The second of four Type 22 frigates decommissioned in the last defence review has departed Portsmouth. Ex-HMS Campbeltown is due to arrive at Aliaga undertow of the Panamanian-flagged tug Christos XXIV in early November.
Tug reliability and weather-permitting, ex-Cumberland is scheduled to depart for Turkey on 16 October. The tug Hibernia, which arrived for ex-Cornwall, has remained berthed at Portsmouth International Port since her arrival last week. She has been declared ‘dangerously unsafe’ following a spot check by the MCA.