16 Apr '12, 2pm

HMS Westminster visits Mombasa: HMS Westminster recently visited Mombasa to train with her Kenyan counterparts a...

As well as exercising with local forces, the frigate was used to launch an initiative by Anglo-Kenyan authorities to keep tourists and mariners safe. The Royal Navy's 'capital ship' has spent the past few weeks sweeping the Indian Ocean for criminal activity with her mixed team of sailors and Royal Marines from 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group - the Corps' specialists in board and search. Of the joint exercises, Lieutenant Carl Isherwood, Westminster's boarding officer, said: "The Kenyan Navy are well-trained, well-prepared and brimming with enthusiasm. It was a delight to have had the opportunity to train with them and we have all taken something away from it." The focal point of the warship's time in Kenya was the visit of the UK's Minister for Africa, Henry Bellingham, who hosted a group of Mombasa's business and trade leaders on board to discuss the economic developm...

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