Minehunter leaves for Nato exercise

Minehunter leaves for Nato exercise

Minehunter leaves for Nato exercise

First published in

A Royal Navy minehunter has set sail for a four-month Nato mission in the Mediterranean.

HMS Cattistock left Portsmouth Naval Base, Hampshire, this morning for the international operation to protect sea routes from the threat of underwater mines as well as to take part in joint training exercises.

Lieutenant Commander Stephen Higham, HMS Cattistock's commanding officer, said: ''We are well prepared and looking forward to working alongside our Nato allies in the Mediterranean.

''This deployment is a great opportunity for the ship to learn from shared experiences, contribute to regional security and showcase the Royal Navy's skill as the world's leading experts in mine warfare.''

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree