Best wishes to the crew of HMS Dauntless as it sets sail for a five-month counter-piracy operation. Kirolite last year fitted a new counter and fittings to the ship’s wardroom for officers – in solid surface and oak – through a contract with Oyster Yachts, which designed the improvements.

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One of the Royal Navy’s most advanced warships, it left its home at Portsmouth on January 1 for a routine deployment to the Gulf. The Type 45 destroyer will maintain a continuous presence in the region deterring piracy and keeping the sea lanes open for free and safe passage of merchant vessels.

During her time away Dauntless will make several stops in the Mediterranean for training as well as visiting ports in a number of Gulf States to strengthen ties in the region.