In addition to our humanitarian aid and disaster relief capability we will also be conducting counter narcotics trafficking patrols, working closely with the US, multi¬national and regional forces in the war against illegal drugs.

Captain Ross Ferris

RFA Wave Knight is a 31,500 tonne Fleet Tanker which has the ability to refuel other naval vessels at sea from its three beam rigs and one stern rig as well as carrying dry stores.

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary support Royal Navy operations across the world, carrying supplies such as food, ammunition and fuel.

The ship has recently under gone a refit at Cammell Lairds in Birkenhead following on from her last deployment, which ended in March 12. This saw her supporting the international naval effort east of Suez, providing not only fuel for Coalition ships and aircraft but also carrying out front¬line and anti¬piracy duties.

Captain Ferris added:

“Our flexibility and capability is ably demonstrated by Wave Knight’s action packed programme.

"This time last year on operations East of Suez and this year’s operations in the Caribbean, and with a major refit enroute, 2013 promises to be no less busy and satisfying.”