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Fishery Protection Vessels from the UK, Ireland and France entering Portsmouth harbour. HMS Tyne being the Brittish, FS Pluvier being the French and ROI Eithne being the third.''Picture: LA(Phot) Vicki Benwell
Fishery Protection Vessels from the UK, Ireland and France entering Portsmouth harbour. HMS Tyne being the Brittish, FS Pluvier being the French and ROI Eithne being the third.''Picture: LA(Phot) Vicki Benwell
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SAILORS on board a Portsmouth fishery protection vessel led a convoy of ships through the harbour.

HMS Tyne led Irish ships LE Orla, LE Eithne, and the French FS Pluvier after working together on a four-day training exercise off the Isle of Wight.

They carried out close-range manoeuvring and fire and damage control techniques.

Lieutenant Dave Greenwood, HMS Tyne’s navigating officer, said: ‘This was an important and highly rewarding exercise for all of the participating units.

‘Although we regularly train with other nations, this is the first time these particular units have operated together and it has proved extremely beneficial for all of us.’

After the exercise, the ships headed back to sea to continue their day job patrolling territorial waters to secure fish stocks and maintain security at sea.