Mersey Maritime leader says Gulf crisis shows need to invest in the Royal Navy
A leading figure in Liverpool city region’s £4bn powerhouse maritime sector is urging the UK Government to invest more in the Royal Navy amid the stand-off with Iran in the Middle East.
At the weekend it was revealed the UK was sending a second warship to the region to protect British commercial oil tankers.
HMS Duncan, a Type 45 destroyer, will join frigate HMS Montrose amid threats by Iran to seize a British oil tanker in retaliation for the seizure of an Iranian vessel destined for Syria.
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