London February 4, 2010 - Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) WAVE RULER sail from UK shores on 03rd February, following her successful completion of Directed Continuation Training (DCT) and Assisted Maintenance Period (AMP).
RFA Wave Ruler will play a significant military role supporting Royal Naval and other Tri-Service units in the South Atlantic (APT(S)), followed later in the year by patrols in the Caribbean (APT(N)). Her main task will be to provide support to the UK Overseas territories to reinforce the UK Government’s commitment to the regions. This role also includes but is not limited to providing support in the event of a natural disaster. Whilst deployed, WAVE RULER will conduct Regional Engagement, counter-narcotic maritime patrols, working with and assisting various foreign agencies and forces.
RFA Wave Ruler’s Commanding Officer Captain Shaun Jones RFA speaking just prior to sailing from Portland said: “The deployment will continue to reinforce the UK’s close relationship with all the regions to be visited. WAVE RULER has a proven record of sustaining far reaching and prolonged deployments having recently completed Taurus 09 a deployment which saw Wave Ruler away from the UK for the best part of seven months achieving multinational tasking capabilities. We are well trained and equipped for multiple roles, and will able to react to any eventuality or tasking asked of us.”
The ships company are looking forward to the possibility of various Port visits to countries in South America, Africa, USA and the Caribbean.