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A former Royal Navy ship departs Britain to be recycled in Belgium

A former Royal Navy ship, which served in the Falklands conflict and first Gulf War in 1990, is on its way to Belgium to be recycled. The 12,000-tonne vessel, Fearless, is to be scrapped after 44 years service. Fearless has been moored in Portsmouth Harbour since leaving service in 2002. It will be replaced by the much larger assault ship, HMS Bulwark. Van Heyghen Recycling was selected as the preferred bidder by the MoDs Disposal Services Authority (DSA) following an open competition. ...