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  • 29 June 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s survey vessel HMS Echo has assisted a yacht that became stranded in strong winds just off the UK South Coast. The Plymouth-based ship worked together with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Solent Coast Guard station to come to the aid of the yacht which had become distressed and unable to make headway […]

  • 12 June 2013

    The Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo has picked up the baton where sister ship HMS Enterprise left off to begin her second 18-month deployment in three years. The ship sailed from the South West after HMS Enterprise returned to Plymouth from nine months away to spend the next year and a half updating charts […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

    A group of Libyan Sea Cadets had the rare opportunity to go onboard and experience life in Royal Navy Survey Ship HMS Echo. The group of 24 youngsters got to visit HMS Echo during her recent stopover in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, while she was carrying out survey work off the country’s coast. The group […]

  • 11 May 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo took a brief break from Mediterranean Sea operations to represent Great Britain in Monaco. Home to the world’s most famous casino and grand prix, the tiny nation (two square kilometres – smaller than Echo’s home base of Devonport) is also the seat of the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO), charged […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Research & Development

    Survey ship HMS Echo became the first Royal Navy ship to visit the Middle East’s newest port – a port her sister ship Enterprise played a role in creating.   Echo tested the facilities in the Omani port of Duqm – a fishing village just a few years ago – to confirm that they could […]

  • 9 October 2012
    Industry news

    Plymouth-based HMS Echo has just completed a 19-month deployment in the Far East. David Daniel A&P Falmouth Commercial Director: “We are very familiar with HMS Echo, having carried out her previous refit five years ago and it’s great to have her back. We will carry out survey and maintenance works and upgrade of ship systems […]

  • 25 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Survey ship HMS Echo has spent 12 days in Malta on the first stage of her 18-month mission to the Mediterranean and Middle East. The Devonport-based hydrographic vessel will be updating charts used by seafarers the world over, courtesy of her hi-tech sonar suites. It’s just under a year since the Devonport-based hydrographic vessel last […]

  • 9 April 2014

    The UK’s survey ship HMS Echo and the nuclear submarine HMS Tireless are searching vast areas of ocean as they join the international hunt to find missing Malaysian airliner MH370. HMS Echo has scoured an area six times the size of Greater London as everyone involved in the hunt faces a race against time before […]

  • 1 May 2019
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    Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo pulled into Batumi, Georgia, for the ship’s second visit to the eastern European republic in five months. The Plymouth-based research ship is in Batumi as part of her Black Sea operations which can last for a maximum 21 days according to the Montreaux Convention, which regulates the transit of […]

  • 1 May 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander Matt Syrett Royal Navy took Command of HMS ECHO during the Ship’s recent formal visit to Mumbai, India and is looking forward to returning to Sea as the Captain of one of the Royal Navy’s most modern Hydrographic Survey Vessels. His early career saw service in HMS Sheffield, Orkney and Leeds Castle prior to […]

  • 8 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors on HMS Echo downed survey equipment and picked up cold steel as they conducted day and night-time gunnery practice off the Horn of Africa. The Devonport-based hydrographic ship is on a lengthy mission to improve our understanding and charts of the waters east of Suez. A target disappears amid fountains of water leaping out […]

  • 16 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo returns to home to HM Naval Base, Devonport, Plymouth, on Thursday (16 August) after a 19 month deployment. The ship has been away for 593 days with 421 actually at sea and has sailed about 74,000 miles – 2.5 times around the equator. The ship made 24 stops […]

  • 9 April 2014

    During the search for missing Malaysian airliner MH370, AB Joshua Ruff, HMS Echo’s swimmer of the watch, is recovered after recovering some debris from the water.   No objects recovered by the survey ship have to date been found to come from the missing Malaysian airliner. The Royal Navy’s survey ship HMS Echo and nuclear-powered […]

  • 19 December 2018
    Authorities

    Hydrographic survey ship HMS Echo arrived in Odessa on December 19, becoming the first Royal Navy ship to visit Ukraine since the Sea of Azov crisis from late November when Russian forces seized three Ukrainian Navy vessels and detained Ukrainian sailors. Echo docked in Odessa after entering the Black Sea through the Bosporus on December 17. […]

  • 8 July 2013
    Authorities

    Survey ship HMS Echo has completed a successful mission to make Libyan waters safer and pass on specialist knowledge to the Libyan Navy. HMS Echo used her sophisticated sonar equipment to map unseen wrecks, reefs and rocks off the Libyan coast and make navigation less hazardous. Significant discoveries included a number of uncharted wrecks in […]

  • 2 May 2014

    HMS Echo has joined HMS Tireless in standing down from the search for the signal from the black box of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.   The move comes after the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that the search for the missing Malaysian aircraft is now moving into a new phase. Survey ship HMS Echo […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Navy survey ship has helped out Her Majesty’s Coastguard helicopter by offering up her deck for winch training at sea. Returning to the UK after a recent North Sea survey, HMS Echo received a call for assistance from a Coastguard helicopter Agusta Westland AW139 as it was looking for a suitable platform to practise […]

  • 6 December 2012
    Equipment & technology

    HMS Echo took eight would-be navigators to sea as experienced sailors assessed whether they had ‘the right stuff’ to guide Her Majesty’s ships on the world’s oceans. The survey ship was used by staff and students on the Fleet Navigating Officers course – which sets the benchmark for all navigators of Royal Navy warships – […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Plymouth-based survey ship HMS Echo has visited the second smallest country on the planet for a gathering of the world’s leading ocean experts. Echo was invited to Monaco to take part in the fifth International Hydrographic Conference to support the UK Hydrographic Office – on whose behalf the ship roams the oceans gathering data for […]

  • 21 November 2018
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy will deploy multi-role hydrographic survey ship HMS Echo to Ukraine next year in response to what the UK defense secretary identified as Russia’s intensifying threats and aggression. In a meeting with the visiting Ukrainian defense minister General Stepan Poltorak, UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson announced a range of forthcoming deployments and exercises that […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Sister survey ships HMS Echo and HMS Enterprise have held a brief rendezvous in the Mediterranean to allow for a transfer of stores before going their opposite ways.   The Plymouth-based ships have both had a busy few months – with HMS Echo spearheading the UK’s contribution to the search for the missing Malaysia flight […]

  • 7 August 2012
    Training & Education

    IF YOU don’t recognise the ancient ramparts – or the flag for that matter – it’s because no Royal Navy sailor has seen this historic fortress up close in decades. This is the Assaraya Alhamra (the Red Castle), bastion of Tripoli for more than half a millennium, as seen from the bridge of HMS Echo […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Scans of ships destroyed in the Battle of Jutland 99 years ago have been made for the first time using 21st Century technology. The colourful three-dimensional images made by Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo belie the horrors played out off the coast of Denmark one Wednesday afternoon during the First World War. They show […]

  • 28 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Two of the Royal UK Navy’s survey ships have traded places as the 18-month scientific mission of HMS Echo draws to a close while HMS Enterprise’s begins.   The sister ships spent five days in Catania in Sicily for an official handover of duties allowing HMS Enterprise to go east of Suez and continue Echo’s […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Search and rescue experts aboard Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo recently trained with their Cypriot counterparts sharing their experience with the island’s rescue teams for the first time. The Plymouth-based survey ship has been assigned to the Mediterranean since the tail end of 2016; her crew have rescued more than 6,100 persons as part […]

  • 26 April 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Echo’s AB Sally Owen has been awarded a prestigious award for her excellence in hydrographic and meteorological training. The junior rating received the Navy’s premier award for her achievements in hydrographic and meteorological training: the Hambone Trophy. The trophy is a model sextant – often regarded as the symbol of the Royal Navy’s Hydrographic […]

  • 4 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Survey ship HMS Echo has picked up the baton where her sister Enterprise left off to begin her second 18-month deployment in three years. She left Falmouth on Monday – as Enterprise was returning to Plymouth – and will spend the next year and a half updating charts of the Mediterranean, Red Sea and Indian […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Authorities

    UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond attended an international security summit and met HMS Echo’s ship’s company during a visit to Singapore at the weekend.   The Defence Secretary attended the 13th International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia security summit in Singapore, which provides a forum for dialogue to foster regional security co-operation. He met with […]

  • 16 June 2011

      Survey ship HMS Echo is giving the anti-piracy effort in the Indian Ocean ‘the edge’ by updating badly-needed charts of the region – eliminating no-go areas for Allied warships. The Devonport-based ship is gathering reams of bathymetric data – recording the depth of the ocean – in these troubled waters. Not only is the […]