29 Sep '14, 3pm
Royal Navy minehunter, HMS Grimsby, sets the pace for NATO counterparts
Royal Navy minehunter sets the pace for NATO counterparts 29/09/2014 HMS Grimsby has come to the end of a minehunting exercise led by the Spanish which saw her hunt dummy mines while coming under a variety of attack scenarios. The Royal Navy minehunter represents the UK’s commitment to the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) in the Mediterranean - and she regularly exercises her skills with her NATO counterparts. For the Spanish minehunting exercise the NATO minehunting fleet from Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Spain and Turkey, as well as an Italian frigate, worked out of Cartagena in the area of La Manga. Crew six – which forms HMS Grimsby’s ship’s company – worked tirelessly to hunt mines despite fighting off simulated attacks from both sea and air as they would be expected to do in a war environment.