RFA Wave Knight 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.
During RFA Wave Knight’s visit the Commanding Officer hosted a working lunch with the Governor, and paid a call on Premier Dunkley. RFA Wave Knight also provided some logistical support to the Royal Bermuda Regiment and hosted tours of the vessel for Bermuda Sea Cadets and other youth development groups from the Sloop Foundation and the Americas Cup Endeavour programme.
The Governor for Bermuda, John Rankin CMG, commented on the visit
” We welcome for the visit of RFA Wave Knight to Bermuda and are grateful for her support on crisis preparedness and crisis response throughout the region. For the people of Bermuda it was certainly a reassurance during Hurricane Nicole that RFA Wave Knight was nearby to provide assistance if called upon.“
Notes for Editors
RFA Wave Knight (A389) is a Wave Knight-class fast fleet tanker. She was launched in 2000 and accepted into service in 2003. She is the second ship to bear this name in RFA service.
The ships are crewed by 72 Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel and there is also provision for 26 Royal Navy personnel for helicopter and weapons systems operations
Wave Knight is able to operate in support of amphibious forces, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare operations and protection of vital sea areas and shipping.
She has the capability to deliver fuel through an RAS (replenishment at sea) rig, either port, starboard or astern to other vessels.