Wave Knight Delivers £17m Blow to Caribbean Drug Runners

COCAINE worth more than £17 million has been seized by the Royal Navy’s Caribbean Task Group – less than 24 hours into the first drugs patrol of their deployment. Support ship RFA Wave Knight intercepted the suspect craft as it headed across the Caribbean Sea at speed. Despite efforts by the suspected traffickers to dump their cargo overboard, eight bales…

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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 Disaster Training in the Turks and Caicos Islands

The UK’s Caribbean task group proved it can master disaster after an intensive four-day workout in the Turks and Caicos Islands. RFA Wave Knight and HMS Medway rolled out the full panoply of hardware, personnel and relief stores alongside local authorities to demonstrate how quickly they can provide aid in the wake of a natural disaster. The two ships are…

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RFA Wave Knight Helps ‘turbo charge’ Haiti Relief Effort

August 19, 2021 – Royal Navy supply ship RFA Wave Knight is helping to ‘turbo charge’ relief efforts in Haiti after the country was hit by a devastating earthquake. The ship is acting as a ‘floating petrol station’ for US Army helicopters spearheading the relief effort – ensuring the Black Hawks do not have to return to base to refuel,…

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RFA Wave Knight delivers vital aid to St Vincent after Volcano

June 12, 2021 – The Royal Navy has delivered 75 tonnes of crucial aid to Commonwealth citizens whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by a volcano. Support ship RFA Wave Knight offloaded 135 pallets of emergency assistance in St Vincent – the Caribbean island badly affected by the unexpected and violent eruptions of La Soufrière in April. The intense…

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Strong 2020 for Cammell Laird

October 7, 2020 – Cammell Laird has reported a strong 2020 despite the challenges of Covid-19 – with its construction hall, workshops and dry docks in continuous use since the start of the year. Speaking about operating during a global pandemic, the CEO of Cammell Laird, David McGinley said: “Despite the restrictions and challenges of the last few months, the…

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