November 28, 2020

RFA Wave Knight to visit Grand Cayman

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RFA WAVE KNIGHT DEPARTING PORTLAND HARBOUR FOR APT (NORTH) The Naval Support Ship RFA WAVE KNIGHT will arrive in Grand Cayman on 21 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 Premier; the Commanding Officer will host an onboard business luncheon; and the ship’s company are expected to engage in a number of sporting events.

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.

Speaking of the visit the Ship’s Commanding Officer, returning for the second time in twelve months, commented “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.”

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.

The ship has recently under gone a refit at Cammell Lairds in Birkenhead following on from her last deployment, which ended in March 12. This saw her supporting the international naval effort east of Suez, providing not only fuel for Coalition ships and aircraft but also carrying out front-line and anti-piracy duties.

“Our flexibility and capability is ably demonstrated by Wave Knight’s action packed  programme. This time last year operations East of Suez and this year operations in the Caribbean, with a major refit en route. 2013 promises to be no less busy and satisfying.” added Captain Ferris.


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