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A courtesy visit by the Royal Navy's HMS Bangor (M106) is due in Dublin tomorrow. The mine counter-measure vessel is base-ported at HM Naval Base, Clyde, Scotland and is named after Bangor, the shoreside town on Belfast Lough.

For over 15 years, the 484-tonnes vessel has had a close affiliation with the Combined Cadet Force and Bangor Grammar School. In late June HMS Bangor returned to her namesake port to support Armed Forces Day celebrations which included the 150th anniversary of the Sea Cadets and to participate in the annual Sea Bangor Maritime Festival.

HMS Bangor is the ninth 'Sandown' class of Single Role Minehunters (SRMH) built by Vosper Thorneycroft, Woolston near Southampton. The glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) ship was launched in April 1999. The vessel has a crew of 34 and is fitted with an array of mine countermeasure equipment that includes decoy launchers and disposal systems.

In 2002 the vessel was deployed to the Gulf in Operation Telic, conducting mine clearance operations in Khawr Abd Allah ahead of humanitarian aid shipments which were ferried into the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr.

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About boot Düsseldorf: With almost 250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair and every year in January the “meeting place" for the entire industry. From 18 to 26 January 2020, around 2,000 exhibitors will be presenting their interesting new products, attractive further developments and maritime equipment. This means that the complete market will be on site in Düsseldorf and will be inviting visitors on nine days of the fair to an exciting journey through the entire world of water sports in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, kitesurfing, rowing, diving, surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, water sports facilities as well as beach resorts and charter, there is something for every water sports enthusiast.

At A Glance – Boot Dusseldorf 

Organiser
Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Messeplatz
40474 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668
Web: https://www.boot.com/

The first boats and yachts will once again be arriving in December via the Rhine.

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