New board-and-search facility

A new facility which will teach personnel how to search merchant vessels opens.

New board-and-search facility at HMS Raleigh

By TRISTAN NICHOLS, Defence Reporter

A NEW training facility which will teach military personnel how to board and search merchant vessels has been formally opened near Plymouth.

Rear Admiral Ben Key of the Devonport-based Flag Officer Sea Training officially opened HMS Raleigh’s newest training tool.

The ‘Ship-in-a-box’ complex – run by 1 Assault Group Royal Marines – recreates the inside of a merchant ship and is the most realistic facility available to train sailors and marines to carry out this important task.

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