Having completed a successful ship boarding exercise, Royal Marines from Type 22 frigate HMS Cornwall leave the scene aboard the ship’s Pacific 24 seaboats.
Using boarding ladders, the marines practiced the hazardous process of embarking and disembarking a ship at sea.
The Royal Navy is often required to board and search vessels that are suspected of breaking international law, usually either piracy or narcotics smuggling.
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Photographer: LA(Phot) Dave Jenkins
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