9th February 2024, 17:33
HMS Diamond is on the Rock as she heads towards a period of maintenance and re-supply.
HMS Richmond takes over her duties in Operation Prosperity Guardian, an international task force to protect merchant shipping in the Red Sea in light of an increase in Houthi attacks against commercial vessels.
The Type 45 Destroyer has sailed nearly 20,000 nautical miles on patrols since leaving Portsmouth at the end of November and joined the Operation in December.
Diamond’s Wildcat helicopter has flown more than 50 hours.