LE Orla

L.É. ORLA was formerly the HMS SWIFT a British Royal Navy patrol vessel stationed in the waters of Hong Kong. She was purchased by the Irish State in 1988. The primary armament is a 76mm OTO MELARA compact gun and RADAMEC electro optical fire control system. L.É. ORLA is a high speed vessel, designed to move rapidly about the patrol area and to bring her considerable firepower to bear when necessary.

In July 2007, the L.É. ORLA assisted in operation Seabight, which resulted in the the largest seizure of cocaine (at the time), €107m, in the history of the State.  


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