HMS Penzance Hosts Qatari Coastguard in Doha

Members of the Qatari coastguard toured HMS Penzance during the ship’s three-day visit to Doha, Qatar.

The crew of the Sandown class mine counter measures vessel welcomed aboard members of the coastguard boat Mahzam.

In return, six members of Penzance’s crew visited the Mazham, which is predominantly used for diving and boarding operations.

The UK sailors were hosted by the Commanding Officer, 1st Lieutenant Abdulaziz Ahmed Al-Thani, who had trained at Britannia Royal Naval College and at HMS Collingwood.

Mahzam’s explained and presented its underwater Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) capability and diving procedure to the members of Penzance’s crew.

HMS Penzance is currently carrying out maritime surveys in the Gulf.

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