RFA Mounts Bay Ready for Hurricane Season

June 4, 2019 – All the pieces of the jigsaw are in place for RFA Mounts Bay to respond to hurricanes and tropical storms smashing through the Caribbean over the next five months.

The auxiliary now has all the personnel, equipment and supplies needed to deal with the aftermath of a natural disaster.

The Falmouth-based support ship was used extensively during the 2017 when a series of storms battered British territories in the region, such as the Virgin and Turks and Caicos Islands.

Her Wildcat helicopter carried out reconnaissance missions to survey damage, Royal Marines, commando engineers and soldiers delivered aid, cleared roads, restored basic infrastructure and helped to reinforce law and order.