The Dublin Angling Initiative was invited aboard the LE James Joyce for a tour of the ship today while docked in Dun Laoghaire harbour. This ship is the most recent addition to the Irish Naval Service having only been introduced into service in the last couple of months.
The ship was officially commissioned by the Taoiseach yesterday and the DAI was one of the first civilian parties to have the opportunity to tour this ship which was built in the UK over the last 12 months.
Member of Darndale`s Sphere 17 project were given an insight into Naval duties with a focus on fisheries protection and conservation. They were also informed about career opportunities and the Naval Reserve in Dublin.
Part of the Dublin Angling Initiatives remit is educating youths in fisheries conservation and protection and a relationship has been developed with the Naval Service in broadening this to include their role and how it interacts with Inland Fisheries Ireland. Past tours of Irish Naval ships has happened this year with more in the pipeline.