The new Multi-Role Ocean Support ship (MROS) being converted on Merseyside is receiving her new paint job, name and pennant number.
The former MV Topaz Tangaroa arrived on the Mersey on the 19th January and was taken straight into dry dock. She is now in the wet basin at Cammell Laird shipyard and is being re-painted in grey, has received the pennant number K60, and is named RFA Proteus.
Proteus will be dedicated to safeguarding critical seabed infrastructure and will act as a ‘mother ship’, operating remote and autonomous off-board systems for underwater surveillance and seabed warfare. The 6,000-tonne vessel was built in 2019 and was purchased by the MoD for £70 Million from Topaz Marine, a subsidiary of P&O Maritime.