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About the Naval Service

The Naval Service provides the maritime component of the State's Defence capabilities and is the State's principal seagoing agency. It protects Ireland’s interests at and from the sea and protecting Ireland's Sea Lines of Communications, Fisheries and offshore resources. The Naval Service operates jointly with the Army and Air Corps.

Naval Operations Command

Naval Operations Command is tasked with the conduct of all operations afloat and ashore by the Naval Service including the operations of Naval Service ships.

Naval Support Command

Naval Support Command is tasked with the support of the Naval Service afloat and ashore. The Officer Commanding Naval Support Command (OCNSC), reporting to FOCNS, commands the Personnel, Logistic and Technical support resources