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Royal Navy to the rescue of stranded passengers

HmsAlbion-Uk080901.jpg(BRUSSELS2) The Royal Navy has been called to the rescue by the British government.

The Ministry of Defense is currently examining how many and which military ships could provide support to British passengers stranded outside to help them return to the UK.

HMS Albion is due to arrive in Santander (Spain) tomorrow morning, where its primary mission remains to repatriate British military personnel returning from the operation in Afghanistan.

HMS Ocean - currently in the south of the UK - has been put on alert.

And the HMS Ark Royal, which was in exercise near the north-west coast of Scotland, was asked to make its way immediately to the south of England, the Ministry of Defense said.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).