Royal Navy Conducts PASSEX With JMSDF Training Squadron

Two of the world’s major navies joined forces off the Dorset coast as long-time allies Britain and Japan reaffirmed their friendship. Patrol ship HMS Mersey and survey vessel HMS Enterprise linked up with Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force ships Kashima, which trains officer cadets, and general-purpose destroyer Shimakaze off Portland Bill. The two Japanese ships are on Overseas Training Cruise…

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UK Using Fishery Patrol Vessels to Track Russian Submarine

July 22, 2020 – Royal Navy fishery patrol vessels have shadowed a surfaced Russian submarine as it passed through the waters close to the UK. HMS Tyne and HMS Mersey watched every movement of the Kilo-class submarine, Krasnodar, after picking up monitoring duties from French light frigate FS Enseigne de Vaisseau Jacoubet off the coast of Ushant Island in Brittany…

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