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HMS Mersey docks in Cayman

The HMS Mersey could finally visit the Cayman Islands after rough weather prevented it from docking in George Town.

jamaica in the houseThe Royal Navy deployed the river class patrol vessel to the Caribbean  Sea, to represent the United Kingdom’s agenda on combating the flow of illicit narcotics in the region.
Commanding Officer Richard Hewitt and his seamen travel the Caribbean making it a safer region.

“I think our presense is very important for two reasons, firstly, as a reassurance to the u.K overseas territories, which grand cayman is one , and secondly , to other nations in the region, to show that the royal navy is here and the royal navy where possible will stop that trade of illicit flow of drugs and as a presence alone ,we have an effect” said Commanding Officer Richard Hewitt

“This job based out of Kingston, Jamaica allows me to travel around the whole Caribbean region , improving security, developing police forces, defence forces around the region, to help make the place far safer” said Alan Hurley, a sailor onboard.

This particular ship has never been to the Caribbean before and had to sail nine days from England to reach the West Indies.

About the author

Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter was born in Austria and moved to the Cayman Islands at the age of three. Throughout his life, he has always enjoyed documenting his surroundings with cameras. Studying television broadcasting and communications, he now can show the reality of life in Grand Cayman to the public.

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