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S2EP6 - Maritime Interdiction Operations

In this weeks episode we chat to Lieutenant Commander's Martin Brett, Mike Brunicardi and Jamie Cotter about their experiences conducting Maritime Interdiction Operations, and the process from genesis of an operation to gathering intelligence to actually boarding a civilian vessel in search of illegal arms, narcotics, people smuggling or other illegal acts.

Lieutenant Commander Brett is currently serving as 2ic of Shore Operations at Haulbowline Naval Base, Lieutenant Commander Brunicardi is currently Captain of the Irish Naval Vessel LÉ James Joyce, and Lieutenant Commander Cotter is currently executive officer on board the Irish Naval Vessel LÉ Eithne.

The Irish Defence Forces Podcast aims to provide interesting content on all aspects of the Irish military. It is a production of the Defence Forces Public Relations Branch.