HMS ARGYLL is a Type 23 Frigate. The oldest Ship of her class, she is also one of the most advanced, trialling a number of the Royal Navy’s newest capabilities. ARGYLL deployed to the Arabian Gulf in 2020 and has recently conducted duties as the UK’s Fleet Ready Escort, where she remained a very high readiness to protect UK interests.
HMS MAGPIE is the Royal Navy’s only commissioned Inshore Survey Vessel. With a complement of nine, her primary role is to conduct detailed surveys of UK strategic ports and approaches. To enable this she is exceptionally manoeuvrable, equipped with modern survey systems, and able to deploy and recover uncrewed underwater vehicles.
HMS RANGER is a P2000 Archer Class Fast Inshore Patrol Craft and part of Coastal Forces Squadron, operating across the United Kingdom and as far as the Baltic Sea and Gibraltar. Due to the P2000’s unique ability to operate in ports and confined waters not traditionally accessible to other Warships, they can conduct several roles from Safeguarding Britain’s Nuclear fleet, Maritime Security, Force Protection, support to overseas NATO Operations, to supporting the training of the next generation of Warfare Officers.
HMS RANGER has most recently supported security operations for the G7 summit, regional engagement throughout the West of the UK and officer training in Portsmouth.
HMS BITER is one of the Royal Navy’s inshore patrol vessels within the Coastal Forces Squadron which aims to enable Maritime Security, sea training, influence activity and other military tasks in coastal and riverine areas at home and abroad.
Recently she has conducted inoperability training with the London Marine Policing Unit, participated in Exercise Strike Warrior 21 where, throughout she was used to simulate fast inshore attack boats to test the responses of all Task Group platforms inclusive of their Aircraft, Ships and Submarines and completed a summer deployment around the UK.
BNS Pollux and her sister ship BNS Castor are part of the Belgian Navy contribution to the Belgian Coastguard structure. Both Coastal Patrol Vessels (CPV) are active in support of Coastal Security in the Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and territorial waters (TTW), often in close cooperation with other authorities (Customs, Police, Environmental, Mobility and other governmental organisations).
The following activities are daily business for BNS Pollux: fisheries and customs inspections, MARPOL inspections, escort of non-NATO units, search and rescue operations at sea, COLREG patrols, protection of critical infrastructure, anti-pollution operations, sparring partner for both national and NATO vessels training at MOST (Mine countermeasures vessels Operational Sea Training).