UK Royal Navy sends backup fleet off Libyan coast

  • Libyan Express |
  • Monday 11 July 2016

 The ship's primary role is to carry an Embarked Military Force (EMF) supported by 12 medium support helicopters, 6 attack helicopters and 4 Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP) Mk 5 Landing Craft.  Her secondary roles include afloat training, a limited anti-submarine warfare (ASW) platform and a base for anti-terrorist operations.  HMS Ocean is the sixth ship to bear the name, the most recent being a Light Fleet Carrier also built on the Clyde and commissioned on 30 June 1945.

The UK Royal Navy Forces have announced that they have sent a backup fleet of ships to support the one already existing off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean.

The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom tweeted Sunday that a fleet named Royal Fleet will be sent to Libya to help stop the flow of weapons and ammunition to terrorists in the country, especially ISIS militants, who are still resisting Misurata-led forces in Sirte.

“Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay will be deployed to stop the flow of weapons to terrorists, particularly Daesh in Libya” Said the Royal Navy on Twitter.

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