UK Royal Navy ship visits Haifa on goodwill visit

March 30, 2006 17:24
1 minute read.


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The British Royal Navy's warship HMS St. Albans docked in Israel's northern port city of Haifa Wednesday for a one-day goodwill visit. This was the first visit to Haifa by a Royal Navy ship since 2001. Commanding Officer, Commander Steve Dainton, said that he was "delighted my ship and sailors had the opportunity to visit the Port of Haifa. I think that the visit is an indication of the continuing good relations between our two navies, and indeed, our two countries." Commander Dainton then paid an official visit to the Municipality of Haifa. Before raising anchor, the crew of HMS St. Albans showed a group of some 40 Israel Navy sailors around the warship. The Israeli sailors were particularly impressed by the size of the galley that serves the 190 British crew members. Much of the crew then spent the day enjoying the Spring weather and touring around the Galilee. In the evening, dozens of guests enjoyed an official reception by the commanding officer on the ship's flight deck. Haifa was one stop in HMS St. Albans' tour of the Mediterranean and Black Sea region. The ship will pass through the Suez Canal and into the Gulf region where she will be involved with coalition operations and the maintenance of security in the area.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town