A mayday call went into Belfast Coastguard at approximately 3:05pm yesterday, Wednesday 16 January, and an aircraft from HMS Gannet in Prestwick had been tasked to the emergency at 3:08pm. The helicopter was airborne just 6 minutes later.
After her involvement in the London 2012 Olympics, the crew of HMS Bulwark is preparing to serve as the hub for the security effort surrounding the Paralympic sailing events.
Saluting their fallen forebears, four sailors from HMS Clyde recently honoured the crew of HMS Coventry, which was sunk in the Falklands campaign, after restoring their memorial in the South Atlantic islands.
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Sailors honour Falklands fallen
HMS Manchester has made a final visit to Liverpool, where her crew were met by dignitaries of the city of Manchester, before being cheered through the streets of her affiliated city.