RFA Wave Knight stops in Dominica on Caribbean deployment

RFA Wave Knight. Photo: Royal Navy

Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight, currently on a Caribbean region deployment, on Monday reached the Caribbean island nation Dominica where it docked for a three-day port visit at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth.

The visit of the British navy ship is a year round commitment by the British Government to the Caribbean region in support of humanitarian aid and disaster relief as well as counter narcotics operations.

The visit of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight marks one year since its sister ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Lyme Bay offered extensive humanitarian assistance to Dominica in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika.

“RFA Lyme Bay visited at this time last year; it was in the region already but we were able to reroute the ship to help in that immediate aftermath of the crisis. They came for six days and provided some technical expertise, goods and emergency stores,” said Colin Dick, Deputy British High Commissioner to Bridgetown and the Eastern Caribbean.

RFA Wave Knight is two months into a seven month deployment to the Caribbean Region.

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