NATO vessels arrive at Port of Dundee

© DC ThomsonTwo of the NATO warships arriving in Dundee.
Two of the NATO warships arriving in Dundee.

Three NATO ships are stopping off at the Port of Dundee today.

Maritime Group One has been at sea for two weeks taking part in an exercise in Norway.

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The Portuguese Navy’s NRP Corte-Real (F332) is helped into Port of Dundee.

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The group comprises three frigates and an Absalon class command ship. However, one of the vessels, the Helge Ingstad, was involved in a serious collision in waters of Norway earlier this week and had to be run aground to prevent it sinking.

The first of the NATO warships, the Portuguese navy’s NRP Corte-Real (F332), arrived in Dundee at around 1.30pm.

Maritime groups are made up of vessels from allied countries under permanent NATO control.

A NATO spokesman said: “Standing NATO Maritime Group One plans to arrive for a port visit in Dundee this afternoon.

“The visit is a routine port visit following the completion of two weeks at sea in NATO exercise Trident Juncture in Norway.”