The Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer that co-starred in the latest James Bond movie will be open to the general public next week at Gibraltar’s Naval Base.
As part of Gibraltar Maritime Week, visitors will be able to step aboard the HMS Dragon, a protagonist in the recently released “No Time to Die”, during an open day on Friday (12 November). According to the British ministry of defence, this will be an excellent opportunity to view first-hand one of the Royal Navy’s most advanced warships and to meet the sailors operating her.
Visitors are advised to wear sensible footwear, while face masks and proof of COVID vaccine are required, and bags will be subject to searching for security reasons.
Gibraltar’s ministry of defence tweeted a video – “The name’s Dragon, HMS Dragon” – to mark the warship’s arrival this week.
Running from 8 to 12 November, this second edition of the biennial Maritime Week Gibraltar is a multi-format interactive event “designed to showcase the many shipping, port and maritime services offered in Gibraltar to a wider international audience”.
In addition to the HMS Dragon tour and visits to bunker barges and other vessels in port, the week will also include courses, conferences and evening receptions.
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