This title tells the story of the partnership between the Irish Navy, Enterprise Ireland, Irish businesses and the Irish community in Asia. Celebrating the voyage of L.E. Niamh to China, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong, the book presents personal accounts of the voyage from the crew and officers, as well as highlights from some of the business people taking part in the trade mission. Venturing further than any Irish naval vessel has ever been, L.E. Niamh became the first Irish naval vessel to travel east of the Suez Canal and is also the first to cross the equator, which the crew duly marked with relevant ceremony. L.E. Niamh travelled 23,000 miles in 100 days, visited 14 ports and hosted over 10,000 visitors. In this book, the captain, Gerard O'Flynn, the crew, and other organizations involved, tell the story of a diplomatic, business and logistical success story. Containing photographs, personal accounts and naval detail, the book offers an account of a historic goodwill and trade mission.