)vidar Wrote: Will the fire boat not always be in the water before them due to the fact that limerick brigade in city is full time and only about 5 min from their launch?

Well having consulted my sources they tell me they boat can be launched within 3 minutes or so of the station being alerted. Probably slows the brigade slightly the calls being routed via IRCG as opposed to Fire Control before.
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2nd question, whats "Well wear" mean?
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(20-08-2015, 11:02 PM)Administrator Wrote: 2nd question, whats "Well wear" mean?

It's an outside the pale way of saying best of luck ;-)
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#13
More so when someone is after buying a house or a new car.
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#14
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/vid...50186.html

Article in today's Irish Examiner, "Divers cut response times to 90 seconds"
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(26-08-2015, 11:59 AM)Florence_N Wrote: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/vid...50186.html

Article in today's Irish Examiner, "Divers cut response times to 90 seconds"

Are they camping out on the pontoon?
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#16
So there was a man standing on the bridge and they blue lighted it, exciting.
They do a night shift there, I think thurs-sun so they probably could be down there on a blue light in about 90 seconds. I've also seen them driving around the town with the cruise lights on that defender looking like traffic corps.
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(20-08-2015, 11:02 PM)Administrator Wrote: 2nd question, whats "Well wear" mean?

Usually said when someone buys a new car. Comes from back in the day when a lad would own two pairs of trousers, the work ones and the good ones. Well wear meaning that the arse of them would wear well and you'd get good use outta the trousers. Or so a senior mule tells me
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(26-08-2015, 12:08 PM)foreign Wrote:
(26-08-2015, 11:59 AM)Florence_N Wrote: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/vid...50186.html

Article in today's Irish Examiner, "Divers cut response times to 90 seconds"

Are they camping out on the pontoon?

Probably their long term ambition alright.....well, the two in the article seem most likely
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#19
They bought this with the change from McManus
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#20
Don't worry Wilson, I'll do all the paddling  148
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