31 May '12, 5pm

Dauntless Forges Friendship In West Africa

Britain’s High Commissioner Ian Hughes played host onboard to the Sierra Leonean Deputy Foreign Minister Mrs Ebun Jusu and other diplomats and dignitaries. Friday night’s event was used to both discuss the work Dauntless has done to boost maritime security throughout the region and to launch a trade fair that was held aboard over the weekend. Dauntless’ setting helped launch British businesses seeking a foothold in Sierra Leone’s growing economic market place and allowed already established UK firms to expand their networks. Captain Will Warrender, commanding officer of Portsmouth-based HMS Dauntless, said: “West Africa as a region is very important to the UK and we have a particular affiliation to Sierra Leone. "Specifically we have been helping increase maritime security throughout the region in light of increasing reports of piracy and disruption to vital shipping route...

Full article: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/News-and-Events/Latest-News/2...

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