Safe Trade Passage’ Defence and Security on Land, Sea and Air.
Royal Navy frigate F234 HMS Iron Duke, Security operations on the high seas.
Britain has used the seas for trade passage, defense and security for centuries. Britain’s trade wealth depends on the sea.
HMS Iron Duke seen here (below) made the largest seizure of cocaine ever recorded.
The dependence of the West on the use of the sea for its survival and prosperity is geopolitical fact. In particular the dependence of Britain on the secure use of the sea has significantly increased, for both commercial and military operations.
According to the Chamber of Shipping, 95 per cent of UK trade by volume and 90 per cent by value is carried by sea.
In 2009 total direct employment at sea and in UK ports was over 100,000 people. This is a very substantial industry a vital one for the well-being of UK citizens. It is an industry that depends on security and good order at sea,
Dusk-till Dawn Trade Defense Security Safe Trade passage Land-Sea-Air