"In coordination with HWL Ebsworths, the insurance agent in Sydney of MV Foxhound
, the Consulate made arrangements for a team of Filipino-Australian doctors and a psychologist to conduct medical and psychological examination of the 21 Filipino seafarers," the DFA said, adding that the Consulate General expressed his appreciation to Captain Shen Xiao Xing, Master of MV COSCO Shanghai for the safety of the 21 seafarers.
Defence Minister Philip Dunne MP made the announcement during a visit to General Dynamics: Force Protection's facility in Telford which provides spares for the Foxhound
CONTRACT: Defence Minister Philip Dunne, stands in front of two Foxhound
light patrol vehicles .
Mr Dunne announced details of the new contract during a visit to General Dynamics Land Systems: Force Protection Europe's spares facility in Telford, which provides spares for the Foxhound
Force Master Driver Rob Ingham, who gave Craig a demonstration of the Foxhound
's capabilities, said: "We get quite a lot of visitors here, but having James Bond was special.
According to the Masters of Foxhounds
Association, fox hunting is defined as "a union of humans and animals in the beauty of nature's setting.
The company said that the Foxhound
has been designed to provide unprecedented levels of blast protection for a vehicle of its size, and will be able to carry up to six military people.
A statement from the ministry said: "Foxhound
has been specifically designed and built in Britain to protect against the threats our troops face in Afghanistan.
's arrival in Afghanistan is great news for our soldiers.
The Ministry of Defence will spend pounds 200m on counter-improvised explosive device technology (C-IED) and will provide about 100 extra new Foxhound
protected patrol vehicles.
Before and after the horse races, spectators can enjoy Jack Russell Terrier races, a carriage parade, pony races, hat contests, a Foxhound
parade, tailgate contests, the New Car Expo, the Antique Car Club, and Vendor Village.
The Masters of Foxhounds
Association of America (MFHA) represents >200 foxhound
kennels and hunt clubs that house >12,000 foxhounds
in 35 US states and 4 Canadian provinces.