Arabian SeaAccident Ships Flt Lynx ZD253 crashed into Arabian Sea after being hit by Omani patrol boat, while operating at low level.
Operation Telic to support combat operations in Iraq. First time the Mk 8 Mod 0 gun had been used in combat operations for Naval Gunfire Support. Departed from the Persian Gulf on 19 Apr for Cairns and homeward via South China Sea. Returned to the UK 8 Aug 2003