Atlantic Patrol Tasking South

Ships and units on Atlantic Patrol Tasking (South) provide ongoing protection and reassurance to British interests in the South Atlantic, maintaining the continuous Royal Naval presence in the Atlantic.

Ships and units on Atlantic Patrol Tasking (South) offer protection and reassurance to British interests in the region, maintaining the continuous Royal Naval presence in the Atlantic. 

Ships on this tasking undertake maritime security operations, including counter-narcotics and anti-piracy patrols, providing opportunities to work with other navies to strengthen ties and demonstrate the Royal Navy’s commitment to the region, extending from West Africa across to South America.

What we are doing

Offering reassurance to British interests and allied nations

Why we are there

Providing an ongoing Royal Navy presence in the Atlantic

Providing security at sea

The UK has a responsibility to its citizens and its allies to endeavour to safeguard the high seas. This is why the Royal Navy protects home and international waters – making sure the global trade that Britain and the world depend on can proceed without a hitch.

International partnerships

As the fifth largest economy in the world, the UK has responsibilities towards its allies and partners. But Britain also has global ambitions – namely to protect the seaways underpinning the country’s prosperity. The Royal Navy plays a crucial role in fostering these enduring and lasting alliances with other nations.

Location South Atlantic

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