Fast roping training HMS Northumberland
On the 18th of November 2012, HMS NORTHUMBERLAND boarding teams, both the embarked 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines (Green) and the ships company (Blue) team conducted training onboard to simulate Contact of Interest (COI) and hostage handling techniques. The training is in preperation for the ship heading to the Middle East on Operational tasking. Image shows Royal Marine Boarding Team as they fast rope from the Merlin helicopter onto HMS NORTHUMBERLAND.
Images by LA(Phot)Maxine Davies CROWN COPYRIGHT