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RFA Wave Knight To Visit Grand Cayman
GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman (GIS) -- The Naval Support Ship RFA WAVE KNIGHT will arrive in Grand Cayman on 2 February for a 4 day visit during her deployment to the region on Atlantic Patrol Tasking North (APT(N)).
This is a year round commitment to the region in support of Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) and Counter Narcotics Operations.
During WAVE KNIGHT’s visit the Commanding Officer will call on The Governor and The Deputy Governor; the Commanding Officer will host an onboard business luncheon; an onboard evening reception and will provide technical support to the RCIPS Marine Unit.
WAVE KNIGHT has loaded Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR) and UK Department for International Development (DfID) stores to support relief operations in the region. Prior to deployment the ship’s company of WAVE KNIGHT completed a HADR training package which tested and developed the ship’s company’s ability to plan and deliver support to relief operations.
RFA Wave Knight made headlines in November when a Royal Marines sniper shot out the engine of a drug traffickers’ speedboat – bringing a six-hour chase across the Caribbean to an end and dealing a £40m blow to the smugglers.
RFA WAVE KNIGHT is a 31,500 tonne Fleet Tanker which has the ability to refuel other naval vessels at sea from its three beam rigs and one stern rig as well as carrying dry stores.
Speaking of the visit the Ship’s Commanding Officer, Captain Nigel Budd said “My Ship’s Company and I are very much looking forward to the visit and to making and remaking relationships whilst being able to liaise with Disaster Management authorities regarding our capabilities.”