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HMS Ocean Brings UK Closer to Brazil

By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – Arriving in Brazil from the Caribbean where she was assisting in maritime security against the drug trade, 20,700 tonne helicopter carrier HMS Ocean landed in Rio last week. The largest in the British naval fleet, HMS Ocean then switched roles from security to diplomacy as the UK continues to pursue international relations with the country.

The purpose of the trip was threefold; conducting an amphibious exercise with the Brazilian Marines, hosting a . . .

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