UK deploys another naval vessel to the Strait of Hormuz

The UK is sending yet another naval vessel to the Strait of Hormuz near Iran as part of the international maritime coalition aimed at safeguarding the freedom of navigation for vessels operating in the area.

HMS Defender is the UK's third naval vessel to be deployed to the Strait of Hormuz. | Photo: British Royal Navy

Due to recent months' events in the Strait of Hormuz near Iran, which has been plagued by great uncertainty, the UK now deploys warship HMS Defender 45 to the region, shows a press release from the British Royal Navy.

This ship is the country's third to be deployed to the Strait of Hormuz, and UK Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace says in a press statement that the presence is necessary in order to protect the freedom of navigation for vessels sailing in the area, which, according to the secretary of state, is currently being tested.

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