Mine hunting exercises take place off Peninver

The ships are in the Campbeltown area as part of the UK-led Joint Warrior 212 maritime exercise. 
The ships are in the Campbeltown area as part of the UK-led Joint Warrior 212 maritime exercise. 

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A flotilla of Royal Navy vessels was spotted off Peninver this week as a NATO exercise got under way.

UK-led Joint Warrior 212, one of the largest maritime exercises in Europe, also involves the Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Latvia, Canada and the USA.

Several vessels were spotted in the sea off Peninver.
Several vessels were spotted in the sea off Peninver.

Almost 30 warships and submarines, more than 30 aircraft and thousands of military personnel have been deployed to take part in the two-week exercise from September 18 to September 30.

They are carrying out anti-smuggling, counter-terrorism and evacuation operations off Scotland’s north and west coasts.

The ships seen around Campbeltown are mine countermeasure vessels conducting mine hunting exercises.