URGENT UK says sending second warship to Gulf in pre-planned deployment
London, July 12, 2019 (AFP) - Britain is bringing forward a pre-planned
rotation of warships in the Gulf and the two vessels will temporarily be
deployed together near Iranian waters, officials said on Friday.
The HMS Duncan "is deploying to the region to ensure we maintain a
continuous maritime security presence while HMS Montrose comes off task for
pre-planned maintenance and crew change over," a UK government spokesman said,
with a source adding that the rotation had been moved forward by a number of
days as tensions in the region mount.