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HMS PEMBROKE HELPS KEEP THE BALTIC SHIPPING LANES SAFE (March 2015)
The Faslane-based ship joined four other NATO vessels hunting for historic ordnance off Kiel on the latest stage of her deployment with the international force.
Wars past continue to occupy warships present as an international force of minehunters – including HMS PEMBROKE – dealt with unexploded mines, bombs and torpedoes in the North and Baltic Seas.
PEMBROKE alone located nine pieces of unexploded ordnance just off the busy shipping lanes leading to Kiel – Germany’s principal naval base and her main Baltic port.
PEMBROKE’s specialist dive team then placed markers to allow the WW2-vintage ordnance – mines, bombs and torpedoes – to be safely disposed of at a later date.