1. ITV Report

NATO warships to call in at the Tyne

Six ships from around Europe are docking into the River Tyne at Spillers Wharf in Newcastle this weekend and will be opening their doors to the public.

A total of seven NATO navies contribute to NATO's standing response force - with Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway providing ships for the force.

The forces have been training to improve their mine-hunting skills just off the UK.

The ships will be open to the public from midday to 3 pm on both Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October.

The Tyne is still a favourite destination for visiting navies, and the men and women of the task group are looking forward to their weekend visit to Newcastle and Gateshead.

The coastline offers a great number of wrecks and contacts for us to investigate, so this area gives us the best of both worlds, good training opportunities and a chance to visit one of our favourite ports, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

– Lieutenant Bart Cordy, Logistics Officer