The Royal Navy’s offshore patrol vessel, HMS Tamar (P233), sails to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on 6 January as a part of its everlasting deployment within the Indo-Pacific. Over the following 5 days, the ship and her crew will undertake functionality demonstrations and maritime workouts with the Indian Navy. HMS Tamar is one in all two Royal Navy vessels on everlasting deployment within the Indo-Pacific as set out within the UK’s Built-in Assessment. The ship’s go to to India is a chance to additional strengthen the shared maritime area consciousness effort, and underlines the UK’s and India’s intent to collaborate within the Indian Ocean Area and wider Indo-Pacific.

Appearing British Excessive Commissioner to India, Christina Scott, stated: “HMS Tamar’s deployment is the UK’s Indo-Pacific tilt in motion; its go to, additional proof of the significance we connect to our defence and safety relationship with India. The Indo-Pacific, and certainly India, will drive future development and prosperity for the world. It’s crucial that it stays free and open to all in assist of commerce, shared safety and values.”


First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Ben Key, stated: “I’m delighted that HMS Tamar is visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands this week, throughout her first time crusing within the Indian Ocean. The chance to have interaction with the area people and conduct coaching and workouts with the Indian Navy is massively invaluable. The work HMS Tamar and her crew are doing with allies, companions and pals throughout the Indo-Pacific is essential. As threats to international peace and stability mount, the Royal Navy values deeply its relationship with the Indian Navy in a shared endeavour to confront those that problem the rules-based system and guarantee peace and prosperity on and from the ocean.”

HMS Tamar (P233) is a Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol vessel of the Royal Navy. Named after the River Tamar in England, that is the seventh Royal Navy ship to be named Tamar. She is the fourth Batch 2 River-class vessel to be constructed and is ahead deployed long-term to the Indo-Pacific area together with her sister ship HMS Spey. Tamar consists of some 29 modifications and enhancements over the Amazonas-class corvette constructed by BAE Methods for the Brazilian Navy. Tamar was lowered into the water on 10 October 2018.[9] The vessel started operational sea trials in late 2019. It was commissioned into service on 17 December 2020.