News

UK sends HMS Montrose to maritime security mission in the Gulf

The UK has joined an international maritime security mission lead by the USA to secure trade routes in the Strait of Hormuz.

The UK will aim to protect maritime security in the Strait alongside the US navy, securing merchant vessels. The operation will use assets already present in the region to improve interstate maritime cooperation.

The UK will lead one of the Maritime Task Groups during the operation. The HMS Duncan and HMS Montrose will protect UK-flagged vessels and coordinate with other nations.

Ben Wallace, Defence Secretary said: “The UK is determined to ensure her shipping is protected from unlawful threats and for that reason we have today joined the new maritime security mission in the Gulf.”

“Upholding international maritime law and freedom of passage is in all our interests. We are seeing, across our seas and oceans, too many incidents that seek to challenge such freedoms. The UK is proud to be partnering with other members of the international community to uphold the rules based approach.”

“The deployment of Royal Navy assets is a sign of our commitment to our UK flagged vessels and we look forward to working alongside the US and others to find an international solution to the problems in the Strait of Hormuz.”

The Strait of Hormuz is the World’s busiest narrow shipping passage that sees around 20% of the oil used every year passing through it. The UK agreed to join the operation after a conference in Bahrain on the international response to reported security threats in the route.

If you would like to join our community and read more articles like this then please click here.

The post UK sends HMS Montrose to maritime security mission in the Gulf appeared first on Defence Online.

Free Tender Search

Search

Recent Posts

 

Who are we?

From publishing the first national directory of public sector contracts, to being the first to market with our online Tracker solution, we have been the true pioneers of technology and innovation in the public sector marketplace. Throughout our 39 years, we have continued to evolve and chart new territory – placing our customers at the heart of everything we do. Take your business to the next level with Tracker now.

If you request a demo today!

Download your Free UK Defence Industry Report

Get SAAS-Y This Summer with DCI

Start Your Free Trial Today

Download your Free UK Defence Industry Report

Download your Free UK Defence Industry Report

When you sign up for a 3 day free trial or demo.

Limited time only

    BiP Solutions owns DCI and we look after your details carefully. We offer a range of products, services and events (some of which are free) that help buyers tender more efficiently and suppliers find, bid for and win public and private sector contracts. Only tick this box if you wish to receive information about these. We will never share your details with third parties and you will have the opportunity of opting out of communications every time we contact you. For further details, please see our Privacy Policy