Friday, 4 November 2016

Naval visit to Belfast

The ships – from the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) arrived in Belfast this morning. The Group consists of Spanish, Portuguese, German and Royal Naval vessels.  The Group had been due to visit Belfast in mid-October but were diverted to shadow the Russian Naval Group that moved through the North Sea to the Mediterranean.
 The ships in the group are; ESPS Almirante Juan de Borbon, a Spanish frigate NRP Alvares Cabral, a Portuguese frigate; FGS Ludwigshafen and FGS Rhon, German naval corvette and support ship; and finally HMS Duncan a Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer and Belfast’s own affiliated ship. They will be in Belfast until next Monday.

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