Mine hunter back at base

HMS Blyth returning back to the UK.
HMS Blyth returning back to the UK.

Blyth’s affiliated Royal Navy ship has returned to UK waters after a busy deployment.

HMS Blyth returned to England last week after a deployment which saw her begin and end with a maritime rescue operation.

The ship has been in the Mediterranean for NATO exercises, but itd was called on to rescue two men who had capsized from their dinghy off the west coast of Scotland.

Months later, as she left to return home, HMS Blyth found herself once again involved in a real-life maritime drama as the Italian Rescue Centre in Rome called upon her help to locate a stricken boat with 400 migrants on board.

The crew co-ordinated the search for the vessel, which had broken down off the coast of Italy.