Offshore Patrol Vessel of the Royal Navy on a goodwill visit to Kochi from 17-27 Jan 24

An Offshore Patrol Vessel of the Royal Navy, namely HMS Spey, is on a goodwill visit to Kochi, India from 17 – 27 January 24.

The ship was accorded a warm reception amidst fanfare by the Indian Naval band on arrival.

During the port call at Kochi, professional & social interactions and sports fixtures were held between the Indian Navy and Royal Navy.

Further, the Royal Navy personnel visited onboard INS Sunayna and shared best practices towards enhancing interoperability between the two Navies. Cdr Paul Caddy, Commanding Officer, HMS Spey called on Cmde Sarvpreet Singh, Chief Staff Officer (Operations), Southern Naval Command and discussed issues of mutual interest.

During the visit, a team from Headquarters Sea training (HQST) conducted training module on Force Protection Measures, Damage Control and Firefighting onboard HMS Spey.

These exercises aided teams from HQST and the ship to understand the procedures and SOPs followed by both the Navies.

The professional exchange exemplified the commitment of both Navies to foster strong Naval partnerships, emphasising the significance of mutual co-operation in maritime security and training.