Atlantic Patrol Tasking South

The South Atlantic covers an area of more than 15 million square miles. The Royal Navy’s Atlantic Patrol Tasking ships patrol this enormous stretch of ocean to prevent crime and protect British interests.


What are we doing?

The Royal Navy maintains a permanent presence in the South Atlantic, typically in the form of a patrol vessel and a frigate, supported by tankers from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

Ships on this tasking undertake a range of maritime security operations, including counter-narcotics and anti-piracy patrols.

The deployment also provides opportunities to work with other navies, strengthening international ties and demonstrating the Royal Navy’s commitment to the region.