She remained on hand for around a month to deliver materials and aid/provide help ashore.

In addition, the ship has supported the ongoing international fight against drug-running in the region as well as generally flying the flag for UK plc by visiting both British territories and Caribbean nations.

“Winning the ‘ship of the year’ title for the second year running is a great honour for all those who worked so hard to ensure success while deployed on Atlantic Patrol Task North,” said Commanding Officer Captain Stephen Norris RFA.

“It is a true testimony to Mounts Bay’s versatility and the ships company’s commitment to excellence.”

Versatility indeed, for the 2016 title was presented for an entirely different mission: rescuing migrants and trying to stop people trafficking in the Mediterranean.

Logistics Supply Officer (RFA)

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