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HMS Westminster visits Indian Ocean

Crew from HMS Westminster are on deployment in the Indian Ocean Credit: Royal Navy

Portsmouth-based HMS Westminster is currently on deployment in the Indian Ocean conducting counter piracy operations and training.

The warship was in Tanzania in mid December and undertook training, sporting and social activities since its time out there.

The warship ran an interactive training programme in the Indian Ocean Credit: Royal Navy

The visit saw a three day maritime operations training package with the Tanzania Maritime Law Enforcement Detachment.

The team ran an interactive programme which covered all the aspects of boarding operations at the Dar es Salaam harbour.

The Indian Ocean provided a beautiful backdrop for their training Credit: Royal Navy

Lieutenant Nick Palmer, HMS Westminster’s RN Boarding Officer, said: “It was really enjoyable to work with the Tanzanian LEDET team. They were enthusiastic throughout and truly learnt a lot.”