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The MoD logistics ship, 'Anvil Point', is set to dock at Marchwood Military Port on Southampton Water in the early hours of Friday 24th July. The ship is returning from Kuwait carrying a cargo of vehicles, stores and equipment from Op TELIC (Iraq). Some of this is to be refurbished, turned around and sent back out to support operations in Afghanistan. Among the vehicles on board will be several Mastiff armoured personnel carriers lashed to the upper decks.
17 Port & Maritime Regiment , part of the Royal Logistic Corps, provides the manpower required to operate the Sea Mounting Centre (Marchwood Military Port). The regiment comprises of port operatives such as: crane drivers, stevedores, railway operators and boat handlers among many other trades.