30 Jun '14, 3pm

HMS Somerset hands over to HMS Northumberland

The Type 23 Frigate is perfect for the nature of the operations we conduct here, and this was proven by Somerset and her crew seizing one of the Royal Navy’s largest drug hauls in the region during her tour. Commodore Keith Blount OBE Commodore Keith Blount OBE, Commander of the UK Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) based in Bahrain, said: “Since her arrival in the Gulf, HMS Somerset has made a significant contribution to Operation Kipion, in both a counter narcotics and counter piracy capacity. "The Type 23 Frigate is perfect for the nature of the operations we conduct here, and this was proven by Somerset and her crew seizing one of the Royal Navy’s largest drug hauls in the region during her tour. “I wish Somerset and her crew a safe journey home.” While deployed in the region, Somerset was involved in a multi-million pound drugs seizure that sent a clear message to cri...

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