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Visit of Royal Fleet Auxillary Wave Knight

The RFA Wave Knight, whose last good will visit to Montserrat in March of this year, made a ‘private’ visit and anchored off the west coast of Montserrat at Foxes Bay this Wednesday.

Wave Knight exercise Fbay2 2013-09-11 10.28.03Their purpose was to carry out a practice exercise of landing emergency supplies on a beach, the setting up of a command post, and the anchoring of a pontoon to create a temporary jetty.

The exercise did not involve any local personel. A release from Governor’s office said that while “no Local disaster managers will be involved although they have been invited to observe.”

This will be an internal ship’s exercise to improve the capacity of the crew to respond in the event of an actual humanitarian situation. Local disaster managers will not be involved, although they have been invited to observe.  There will be no other activities associated with this visit.

During its three-day visit in early March the WAVE KNIGHT carried out and participated in a number of training exercises including the evacuation of the southern Belham Valley residents from Iles Bay and an Oil Pollution workshop at DMCA.

Wave Knight set up on the beach

Wave Knight set up on the beach

 

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The RFA Wave Knight, whose last good will visit to Montserrat in March of this year, made a ‘private’ visit and anchored off the west coast of Montserrat at Foxes Bay this Wednesday.

Wave Knight exercise Fbay2 2013-09-11 10.28.03Their purpose was to carry out a practice exercise of landing emergency supplies on a beach, the setting up of a command post, and the anchoring of a pontoon to create a temporary jetty.

The exercise did not involve any local personel. A release from Governor’s office said that while “no Local disaster managers will be involved although they have been invited to observe.”

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This will be an internal ship’s exercise to improve the capacity of the crew to respond in the event of an actual humanitarian situation. Local disaster managers will not be involved, although they have been invited to observe.  There will be no other activities associated with this visit.

During its three-day visit in early March the WAVE KNIGHT carried out and participated in a number of training exercises including the evacuation of the southern Belham Valley residents from Iles Bay and an Oil Pollution workshop at DMCA.

Wave Knight set up on the beach

Wave Knight set up on the beach