HMS Severn Pays Visit to Cayman Islands

Royal Navy’s HMS Severn, a River class offshore patrol vessel, arrived in the Cayman Islands on Sunday, 18 January 2015.

The patrol vessel came alongside the Port of George Town’s north terminal.

Since the ship replaced HMS Argyll on patrol of the Caribbean in December 2014, it has already visited nine islands. It will remain in the region through July 2015 to provide maritime security, disaster relief capability and counter-narcotics support to British Overseas Territories. Another objective is to promote the Royal Navy as a viable career for young people.

In addition to hosting on-board visits, the vessel’s commanding officer and senior officers paid courtesy calls to the Governor and the Premier on Monday morning 19 January 2015.

The Portsmouth based HMS Severn has an on-board crew of about 30 and is one of three vessels tasked with fisheries patrol in the United Kingdom. Its next port-of-call is Barbados.

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Press release, Image: Royal Navy