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Sailors hope to take in sights as Nato ships dock in Belfast

Rear Admiral Edward Cashman, Commander of the flotilla
Rear Admiral Edward Cashman, Commander of the flotilla
Two of the three Nato warships berthed at Gotto Wharf, Belfast

By Staff reporter

Belfast is set to be flooded with sailors from around the world this weekend after the arrival of three Nato warships.

Spanish frigate Almirante Juan De Borbon, the Turkish navy's TCG Gokova and Germany's FGS Rhon arrived in the city after a training exercise in the North Sea.

They were part of the six-vessel Standing Nato Maritime Group 1, which was involved in Exercise Joint Warrior.

SNMG1 Commander Rear Admiral Edward Cashman, of the US Navy, said he was looking forward to some downtime on his first visit to Belfast.

"It was an extremely challenging exercise involving air forces, land forces and maritime, so we get all the interaction between the different component forces in a very challenging scenario," the rear admiral added.

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