The Russians Are Coming – Again!

November 26, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE According to well trailed reports in the UK media a Russian submarine(s) is lurking in the approaches to the Clyde probably waiting to pick up on a UK SSBN leaving the Faslane base or just probing defences generally.

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NATO Exercise: Trust Will Monitor Impact on Marine Life

October 8, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Major naval military exercises have long been thought to cause distress and harm to cetaceans and other marine life. Over the years there have been many assertions that the stranding and death of whales and dolphins was attributable

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NATO: Joint Warrior Exercise GPS Jamming Concerns

October 2, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE There is concern that jamming of GPS during the NATO Joint Warrior (JW 15-2) exercise which starts this weekend could pose a danger. The major land, sea and air exercise will be one of the largest held for

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NATO: Exercise Fleet Gathers But No Word of Sub Develoyments

September 28, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The build-up for the NATO Joint Warrior exercise (JW 15-2) due to commence in a weeks time has already begun with US Navy ships having left their base at Norfolk Virginia four days ago on route to the

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Major NATO Exercise Due in Two Weeks

September 22, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The second stage of the annual Joint Warrior NATO military exercise (JW 15/2) is due to get underway next month. The departure date for military units participating in the exercise is 4/5th of October (the exercise runs to

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RN Submarine Admission: Time for Action to Tackle the Wider Issue

September 8, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The admission by the Royal Navy that one of their submarines snagged the Irish Motor Fishing Vessel Karen in April of this year is bound to increase pressure for greater control and regulation over dived submarine operations in

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MoD to Attend Inquest into Loss of Bugaled Breizh

July 19, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The BBC in Cornwall is reporting that the Ministry of Defence will attend the inquest that the Coroner for Cornwall is undertaking into the loss of the Breton trawler Bugaled Breizh. This is an important development and one

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The Russians – Are They a Useful Scapegoat?

April 21, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE The jury is still out on this week’s submarine incident but we think it’s more than likely the Brits are in the frame and they have got form! Speculation without any basis in fact at all is that

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League Fears Confirmed by Latest Sub/MFV Incident

April 17, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Celtic League concerns that heightened tension between the Russian Federation and NATO would lead to increased submarine activity around the Celtic countries and consequent danger in fishermen has been confirmed following an incident of the Isle of Man

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Cold War Undersea Menace Returns to Haunt Fishermen

March 25, 2015

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE Just two months after we speculated that increased tension between NATO and the Russian Federation could lead to deadly undersea activities which would pose a renewed threat to fishermen the first incident appears to have occurred. Last week

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