SAILORS are combating to stop one particular Navy minehunter from sinking immediately after another reversed into it.
A mechanical fault was blamed for HMS Chiddingfold lurching backwards, leaving HMS Bangor with a gaping gap in its side.
The Sunlight was explained to the impression off Bahrain almost wrecked the galley and bedrooms, but none of the 39 crew on board was described damage.
HMS Bangor, a Sandown-course minehunter, was left attempting to limp back again to port.
It is built from fibreglass in its place of metal to counteract the threat from magnetic mines.
It was with HMS Chiddingold, a Hunt-class minehunter, as portion of Operation Kipion — aiming to safeguard oil and trade routes.
Extra than 160 huge service provider ships just about every day pass by the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and the nearby Strait of Hormuz.
Houthi terrorists in Yemen have been concentrating on shipping and delivery.