Tanker attacks Gulf of Oman 13/6/19

It’s OK lads, the Andrew has another Warship en route to suppress the uprising...
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It’s OK lads, the Andrew has another Warship en route to suppress the uprising...
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Why are you being so disparaging? A very capable warship is in the Persian/Arabian Gulf/Strait of Hormuz, but cannot be on station 24/7all the time as she needs to put into port (or RAS) from time to time, so another capable warship, until a few days ago deployed on NATO duties, is being retasked?

Routine stuff for the RN really.
 
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Why are you being so disparaging? A very capable warship is in the Persian/Arabian Gulf/Strait of Hormuz, but cannot be on station 24/7all the time as she needs to put into port (or RAS) from time to time, so another capable warship, until a few days ago deployed on NATO duties, is being retasked?

Routine stuff for the RN really.
Calm down dear. I think he was joking.
 
Royal Navy provides security to shipping in the Middle East | Royal Navy

One third of all the world’s oil carried by tankers passes through the Strait of Hormuz with an average of ten tankers sailing through every day carrying upwards of 17 million barrels of oil.

There are seven Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels, with embarked Royal Marines for force protection, now committed to the region. These are:

1x Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose, stationed in Bahrain until 2022 as part of the Royal Navy’s permanent presence in the Middle East;

  • 1x Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan;
  • 4x Mine Counter Measures Vessels HMS Ledbury, HMS Blyth, HMS Brocklesby and HMS Shoreham;
  • 1x Landing Ship Dock Auxiliary RFA Cardigan Bay.
Tanker RFA Wave Knight will also undertake operations in the region at the start of August as part of her long-planned deployment to the Middle East. Her role is to deliver food, fuel, water and other essential supplies to ships of the Royal Navy and our allies.

Later in the year, Type 23 frigate HMS Kent will deploy to the Gulf to take over from HMS Duncan.

The UK has a long-standing maritime security presence in the Gulf and Indian Ocean. Since 1980, ships of both the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary have maintained a presence in the region 365 days a year.

The operation – codenamed Kipion – is part of the UK’s commitment to promoting peace, stability, and the free flow of trade through some of the world’s most vital shipping lanes
 

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