Seizing £17 Million Worth of Cocaine in the Caribbean

September 24, 2021 – The bust began when the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship, Wave Knight, launched her Wildcat helicopter — callsign Knightrider — on a routine patrol. Just minutes later Knightrider’s crew reported back a suspicious small craft with three people on board and large objects on deck, as it was transiting through international waters near South America. Having been…

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Royal Navy Seizes £160 Million Worth of Drugs in the Caribbean

October 3, 2020 – A Royal Navy task group has prevented drugs worth more than £160 million from potentially reaching the UK on two daring operations in the Caribbean. RFA Argus, alongside her Wildcat and Merlin helicopters, Royal Marines and US Coast Guard teams, worked with Dutch Navy ship HNLMS Groningen to seize 1.7 tonnes of cocaine and 28kg of…

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FS Dumont d’Urville Budy for Hurricane Season

August 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – At the dawn of the peak of the hurricane season, the overseas support and assistance building Dumont D’Urville will deliver until September 3, 2020 more than 4 tons of humanitarian material to 5 Caribbean countries. This logistical assistance for the armed forces in the Antilles comes at the request of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency…

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ARC Gloria Begins Three Week Training Cruise With No Shore Leave

August 1, 2020 (Google Translation) – This Friday, July 31, the ARC ship “Gloria” will set sail from Cartagena to a new voyage, in which 77 Cadets, including 14 women from the Naval Cadet School “Almirante Padilla”, will advance their training cruise as future Officers of the Colombian Navy, complying with the biosecurity protocols established by the COVID-19 pandemic. The…

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RN Caribbean task group meets for hurricane season

April 23, 2020 – The Royal Navy’s Caribbean task group has joined forces in Montserrat for the first time as it prepares for the impending hurricane season. Helicopter carrier/support ship RFA Argus linked up with the Royal Navy’s permanent presence in the region, HMS Medway, to begin their combined disaster relief planning and preparations. It’s just six weeks till the…

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JSS Karel Doorman Deploying to Caribbean April 13

April 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Karel Doorman, the world’s only Joint Support Ship (JSS), leaves for the Caribbean on Monday. Defense will send the naval vessel to support civilian authorities in fighting the corona crisis if the situation calls for it. The support and supply vessel is initially deployed for 3 months. As soon as the Karel Doorman…

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