Royal Navy Warship HMS Argyll will conduct a Defence engagement visit to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 11-14 October 2014.
The most capable Type 23 frigate will visit Santo Domingo to enhance the UK’s relationship with the Dominican Republic particularly in the areas of Defence and Security.
HMS Argyll’s Commanding Officer, Commander Paul Hammond, said: “I am delighted to bring HMS Argyll to Dominican Republic in order to continue to build on the strong relationship between our two countries.” He added “The UK is working closely with the Dominican Republic to counter illicit drug trafficking and to combat this damaging trade HMS Argyll will continue to conduct counter-narcotics patrols in the Caribbean during our deployment.”
HMS Argyll, the longest serving Type 23 frigate in the Royal Navy, is fitted with the new ARTISAN radar and represents the versatility and capability of a modern warship. She has recently successfully conducted Counter Narcotics Operations in the Caribbean sea and visited Baltimore, USA to help commemorate the 200th anniversary of the US national anthem.
HMS Argyll has deployed to the Caribbean region to provide reassurance and, if required, humanitarian aid and disaster relief support to the UK’s British Overseas Territories and other islands during the hurricane season. HMS Argyll will also conduct counter narcotics patrols to enhance regional security and deter illicit activity.
HMS Argyll will be open to the public on Sunday 12 October from 10:00 to 14:00. HMS Argyll will berth at the Don Diego Terminal of the Santo Domingo Port.