The task to monitor the Yuri Ivanov through UK waters is absolutely routine for us.

Lieutenant Commander Mark Heward RN

Lieutenant Commander Mark Heward, the Commanding Officer of HMS Hurworth, said: “The task to monitor the Yuri Ivanov through UK waters is absolutely routine for us.

“Russian units frequently proceed or return from deployments around the world just as our own units do.

“Nevertheless, maintaining the UK’s maritime security remains an important task especially in periods of increased activity such as this.”

HMS Hurworth worked with Royal Navy Wildcat helicopters from 815 Naval Air Squadron based at RNAS Yeovilton and other NATO units including the French Ship Thetis, monitoring the Russian warship throughout her time in UK waters and the Channel.

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