Royal Navy's Flagship HMS Ocean Could Be Sold to Brazil
(Source: Plymouth Herald; posted April 09, 2017)
By Gayle Herald
The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that it is considering selling the Royal Navy's flagship HMS Ocean to another government, following reports the Plymouth-based warship could be snapped up by Brazil.

It's been reported that Brazillan naval chiefs are keen to buy the 21,500 tonne vessel, based HM Naval Base Devonport, after she is decommissioned by the Royal Navy next year.

According to Brazilian media, government officials said they believe the asking price, which has not been disclosed, is "reasonable" and that they were looking at the possible purchase "with cautious optimism".

The Ministry of Defence said a "number of options are being considered", adding that selling the vessel to another government was a possibility.

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