Largs Bay stops in Cayman

| 07/06/2009

(CNS): The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Largs Bay arrived in the Cayman Islands on Friday and Captain Trevor Iles accompanied by the ship’s Warrant Officer 2, Dave Nickerson paid a courtesy call on the Chief and Deputy Secretaries, George McCarthy and  Donovan Ebanks at their offices while the ship was in port. The ship is part of a civilian manned support for the Royal Navy and it is currently deployed in the Caribbean.


The two RFA officers also called on the newly-appointed Police Commissioner David Baines at his office in Elizabethan Square, and on Hazard Management Cayman Islands Acting Director McCLeary Frederick.  Accommodating some 59 crew members, the RFA Largs Bay was in Cayman for two days. A number of government ministers lunched on the ship on Friday after which the crew departed for Cayman Brac where they met with officials and toured several Brac facilities. They also managed to get in a game of football with the local Cayman Brac football club.

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary is a civilian-manned force which supports the Royal Navy Fleet. RFA Largs Bay is a 16,000 tone bay class landing ship dock which the Royal Nay uses to add to its amphibious capabilities. It is currently tasked to provide support to UK Overseas Territories and to assist in the joint international effort in disrupting the flow of narcotics from South America to Europe and the USA.

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