HMS Forth has delivered vaccines to the remote British territory of Tristan da Cunha.
Tristan da Cunha is a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean. It is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world, lying approximately 1,732 miles off the coast of Cape Town in South Africa, 1,514 miles from Saint Helena and 2,487 miles off the coast of the Falkland Islands.
Philip Rushbrook, Governor of Tristan da Cunha, said:
“Very pleased HMS Forth has arrived at Tristan da Cunha with Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine supplies. A big thank you to Royal Navy & many others who completed this logistics challenge so smoothly.”
Vaccines arrived safely at Camogli Medical Centre, and our team of medics will be starting asap on the vaccination programme. pic.twitter.com/FNmxAWDfVn
— Tristan Admin (@fkilpatricktdc) April 21, 2021
HMS Forth is a Batch 2 River class offshore patrol vessel and in January 2020, she replaced HMS Clyde as the Falklands Patrol ship, looking after British Overseas Territories in the South Atlantic.