Mine hunter to visit north Pembs port

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The Royal Navy’s state-of-the-art Sandown Class mine hunter HMS Bangor will steam into port in Fishguard tomorrow (Tuesday).

The 52.7 metre ship will be in port until Thursday, February 14th. This time she will not be open to the general public but will host a number of organised groups.

On Wednesday evening Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Toby Shaughnessy will host a capability demonstration for invited guests.

On Thursday morning a further group of invited guests will be able to experience a mine hunting demonstration in Fishguard Bay, followed by a lunch on board.

In 2011 HMS Bangor deployed off Libya as part of the NATO operation Unified Protector to protect Libyan civilians under threat of attack.

During that operation, the ship found and destroyed a 2,400lb mine and a torpedo lying on the seabed off the Libyan port of Tobruk.

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