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Royal Fleet ship arrives

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Wave Knight has arrived in Bermuda as part of Britain's support towards America's Cup preparations.

The vessel is on deployment to the region as part of her Atlantic Patrol Tasking (North) duties, a year-round commitment to the UK's Caribbean overseas territories and Bermuda, wider regional humanitarian aid and disaster relief and counter narcotics operations.

Its visit to Bermuda coincides with the hosting of the America's Cup, and marks the second time this year that Wave Knight has undertaken a port visit to Bermuda.

According to a UK government statement, Wave Knight will build on strong liaison links from her earlier visit and provide logistical support to the Bermuda Police Service and Royal Bermuda Regiment during the opening of the America's Cup and will witness the opening ceremony.

Governor John Rankin stated: “Once again, we welcome the visit of RFA Wave Knight to Bermuda and we are grateful for her logistical support to the police and emergency services during the start of the America's Cup, helping to ensure the safety and security of residents, participants and visitors alike during an event that will raise Bermuda's profile significantly across the world.”

RFA Wave Knight (File photograph)

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Published May 25, 2017 at 4:55 pm (Updated May 25, 2017 at 7:07 pm)

Royal Fleet ship arrives

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