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Photographer:Seamus Corcoran [View profile]Title:Cill AirneAdded:Jan 02, 2006
Photo Category: Training Ships
Former training Vessel Cill Airne, with her refit for new owners at an advanced stage.
Compare this to the pre refit photos taken

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gazscot on Feb 10, 2006 21:19 (14 years ago)
yes two new prefabricated stainless steel tanks were shoehorned into the aft wing tanks port and starboard. This involved removing a section of deckplate,supports etc and several components in the engine room to enable one of the tanks to pass through the engine room to its final resting place. As for the board there seems to be a lot of concern about the safety of this antique but as far as I am aware it was not updated in any way during her refit. I witnessed the engineers using the long stick levers on the board prior to testing her engines so one can only assume it is being retained if only for the fireworks.
Seamus Corcoran on Jan 11, 2006 01:38 (14 years ago)
Well having applied a few layers of the paint you had to remove in my time, And knowing the condition she was in during her last bottom survey as a training vessel, I can say that there are some out there who know what was involved, and appreciate the efforts made to keep this fine historic and friendly vessel afloat, regardless of her future role.

I am assuming a sewerage plant went in? What about the "board" in the engine room?
gazscot on Jan 05, 2006 22:43 (14 years ago)
I have been involved in the recent refit of the cill airne from day one 24/05/05 at cork dockyard and I dont think anyone who hasn't been closely involved can fully appreciate the scale of the work that has been done to her. The external cosmetic changes are a mere scratch on the surface.
Seamus Corcoran on Jan 03, 2006 04:46 (14 years ago)
Now owned by the Irish Ship and Barge Fabrication company, it is intended that it will be used as a floating Museum, restaurant and art gallery. The only serviceable vessel in existence built by Liffey Dockyard in Dublin in 1962
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