RFA Royal Fleet Auxillary – Ministry of Defense ‘RFA Wave Knight’

RFA Royal Fleet Auxiliary – Ministry of Defense ‘RFA Wave Knight’‘ a 28,000 tonnes Military Fleet Replenishment Tanker, entered the Finger Pier on Sunday, December 12, 2016 for a 18-day work period.

“The reason we came to GBSL was the guaranteed departure date to have our vessel in the water and back on task.” Dave Robinson Ship Manager

Royal Marines sniper brings six-hour drugs chase to end as Wave Knight delivers £40m blow to traffickers 11/11/2016 More than a dozen rounds of precisely-aimed sniper fire across the bow of a go-fast speedboat as a dramatic six-hour chase across the Caribbean reaches its climax – and more than £40m of cocaine never reaches its destination. Fourteen bales of illegal drugs were captured in a combined operation by the Royal Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and US Coast Guard in waters between Venezuela and Puerto Rico.

source: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2016/november/11/161111-wave-knight-drugs-bust

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Personnel and Coop Work facilitated by GBSL: Martin Curry / Dave Robinson of  Cammell Laird, UK-based: Peterlee Firefighting Co. – annual certifications LRQA, General Electric (GE) propulsion motors, P&S control gear, RR (Miami-based team) thruster repair,

Small deck steel repairs

Repaired dry motors, repaired slip rings and stern thrusters repairs.

Pipe replacement to engine room, bilge systems and scuppers using steel pipe.

Cable was renewed per LRQA Certification as part of their AMP.

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