RFA Gold Rover joins anti-piracy effort

By George Allison –

gold-rover-1-1021x580British tanker RFA Gold Rover joined a French mission, Operation Corymbe, to deal with criminal activity in the Gulf of Guinea.

According to a press release, French helicopter carrier FS Dixmude and tiny patrol boat Sekongo accompanied tanker RFA Gold Rover and patrolled 200 miles of coastline and waters off shore, stretching from the Ivory Coast to the western frontier with Liberia.

Lt Hector Bevan, in charge of the RFA’s commando detachment said:

“A delicious lunch and a tour round a very capable ship was followed by a period in which we shared our clearance techniques with French and a small contingent of Portuguese Marines.”

“This was a fantastic opportunity to understand and work with our allies – and experience the delights of French cuisine!”

RFA Gold Rover is a small fleet tanker of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and is one of five Rover-class ships that were designed by the Admiralty, all of which were built at the Swan Hunter shipyard.

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SOURCE: News Now/UK Defense

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.