A Royal Navy task group has completed a mission to Libya as part of security operations in the Mediterranean.

The British HMS Albion ship, which docked Wednesday in the port of Tripoli, was the first Royal Navy ship to visit the port in eight years.

HMS Albion’s Warrant Officer Weapon Engineering, who led one of the training teams, said, “being able to work collaboratively with the Libyan Navy has been a fantastic opportunity and one that would have been inconceivable just a few years ago”, hoping to build a stronger maritime relationship with Libya. 

Task Group Commander and Commanding Officer of HMS Albion, Captain Simon Kelly Royal Navy, said “our visit to Tripoli was also a wonderful opportunity for the sailors and marines on board to interact with their counterparts in the Libyan Armed Forces. 

“During our short time alongside we conducted a wide range of activates from damage control training to delivering a number of official receptions, hosting senior Libyan political, military, and civil society figures, all reinforcing the UK’s cooperation and ongoing commitment to Libya”, he added.