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UK deploys patrol ship in West Africa to strengthen maritime security

British patrol ship HMS Trent is bound for West Africa to strengthen maritime security in the region. A number of other countries have deployed warships in the area, where the Gulf of Guinea particular is plagued by piracy. Corrected.

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The UK has decided to deploy a patrol ship, HMS Trent, off the coast of West Africa to strengthen maritime security in the region, where shipping is not least plagued by piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

HMS Trent will visit Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Gambia and Cape Verde and also conduct security patrols and support partner navies in the development of maritime skills.

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