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UK Naval support ship arrives today

UK Naval support ship

RFA Wave Knight is due to arrive in Bermuda today for a five-day visit.

The Island will be her first port of call as she patrols the North Atlantic in support of humanitarian aid and disaster relief.

While here

Wave Knight’s Commanding Officer, Captain Ross Ferris, and the ship’s company will host a series of events aimed at children, including visits by school groups and Sea Cadets units.

The group will also call on the Bermuda Regiment to discuss the support that the ship can provide to relief operations here.

The 31,500-tonne fleet tanker was initially launched in 2000 and accepted into service in 2003. She is crewed by 77 Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel supported by five Royal Naval personnel.

The vessel recently supported international naval effort east of Suez, providing fuel for coalition ships and aircraft and carrying out frontline and anti-piracy duties.

Since that deployment ended in March, the ship has been refitted at Cammell Lairds in Birkenhead.

Capt Ferris said: “

Wave Knight is delighted to be making Bermuda the first port of call of a very long deployment and is pleased to be able to demonstrate the flexibility of the ship, to assist the Bermuda Regiment with some equipment and to be able to discuss disaster management with the authorities also.”

British Naval vessel RFA Wave Knight arrives in Bermuda today.

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Published January 22, 2013 at 8:00 am (Updated January 21, 2013 at 11:51 pm)

UK Naval support ship arrives today

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