NATO warships dock in Belfast

NATO warships more used to sweeping for unexploded World War mines or combating terrorism threats at sea, have docked in Belfast for the weekend.

It follows the completion of a joint training exercise off the north-west of Scotland.

The NATO task force includes minesweepers from the navies of Latvia, Estonia, Germany, Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands

It is one of the largest flotillas of Navy warships to make a courtesy visit to Belfast, and for some of the crew members it will be their first time here.

Commander Gvido Laudups said: “We will enjoy the city, maybe some tours of Northern Ireland, then our next port of call will be Cherbourg in France.”