HMS Mersey postpones visit

Bad weather prevents ship from docking

The HMS Mersey was due to arrive in Cayman this week but has rescheduled its visit. - PHOTO: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
The HMS Mersey was due to arrive in Cayman this week but has rescheduled its visit. – PHOTO: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

The British Royal Navy Ship HMS Mersey, on standby to provide disaster relief in the Caribbean region, postponed a visit to Grand Cayman Thursday because of bad weather.

The ship was due to dock on the island for two days of activities, including an exercise with the marine police and community work with the Sunrise Adult Training Centre.

“Due to prevailing weather conditions the Mersey has been unable to dock in the harbor and its announced program has been cancelled.

“It is expected that the ship will return later in February when the weather has improved and the invitation will be re-issued in due course,” the governor’s office said in a statement.

Patrolling the seas

The HMS Mersey, with a crew of 47 and a team of medics, will patrol the Caribbean region to provide support and reassurance to British Overseas Territories in the region.

Equipped for disaster relief, it also provides support with anti-drug trafficking operations.

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