HMS DIAMOND OF THE ROYAL NAVY IN TURKU
Alfons Håkans tugs assisted the super modern air defence destroyer into port of Turku last week.
HMS Diamond is a 152-metre-long and 8.000 tonnes warship which has travelled closer to 200.000 nautical miles since her commissioning.
In November 2022, after a mayday call from a yacht taking on water, HMS DIAMOND headed for a rescue operation in the waters outside of Isle of Wight. The crew rescued four people off the yacht in the English Channel and assisted her skipper to stop the water inflow, save the yacht and sail it back to the coast.
HMS Diamond’s motto befits her name: “honor clarissima gemma” – honour is the brightest jewel.