Royal Navy supports maritime security efforts in West Africa

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The Royal Navy has deployed the HMS Trent warship to assist West African nations with maritime security.

The ship – which will be utilised to deliver training courses in the region – will help aid nations in their fight against piracy and armed robbery.

Equipped with a Puma surveillance drone and an expert team of Royal Marines, the HMS Trent has sailed from Gibraltar in an attempt to increase stability in the Gulf of Guinea.

Approximately £6b’s worth of UK trade passes through this region.

According to The Royal Navy, the deployment contributes to an international effort by the Friends of the Gulf of Guinea (FOGG) to support nations implementing regional maritime security frameworks.

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