Friday, January 04, 2019

Send in the Gunship

The Royal Navy patrol ship, HMS Mersey, has been sent to the English Channel to deter migrant crossings, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed. Border Force currently has two coastal patrol vessels in the Channel, as well as two cutters, HMC Vigilant and HMC Searcher. Two more Border Force cutters, HMC Protector and Seeker, are being re-deployed from the Mediterranean to UK waters.

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