Cammell Laird Targets Shipbuilding Growth After Busy Start to Year

June 12, 2019 – Merseyside UK shipyard and marine engineering services company Cammell Laird is reporting a strong first four months of 2019, with 25 ships arriving for drydocking and repairs during the period. In total Cammell Laird has received 11 ferries at its famous Birkenhead site from January to the end of April, along with 14 other vessels. The successful start to the year has involved work carried out for 13 different clients, aided by repeat business for a number of customers. The period also saw inaugural arrival of…

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Cammell Laird completes £44million RFA Fort Victoria refit

May 7, 2019 – Supply ship Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria, one of the largest vessels operated by the UK Ministry of Defence, has put to sea following the completion of a £44 million refit by Birkenhead-based (Liverpool City Region, UNITED KINGDOM) shipyard and marine engineering services provider Cammell Laird. The year-long program of work, represented phase two of RFA Fort Victoria’s life extension program to keep her in service until 2025. Dubbed ‘Britain’s number one pirate catcher’ after playing a key role in numerous counter-piracy operations off the…

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RFA Fort Victoria Returns from Refit

November 8, 2018 – Nearly ready to take up her place in HMS Queen Elizabeth’s task group is supply ship RFA Fort Victoria – at sea for the first time this year. The 24-year-old support ship is heading for Faslane after leaving Birkenhead, her home for more than 12 months, as her sailors prepare for renewed front-line duties. In the hands of the world-famous Cammell Laird yard – where battleships HMS Prince of Wales and Rodney, the third and fourth HMS Ark Royal were built – Fort Vic underwent both…

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CTF 150’s Second Drug Bust in Two Weeks

March 14, 2017 – Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 has made a second seizure of drugs in under two weeks in the Arabian Sea. On 13 March,  USS LABOON seized 270 kg of heroin concealed on a dhow that had been tracked by a helicopter from RFA Fort Victoria. The USS LABOON’s boarding team conducted a thorough search of the dhow that resulted in the discovery of the heroin. While such operations are complex and challenging, the ship’s boarding teams are highly professional and trained specifically for this role. Commander Jason…

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