Royal Navy in Gulf of Guinea

Ships will take part in anti-piracy training as well as other duties.

British naval ships on four-day visit

Two British Naval Ships, HMS Iron Duke and RFA Black Rover, on Monday arrived at the Western Naval Command for a four-day visit.

The crew of the ships and the Ghana Navy would conduct joint operational training, sporting and community relations activities.

At a press briefing in Sekondi, Commander Tom Tredray, Commanding Officer of HMS Iron Duke, said the ships were on six-month duty in the Gulf of Guinea and the South Atlantic.

He said the ships were collaborating with the Ghana Navy to ensure maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea in order to promote trade.

Commander Tredray said illegal activities like drug trafficking, piracy and armed robbery affect international trade as goods are mostly transported by sea from one country to another.

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Source: ghanaweb.com

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