HMS Hurtworth and her crew recently conducted sonar testing, deployment of their mine clearance divers, drill mine lay practice and deployment of their mine disposal system.
The vessel tweeted the following.
We regularly conduct Mine Hunting exercises to refine our skills. Today's agenda included:
🔍 Sonar testing
💣 Deployment of our Mine Clearance Divers
🏗️ Drill Mine Lay practice
🦊 Deployment of our Mine Disposal System#SmallShipsBigImpact #HurworthHunts #TheHuntContinues pic.twitter.com/MXs6Wqt4Hf
— HMS Hurworth (@HMSHurworth) February 1, 2024
HMS Hurworth is a Hunt Class Mine Countermeasures Vessel – a minehunter. She plays a vital role in keeping the seas safe around the world.
The Royal Navy say:
“Minehunters like HMS Hurworth detect and destroy dangers under the water. Her highly trained crew use specialist skills and equipment to keep shipping lanes safe and neutralise threats left from conflicts past.
Adaptable and dependable, HMS Hurworth can be deployed on a range of missions, including protecting lawful maritime enterprise in the Gulf, responding rapidly to developing international crises, or making sure the UK’s sea lanes remain safe and secure.”