HMS Trent Joins NATO Illegal Immigrant Patrol

September 3, 2020 – HMS Trent has been busy supporting NATO as she continues operations in the Mediterranean.

Following her first foreign port visit to Gibraltar, the Offshore Patrol Vessel sailed to join Operation Sea Guardian tasked with deterring, detecting and disrupting illegal activity.

For the ship’s company, this involved scanning the horizon for suspicious vessels and reporting anything untoward to NATO for further investigations.

Part of their role is also to provide reassurance to those sailing the Med and how they can support the reporting of suspect activity.

Lieutenant Oliver Bekier, HMS Trent’s Executive Officer currently in command of the ship, said: “The immediate success seen during our first period of operational tasking, and the way in which Trent has quickly integrated within the broader NATO construct, demonstrates the utility of the Batch 2 OPV in serving Britain’s interests in this area of the world.”

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