The 4,000-tonne frigate Admiral Makarov was monitored by minehunter HMS Hurworth.
According to the Royal Navy in a press release:
“Portsmouth-based minehunter HMS Hurworth and a Wildcat HMA2 helicopter from 815 Naval Air Squadron based at Yeovilton have both been sent out to monitor the movements of the Makarov.
They are the latest Royal Navy assets to be activated over the summer to monitor the activity of Russian surface ships sailing in or close to the UK’s sphere of interest.
Patrol ship HMS Mersey, destroyer HMS Diamond and frigate Montrose have all been dispatched to observe Russian vessels passing the UK in the past two months.”
The 4,000-tonne Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate joined the Russian fleet last year and is the latest in a number of Russian warships to be watched over by the Royal Navy close to UK shores.