Tanker RFA Wave Knight has delivered 75 tonnes of crucial aid to Commonwealth citizens whose lives have been thrown into turmoil by a volcano, say the Royal Navy.

According to a news release:

“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 volcanic activity has forced the evacuation of the northern half of St Vincent – the main island of the Commonwealth nation of St Vincent and the Grenadines – displacing around 14,000 islanders.

The eruptions – the first major activity in 40 years – dumped a thick layer of ash over homes and public buildings, and islanders seeking shelter away from the danger zone in temporary camps, where many of the basics of life are in short supply.

Tanker Wave Knight – which carries a Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter, disaster relief supplies and thousands of tonnes of fuel – collected an assortment of aid from the people of Barbados and the World Health Organisation during a lightning stop in Bridgetown.”

Wave Knight left Scotland a fortnight ago to join the Royal Navy’s permanent presence in the Caribbean/North Atlantic, patrol ship HMS Medway, you can read more here.

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farouk
farouk
17 days ago

A few pictures from Wave Knight’s Twitter site:

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farouk
farouk
17 days ago
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 😒  oops

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farouk
farouk
17 days ago
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2nd:

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farouk
farouk
17 days ago
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3rd:

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farouk
farouk
15 days ago
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4th:comment image

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AV
AV
17 days ago

Stunning photos, cheers Farouk.

QuentinD63
QuentinD63
17 days ago
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Great photos. It’s always empowering to see Britain and the RN giving its support and aid to the Commonwealth and those countries in need. Soft power in action.

Something Different
Something Different
16 days ago

Great stuff, it’s good to see such help being provided

SoleSurvivor
SoleSurvivor
15 days ago

Not sure why he pulled the racist card there was no need. It’s easier to counter an argument and viewpoint originating in the Nazi supporting Daily Mail. In my opinion the funding for Yegna was a decent spend coming out of the aid budget, they were formed with help from the Nike Foundation to try raise awareness of what young girls and women in Ethiopia live through, which is 75% suffering domestic abuse, 1 in 5 children being forced into marriage, highest rate of marriage by abduction, 60% of all women and girls suffering sexual abuse and 64% of girls… Read more »