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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Postby shark bait » 02 Nov 2018, 08:57

A Coast Guard with enforcement powers sounds like it could only be a good thing for the Caribbean territories. If it increases the self sufficiency and security of the islands, whilst reducing the load on the RN it sounds like a no brainier.

I'm sure cost may be prohibitive, so it's great news if the foreign office can now contribute.

A couple of patrol boats and a shallow draft cargo cargo ship could provide a great service in the region. (Time to head to the Damen website, its great for building a fantasy fleet!)
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Postby Keithdwat579 » 02 Nov 2018, 12:21

Ive always thought a British Caribbean Coast Guard was a good idea, Ive always wondered why the RNLI wasn't in any of the BOTs anyway(can anyone explain?). Because there is a lot of smuggling, piracy etc, as well as SAR and HADR, it will probably need to be a mixture of blue water OPVs and small fast interceptors and ribs, an air wing will also be required some how(is there an SAR air wing already?).

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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Postby RichardIC » 02 Nov 2018, 13:03

Keithdwat579 wrote:Ive always thought a British Caribbean Coast Guard was a good idea, Ive always wondered why the RNLI wasn't in any of the BOTs anyway(can anyone explain?). Because there is a lot of smuggling, piracy etc, as well as SAR and HADR, it will probably need to be a mixture of blue water OPVs and small fast interceptors and ribs, an air wing will also be required some how(is there an SAR air wing already?).


The British Territories in the Caribbean have an overall population about the size of High Wycombe. How are they meant to resource all that lot?

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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 02 Nov 2018, 14:38

Keithdwat579 wrote:wondered why the RNLI wasn't in any of the BOTs anyway(can anyone explain?)


Answered already, but have you ever seen that box where you can put in (the charitable) pennies?
- ie. the charity is mainly paid for by 'pub-goers' - esp. in communities by the coast. From where the people doing it - on their own, unpaid time - come from.

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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Postby SKB » 03 Nov 2018, 13:54

HMS Mersey (P283) is in dry dock in Falmouth.
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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Postby Ron5 » 03 Nov 2018, 16:39

You can see how effective the new paints are at minimizing marine growth.

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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

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Re: River Class (OPV) (RN)

Postby donald_of_tokyo » 10 Nov 2018, 11:03

HMS Medwey P-223 now in sea trials. First night ended.


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