Some of Ireland’s most elite military units conducted a training exercise involving a staged ferry hijacking headed for Dublin Port. The Irish Army Ranger Wing, the Defense Forces special forces unit, led the operation assisted by the Air Corps and Naval Service. The exercise consisted of retaking the Stetna line ferry by sea and air, something British naval special forces had to actually do last October when they made seven arrests off the Isle of Wright on a hijacked oil tanker. This scenario was designed to test the communication, command control, and intel and surveillance gathering capabilities of the Defense Forces.
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