Second Irish OPV afloat

The ship will now be berthed alongside for final outfit, followed by trials, test and commissioning

The second of the Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) being built by Babcock for the Irish Naval Service, ''LÉ James Joyce'', has just been floated for the first time at Babcock’s Appledore shipyard in North Devon, marking a significant milestone in the build programme.

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