Future UK RO-RO

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jonas
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Looking for a contracted service?

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Ron5 wrote:Looking for a contracted service?
Point Class contract is up.

The hope would be that they are just re-contracted...

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How old are the Point class?

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Lord Jim wrote:How old are the Point class?
Coming up to 20 years for the 4 we've still got. They've been worked hard, but arguably not as much as a similar vintage commercial vessel. Should have another 10 years work left in them at least before maintenance costs get to be an issue, they are very simple ships.

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The teams manning them are on a special contract, so replicating that may not be trivial for a new operator, starting from scratch?
Ever-lasting truths: Multi-year budgets/ planning by necessity have to address the painful questions; more often than not the Either-Or prevails over Both-And.
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Maintaining the availability of a number of Ro-Ro vessels at short notice to move mainly our Army should be seen as a top priority for the MoD and Treasury, especially as without them we lose a large part of our "Global" military. Ships and Planes are great but they cannot occupy a territory.

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Lord Jim wrote:Maintaining the availability of a number of Ro-Ro vessels at short notice to move mainly our Army should be seen as a top priority for the MoD and Treasury, especially as without them we lose a large part of our "Global" military. Ships and Planes are great but they cannot occupy a territory.
Not clear the British army can either :cry:

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When do we start discussing armaments?

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On a Civilian Ship ?

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