Royal Navy warship HMS Somerset has scooped an award as the fleet’s top frigate.
The warship was recognised in Plymouth for helping seize the largest haul of illegal drugs in the UK. The Royal Navy ship worked with the National Crime Agency and UK Border Agency to track down, search and detain a boat and personnel on board off Scotland.
The issue is subject to an ongoing trial in Scotland on alleged drugs smuggling.
The ceremony was conducted on board the ship in Devonport Naval Base in recognition of achievements over the past year.
Rear Admiral Alexander Burton who is responsible for delivering the Royal Navy’s surface fleet’s capability presented the trophy for the most effective frigate.