HMS Spey delivers vaccines and patrols for illegal fishing in Pitcairn Islands

HMS Spey anchors off the Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific to deliver a range of tasking in support of the remote British Overseas Territory.

ROYAL NAVY – 04 March 2022 Topic: Fighting arms Surface Fleet Storyline: HMS Spey

HMS Spey delivers vaccines and patrols for illegal fishing in Pitcairn Islands (mod.uk)

Royal Navy sailors delivered Covid vaccines to the descendants of the Bounty when patrol ship HMS Spey visited the tiny Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.

The islands – which are in the middle of the South Pacific and home to only around 50 people – are one of Britain’s most isolated Overseas Territories, famous as the last resting place of HMS Bounty and its mutineers.

The ship also carried enough Covid jabs to offer a booster to every eligible person on the islands, most of whom are double vaccinated.

The island – home to around 50 souls – is British soil and comes under the tutelage and support of the UK Government, including health provision. 

Surgeon Lieutenant Karolyn John, Spey’s dental officer, joined dental nurse Michaela Davies ashore, providing advice on oral care and taking a look at islanders’ teeth.

“Some of the islanders have not seen a dentist or undergone any dental care in about four years. As it’s a British Overseas Territory, we have a duty to the islands. For me it’s a unique opportunity, something I don’t think many dentists receive,” she said.

HMS Spey anchors off the Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific to deliver a range of tasking in support of the remote British Overseas Territory.

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