May 19, 2013
Pictures of UK's destroyer off alleged Malvinas shore unveiled
First pictures of the UK Royal Navy's new Type 45 Destroyer HMS Dauntless near what allegedly is the coast line of Malvinas Islands, were released by British media.
The Dauntless is operating off the Malvinas for the first time.
According to British Forces News web site, the destroyer "anchored in Port William just outside Stanley Harbour after a long journey South which took in Counter Piracy and Counter Narcotics operations off West Africa and even taking a replacement doctor to the remote island of Tristan da Cunha on her way from Cape Town."
The HMS Dauntless left port in Portsmouth, southern England in April to relieve destroyer HMS Montrose and set sail for a six-month deployment to the South Atlantic, including a patrol of the Malvinas Islands.
According to the British Naval Warfare Service, the Type-45 destroyer will maintain a continuous presence “protecting British interests in the region, carrying out maritime security operations off West Africa and the wider South Atlantic.”
After arrival, she will be interacting with RAF and Army assets during her stay in the South Atlantic archipelago.