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Somalia: Piracy

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Navy (a) vessels and (b) personnel are deployed around the coast of Somalia; and if he will make a statement. (296902)

The Royal Navy has two frigates and a Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker deployed to the region. As part of their deployment they spend time off the coast of Somalia contributing to international counter piracy operations. Some 580 Royal Naval Service personnel are currently aboard these vessels.