x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 16 January 2018

British navy ships join mine-hunting exercises in Gulf waters

Staff, crew and ships belonging to the British navy underwent stringent military training on the region's waters last month.

Staff, crew and ships belonging to the British navy underwent stringent military training on the region's waters last month.

They took part in the International Mine Counter Measures Exercise, a 12-day training programme in which crews practised anti-mine operations and other activities, such as intelligence and surveillance.

Sailing from Mina Salman, Bahrain, the ships joined other units and deployed to three locations across the region to improve mine-hunting and wider military skills.

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