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Irish Naval Service floats third OPV

16th March 2016 - 12:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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The third and last offshore patrol vessel (OPV) built as part of the Irish Naval Service’s ship replacement programme has been floated for the first time.

LÉ William Butler Yeats, a Samuel Beckett-class OPV, was floated on 10 March at Babcock Marine & Technology’s shipyard in Appledore, England.

The 90m-long ...

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