L. É. Samuel Beckett at Pier 36
Event27 September 2019
The LÉ Samuel Beckett P61 is an Irish Naval Service offshore patrol vessel and is one of three such vessels in the Naval fleet.
We are excited to announce that the Irish naval vessel the L.É. Samuel Beckett will visit New York during UN General Assembly week! The ship will be open to visitors on Sunday 29 September between 10am and 5pm. The ship will be docked at Pier 36, berth 7 and 8 in Manhattan on the East River between the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges. Entrance to the quay is easiest by foot through the new Pier 35 park.
Ship’s captain Lt Cdr Eoin Smyth and the crew welcome visitors of all ages to visit and tour the ship and to speak with the crew about their service to Ireland and their humanitarian missions in the Mediterranean.
About the vessel
The LÉ Samuel Beckett P61 is an Irish Naval Service offshore patrol vessel and is one of three such vessels in the Naval fleet. Commissioned in 2014, the LÉ Samuel Beckett undertakes maritime surveillance and fishery protection operations around Ireland. In addition, the vessel has also been recently deployed on international humanitarian duty, including Operation Sophia the EU Naval Operation in the central Mediterranean to tackle human smuggling and prevent further loss of life of migrants, and Operation Pontus, a unilateral humanitarian mission conducted under a bilateral agreement between Ireland and Italy. The humanitarian work carried out by the Naval Service in the Mediterranean has saved thousands of lives in recent years.