HMS Medway, one of the newest ships in the Royal Navy and the current Caribbean Guard Ship, will be paying a brief visit to the Territory over the coming days.
Due to the on-going travel restrictions in the Territory as a result of COVID-19, the vessel will not dock and all crew will remain on board. Whilst here, HMS Medway will take the opportunity to scope approaches to the islands as part of preparations for the hurricane season.
HMS Medway’s mission, as Atlantic Patrol Tasking (North), is to focus on demonstrating HMG’s commitment to the Commonwealth and British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean, disrupting the flow of smuggled narcotics and supporting humanitarian relief efforts.
The ship plans to undertake a visit to BVI later this year, when the Commanding Officer and Ship’s Company will meet with the Governor, the Premier, Ministers and officials, as well as conduct exercises and training with key agencies.