RFA Lyme Bay to Assist Relief Efforts in Dominica
Royal Navy’s RFA Lyme Bay has been rerouted to assist humanitarian relief efforts in the Commonwealth country of Dominica following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika.
The British ship is carrying a range of disaster relief stores, as well as a Lynx Mk 8 helicopter.
Tropical Storm Erika hit Dominica on 27 August, resulting in severe flooding, landslides and wide spread infrastructure damage across the island.
RFA Lyme Bay is stationed in the Caribbean and as part of its primary tasking acts as a first responder in the event of a disaster in the region.
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