RFA Argus To Anchor & Load Provisions

April 10, 2020 | 7 Comments

RFA Argus will be anchored in Bermuda’s waters from April 12 to 13 to load provisions before continuing on to the Caribbean.

A spokesperson said, “Government House today announced that RFA Argus, a ship of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, will be anchored in Bermuda’s waters from 12 to 13 April. The purpose of the anchorage is to load provisions before continuing on to the Caribbean. This will be done without any direct contact between shore personnel and the ship’s crew.

“RFA Argus will be positioned in the Caribbean as part of the UK’s hurricane preparedness support but due to the COVID-19 pandemic the vessel was deployed early to provide additional resilience to the Overseas Territories in the region.

“While here, two helicopters from RFA Argus will conduct familiarisation flights over a number of helicopter landing sites across the island. This was last done in 2014 and is a key part of the hurricane preparedness plan for Bermuda.

“No personnel from the two helicopters will be granted permission to physically land on Bermuda during the brief stopover.”

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  1. sage says:

    Coming here to load provisions? What kind of provisions do we have that they don’t have in the caribbean? I wish we could get a ship load of fresh provisions from the caribbean.

    • Micro says:

      Probably items that was shipped here from the US specifically to he picked up by the ship.

    • Dumb says:

      They use a stores / supply ship to come alongside and then load up the ship going South – done all the time dumb a$$!

  2. mixitup says:

    This sounds fishy..

  3. Vortex says:

    Sounds like some much needed revenue to me.

    I for one am happy to see the Royal Navy in port, you know if things go wrong they will help, and I don’t see anyone else running to our aid right now.

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