HMS Sutherland - Royal Marines Boarding Operations
Royal Marines Commandos from HMS Sutherland have begun boarding operations in waters off the coast of Libya. On Monday this week, a team of sailors and Royal Marines from the Royal Navy frigate boarded and searched a suspicious vessel. They were looking for illegal arms but none were found and the vessel was allowed to continue on its way. HMS Sutherland is deployed as part of NATO efforts to enforce an arms embargo imposed on Gaddafi's regime.
further reading / more info:
- HMS Sutherland begins boarding operations off Libya
- Team from HMS Sutherland board merchant vessel in waters off Libya
(the northern times)