Irish Naval Service help in the Fight against COVID-19

The Irish Naval Service has established ‘one-stop-shops’ to support COVID-19 testing in Dublin, Cork and Galway.

The vessels are acting as support bases for onshore testing centres – with COVID-19 testing staff supported by electricity supplies, accommodation, food preparation, water supplies and even equipment storage on the berthed vessels.

George Bernard Shaw is assigned to Dublin, William Butler Yeats to Galway and Eithne is deployed to Cork’s upper docks.

The deployment is part of the Defence Forces aid to the civilian power – and aims to assist the Health Service Executive with the provision of easy-to-access testing centres.

The vessels will act as floating resource bases for health officials. The deployment is part of the massive effort in Ireland to increase testing for the virus and to support contact-tracing.



(Photo credits Irish Naval Service)

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