HMS Ocean joins Baltic exercise

Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean has entered the Baltic Region for a major multi-national exercise.

The Plymouth-based Royal Navy amphibious warship is pictured sailing under the Nyborg-Korsor (Great Belt) bridge linking Danish islands – the bridge is one of the world’s longest at nearly four miles.

HMS Ocean is taking part in BALTOPS 2016 with 16 other countries. The complex war-fighting exercise aims to show NATO's commitment to the Baltic Region whilst demonstrating unity with allies and strength in alliances in order to provide security in the region.

HMS Ocean is the Royal Navy's Fleet Flagship and it's largest operational warship. She has deployed as the NATO flagship for this exercise and has the multinational staffs of the Commander Amphibious Task Force and Commander Land Forces on board. 

Helicopters from 814 and 845 Naval Air Squadrons from Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, in Somerset, 656 Army Air Corps and 27 Squadron RAF are also embarked.