The arrival of three prestigious ships in London to celebrate LISW19 underlines the importance that is now attached to this world-leading event.
The Royal Navy’s Type 23 Frigate HMS Argyll, docked at Excel London, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s RFA Lyme Bay, anchored at Greenwich, and the Northern Lighthouse ship NLH Pharos, moored alongside HMS Belfast in the shadow of Tower Bridge, will all play leading roles in this year’s event.
“London International Shipping Week provides the perfect opportunity to further strengthen the existing close relationships between the Naval Service and the wider maritime industry and promote understanding of the role that we play in protecting maritime trade worldwide,” said Admiral Tony Radakin CB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, who will host an official VIP LISW19-Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) reception onboard HMS Argyll.
A range of government and industry events will also be held on RFA Lyme Bay and NLH Pharos, the latter also hosting the Maritime UK Career Hub, designed to attract school leavers into the maritime sector.
Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd CBE, Royal Navy Fleet Commander, will address the headline LISW19 Conference on Thursday 12 September, outlining the Royal Navy’s role in protecting international trade and the seven key global maritime choke points.