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Insecurity: Royal Navy Warship arrives in Lagos



The Royal Navyship, HMS TRENT has arrived Lagos State as a part of its three months deployment to the Gulf of Guinea.

The HMS TRENT and her contingent of Royal Marines from 42 Commando are on a three-month deployment to the Gulf of Guinea.

Port of Lagos is the second cease for HMS TRENT since departing Gibraltar in October.

The Royal Navy Struggle ship was recieved by the UK, UK, Deputy Excessive Commissioner in Lagos, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, at a reception on Saturday.

In line with Llewellyn-Jones: “Nigeria’s safety and prosperity issues to the UK. The Royal Navy is right here as a result of the UK is a dedicated companion for Nigeria and the broader West African area.

“We’ll proceed to work with the Nigerian authorities to handle criminal activity; enhance maritime safety; counter-piracy and sort out the Unlawful Wildlife Commerce.

“To do that we’ll draw on the expertise we’ve got of cross and multi-agency co-operation within the UK to advertise peace, improvement, and prosperity.”

The ship’s firm of HMS Trent have a packed schedule of occasions, together with varied functionality demonstrations and coaching, with 42 Commando delivering their particular Vessel Boarding, Search and Seizure coaching to the Nigerian Navy.


As well as, members of the ship’s firm will even step ashore with a charity seaside clear in addition to attending the Maritime Safety Convention on the Nigerian Institute of Worldwide Affairs (NIIA).

Additionally talking, HMS Trent’s Commanding Officer, Commander Thomas Knott mentioned: “As Trent made her approach to the Gulf of Guinea my crew honed their expertise in Maritime Safety Operations and commenced Counter Illicit Exercise Patrols.

“Piracy, Narcotics and broader legal actions on this area demand that my Royal Navy Sailors and Royal Marine Commando Pressure are all the time prepared to reply, from Boarding Operations via to lifesaving help at sea.”

Boarding workouts are very important integration coaching for the newly embarked Royal Marines, who joined at first of HMS Trent’s patrol of the Gulf of Guinea.

42 Commando will carry out a key position as a part of the ship’s firm of HMS Trent, coaching companion forces throughout the area and serving to to develop their capabilities.

The three-month deployment will see the ship journey across the Gulf of Guinea, visiting international locations together with Ghana, Senegal, and Gambia.

Alongside their commitments to conduct joint workouts and practice with companions within the area, HMS Trent will even conduct maritime safety patrols and promote the UK’s place as co-president on the G7++ Associates of Gulf of Guinea convention in November.

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