Tamar and Spey Show UK Commitment to the Indo-Pacific

Committing two patrol ships to the Indo-Pacific is just one strand of the Royal Navy’s renewed interest – and presence – in the region. The head of the Royal Navy told an international conference in Sydney focusing on sea power in the Pacific that the region was “crucial” to the prosperity and security of the UK. First Sea Lord Admiral…

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Mission Asia 2022: PASSEX with the Malaysian Navy

On February 21, 2022, the Surveillance Frigate (FS) Vendémiaire, on patrol in the South China Sea, carried out an exercise (PASSEX) with KD Selangor, a combat vessel of the Royal Malaysian Navy. After radio exchanges, the two ships got into formation in order to carry out refueling presentations at sea (PRERAM). This tricky maneuver for the watchkeeper places the ships…

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