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Somalia: Piracy

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 29 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what Royal Navy assets will form the UK contribution to CTF-151, broken down by asset type. (251890)

HMS Portland will conduct counter-piracy missions around the Horn of Africa, as and when required, through the newly established Combined Task Force 151. HMS Portland will also continue to carry out broader maritime security operations through Combined Task Force 150, which operates in the same region.

We continue to work with our international partners to ensure all activities are co-ordinated through the UK maritime component command in Bahrain and the EU operation headquarters at Northwood.