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Shipping: Procurement

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL462, tabled on 23 May 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government when the ocean research ship will be ordered; and whether it will be built in a UK shipyard.

Answered on

8 June 2022

The new Multi Role Ocean Surveillance programme is in its concept and assessment phase. Options for the procurement strategy and the project schedule are under development, but no firm decisions have yet been made.

No precise date has yet been set for the entry into service of the Multi Role Ocean Surveillance Ship.

The National Shipbuilding Office will seek to maximise the opportunity for UK Industry with this programme, within our international and legal obligations.