ROYAL Navy gunships are being readied to guard the UK’s fishing waters in the event of a No Deal Brexit, say reports.
Four 80-metre vessels will be tasked with intercepting any EU fishing boats operating within our exclusive economic zone (EEZ), it’s claimed.
Even though the ships are equipped with machine guns, they are not expected to ever have to use them in anger, the Guardian reports.
Instead they would tackle any vessel feared to be breaking rules within the EEZ – which can extend 200 miles from shore – and then board them.
In the most extreme cases, an EU boat could be seized and then escorted to the nearest UK port, states the report.
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