Royal Navy establishes anti-piracy HQ

A multi-million dollar headquarters to oversee the UK’s counter-piracy and maritime anti-terrorism efforts in the Gulf will open next week in Bahrain, a report said.

The BD6.3 million ($16.5 million) expansion of the UK Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) complex in Juffair, which constitutes Britain’s largest maritime forces investment on foreign soil, is complete, reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

The project comprises a new headquarters and an engineering and logistics facility.

The GDN reported in April last year that both buildings were expected to be completed by July this year to coincide with the completion of the Salman Naval Base, previously known as Mina Salman Port.


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