Published on October 13, 2014

Praise for NATO summit fendering support

Yokohama fenders supplied for NATO warships in the Port of Cardiff.

Fendercare Marine recently received praise for its fendering support to a flotilla of NATO warships in the Port of Cardiff during the NATO summit.

Yokohama pneumatic fenders were supplied by Fendercare Marine for the two largest vessels – the French anti-submarine frigate La Motte-Picquet and the Royal Navy’s newest warship, the Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan.

In total, 16 Yokohama pneumatic fenders (measuring 2.0m diameter x 3.5m length) were used on the Type 45 destroyer and 8 Yokohama pneumatic fenders (measuring 3.3m diameter x 6.5m length) were used on the French anti-submarine frigate. 

Following the NATO summit, Commodore AJG Miller CBE, Royal Navy said;

“I would like to take this opportunity to offer my gratitude for the support that all those at Fendercare Marine provided to my men and women on the ground in support of the NATO warships visiting Cardiff for the recent NATO summit. The final result was in no small part due to the hard work and commitment from yourself and all those at Fendercare.”

Fendercare Marine has been a supplier of fenders and marine hardware to the MOD since 1999 and also supports navies throughout the world, winning a $29 million contract with the US Navy in 2012. From a base in the Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, its naval solutions division also provides fabrication, welding and coating services for the MOD, having worked on nuclear submarines, warships and naval support vessels.

Commodore Miller added;

“I am exceptionally grateful for the support offered…throughout both the planning phase and execution in recent weeks and days. (Fendercare Marine’s) positive and flexible approach to dealing with the unusual requirements of 6 warships entering a commercial dock ensured that both HMS Duncan and La Motte-Picquet achieved a safe and faultless arrival and departure.”