HMS DIAMOND'S MK8 Lynx helicopter
HMS DIAMOND'S MK8 Lynx helicopter, with the MV TAIKO vessel in the background. Picture: LA(Phot) Pepe Hogan
THE Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond has completed her role escorting ships carrying Syria’s chemical weapons stock for disposal.
HMS Diamond joined the Danish-led, Norwegian and British Task Group in February, to provide maritime force protection to merchant vessels transporting chemical agents from Syria.
The Limassol-based Task Group recently escorted the container ship the MV Ark Futura to ltaly with some of the most dangerous chemical agents. These will be neutralised at sea in the next few months.