Personnel from the Royal Navy’s fleet auxiliary vessel RFA Wave Ruler made a stop at the Cayman Islands Red Cross on Thursday, 2 December.
The ship’s commanding officer, Captain Shaun Jones, and British Defence Attache for the Cayman Islands Lt. Col. Christopher Gunnings called on the Red Cross Disaster Manager Hemant Balgobin at the organisation’s headquarters in George Town.
The main purpose of the visit was to replenish the ship’s stock of relief supplies, in particular water purification tablets, which became depleted following operations in St Lucia after Hurricane Thomas.
The RFA Wave Ruler visited the Cayman Islands from Saturday, 27 November, through Friday, 3 December, to mark the end of the 2010 hurricane season.
Local storage for the UK Department of International Development is the responsibility of the Red Cross, whose stores include family hygiene kits, cots, generators and water containers.