The Royal Fleet Auxiliary WAVE KNIGHT will arrive at Roseau Dominica 5 September for a 3-day visit during her deployment to the region on Atlantic Patrol Tasking North.
This is a year-round commitment by the British Government to the region in support of Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) and Counter Narcotics Operations.
During WAVE KNIGHT’s visit to Dominica, the Commanding Officer Captain Nigel Budd will pay courtesy calls on the President His Excellency Charles Savarin and the Prime Minister Hon Roosevelt Skerrit accompanied by Acting British High Commissioner Colin Dick.
The Commanding Officer with the ship’s company will host a reception and luncheon on board and will entertain sea scouts and cadets on a tour of the ship. Members of the crew will assist with painting and maintenance at the Goodwill Primary School.
The visit of RFA WAVE KNIGHT marks one year since Tropical Storm Erika, when sister ship RFA LYME BAY was able to offer extensive humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of the storm. RFA WAVE KNIGHT has on board Humanitarian and Disaster Relief stores and is ready to support relief operations in the region.
Speaking of the visit Captain Nigel Budd commented: “My ship’s company and I are very much looking forward to the visit and to forging relationships with the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica.”
RFA WAVE KNIGHT is a 31,500 tonne fast fleet tanker with the ability to refuel other naval vessels at sea.