HMS Trent sailed in company with FS Commandant Birot yesterday in the Black Sea.
The River class Offshore Patrol vessel is in the area to reassure NATO allies.
Our commitment continues – TRENT sailed alongside FS Commandant Birot yesterday, proud to be working with our French Allies in the Black Sea region 🇬🇧🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/7DohB5AsjQ
— HMS Trent (@HMSTrent) May 18, 2021
The 2021 UK defence white paper announced that HMS Trent would be permanently based in Gibraltar for operations in the Mediterranean and in the Gulf of Guinea, she arrived in Gibraltar in April 2021.
Last month there were reports that Britain will soon send a Type 45 destroyer and Type 23 frigate to the Black Sea, these will come from the Carrier Strike Group 21 deployment as the group pass the area.
The Gibraltar-based HMS Trent’s arrival follows the US Coast Guard vessel Hamilton in the Black Sea.