Ensuring safe passage in the Gulf

Ensuring safe passage in the Gulf

At least 650 merchant ships sailing through Middle East hot spots owe their safety and security to HMS Montrose

“When we act as a sentinel we are the guard dog on the Strait of Hormuz, deterring illegal activity and hostile acts so that everyone can benefit from the trade in this region“ — Lt Cdr Martyn Harris, HMS Montrose

USS Philippine Sea (nearest camera) and HMS Montrose provide reassurance to a container ship in the Gulf
USS Philippine Sea (nearest) and HMS Montrose provide reassurance to a container ship in the Gulf.
HMS Montrose’s Wildcat helicopter heads out on a dawn patrol
HMS Montrose’s Wildcat helicopter heads out on a dawn patrol.
HMS Montrose shepherds a container ship in the Gulf
HMS Montrose shepherds a container ship in the Gulf.
HMS Montrose seen from above moving at speed through the Gulf, accompanied by one of her Pacific 24 RIBs
HMS Montrose seen from above moving at speed through the Gulf, accompanied by one of her Pacific 24 RIBs.
A sailor on USS Sterett waves at HMS Montrose as the US destroyer relieves the British frigate on Operation Sentinel duties
A sailor on USS Sterett waves at HMS Montrose as the US destroyer relieves the British frigate on Operation Sentinel duties.

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