Monday, September 1, 2008

Navy assists in Gustav's wake

Two Royal Navy ships are in the Caribbean to provide rescue and humanitarian assistance in the wake of Hurricane Gustav which has been wrecking havoc across the area and is now hitting the continental United States. Type 23 frigate HMS Iron Duke and and fleet auxiliary RFA Wave Ruler are sending helicopters to western Cuba to assess the situation and offer aid to victims, they will also try and restore local infrastructure. Iron Duke has been in the Caribbean since June conducting anti-narcotic patrols with the US Coast Guard and had to cancel a port visit to Trinidad because of the storm. Prince William is apparently no longer aboard.

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