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  • 18 December 2017
    Authorities

    Taking a break from her Atlantic patrol duties, Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay stopped in Bermuda on December 15 for a three day visit. The ship has been deployed to the region to provide humanitarian and disaster relief for the UK’s Caribbean overseas territories and Bermuda. This year RFA Mounts Bay has been in the […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Training & Education

    RFA Mounts Bay has sailed from the UK on deployment to the Mediterranean where she will provide a continuous amphibious capability over coming months. The Bay Class Landing Ship is perfectly suited for such a deployment with access to a flight deck, vehicle deck, wet dock, container storage, medical facilities and accommodation for over 300 […]

  • 29 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After concluding international exercise Tradewinds 2018, Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay is touring British territories in the Caribbean region to help them prepare for this year’s storm season. The 2017 storm season was among the worst in recent memory with a succession of hurricanes battering the region – and prompting a major relief effort […]

  • 1 September 2016

    RFA Mounts Bay has assisted in the removal of the last batch of known materials which could be used in the manufacture of chemical weapons from Libya. The UK provided RFA Mounts Bay to support the Danish-led maritime operation, escorting a Danish transport ship through the Mediterranean as it carried the chemicals, the Defence Secretary […]

  • 14 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay unloaded military personnel, trucks and heavy equipment onto the Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, for the first stop of the dock landing ship’s deployment to the Caribbean. Swimmers, sunbathers and holidaymakers looked on as the 16,000-ton RFA Mounts Bay moored off the beach, and military trucks rolled onto the white sands of […]

  • 21 March 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay arrived in Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) waters on March 19 to help the the British overseas territory with a recent increase in the number of migrant arrivals from Haiti. TCI police and border control officials observed a surge in the number of illegal sloops from Haiti recently which prompted TCI […]

  • 16 December 2016
    Training & Education

    Home with just seven days to spare before Christmas Day are the sailors and Royal Marines on RFA Mounts Bay which has completed a marathon deployment in the Mediterranean. The amphibious support ship has been away from home for 349 days as one of the first vessels to deploy in 2016… and last to return. […]

  • 18 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    RFA Mounts Bay left the Falmouth port and the dock of A&P, a British ship repair and conversion company, after 18 months of works. Since January last year, RFA Mounts Bay has been alongside at the town’s Duchy Wharf, initially in extended readiness, then undergoing the most comprehensive overhaul in her ten-year career. Shipwrights and […]

  • 7 March 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s amphibious landing ship royal fleet auxiliary (RFA) Mounts Bay together with three border force cutters will join the NATO mission in the Aegean Sea that aims to reduce the flow of migrants from Turkey to Europe, the UK Prime Minister said ahead of an EU sumit. RFA Mounts Bay, supported by a Wildcat helicopter, is expected […]

  • 13 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK’s military and the auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Mounts Bay are on standby in the Caribbean and fully prepared to assist British Overseas Territories in the path of Storm Isaac. As the storm makes its way towards the Caribbean Windward islands, an Operational Liaison and Reconnaissance Team has been deployed to work with […]

  • 10 September 2018
    Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Navy’s auxiliary ship RFA Mounts Bay has landed a team of UK military personnel ashore in Martinique, an insular region of France, to train in hurricane relief with their French counterparts. The training comes one year after the devastating impact of hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean. Currently midway through her three-year deployment […]

  • 13 July 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay took over UK’s North Atlantic patrol duties from RFA Wave Knight during a port visit to the Lesser Antilles port of Fort-de-France in Martinique. Handing over the baton to Mounts Bay, RFA Wave Knight wrapped up a 13 month deployment which has seen the ship sail over 56,000 nautical miles and […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Mounts Bay has returned to her Mediterranean Sea duties and joined the EU mission Sophia. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary takes over from Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond, who carried out the role for two months while Mounts Bay underwent planned maintenance, as well as playing a role in a joint […]

  • 26 November 2012
    Training & Education

    As part of a four day visit to Valletta, Malta, RFA Mounts Bay hosted a Royal Visit from the Duke and Countess of Wessex. The visit, on Nov 20, coincided with the gifting of two ambulances from the East Midlands Ambulance Service to Malta St John’s Organisation.  RFA Mounts Bay has transported the vehicles from […]

  • 5 September 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay distributed relief items, including vital shelter kits to The Bahamas which was hit by the Category 5 Hurricane Dorian. A rigid-hulled inflatable boat was deployed from RFA Mounts Bay on September 4 with a dedicated humanitarian and disaster relief team to join up with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force […]

  • 28 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Mounts Bay served as the test bed for a mobile US Navy minehunting force during a recent test off the coast of Virginia. The test included helicopters, divers, remote-controlled boats and automated surveying machines and was intended to see whether a task force without a minehunter assigned to […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Authorities

    Just weeks after Royal Navy support ship RFA Mounts Bay embarked US Coast Guard personnel for counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean, the team found their first contraband. The Bay-class ship embarked a Dolphin helicopter from the US Coast Guard’s HITRON – Helicopter Interdiction Tactical squadRON – and its counter-narcotics boarding team, the LEDET (Legal Enforcement DETachment) […]

  • 9 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Amphibious support ship RFA Mounts Bay became one of the busiest airfields in the UK as she conducted flying training with four squadrons and four different types of helicopters. Her flight deck witnessed more than 350 deck landings – including 100 by the new Wildcat – during three weeks of intensive training off the south […]

  • 22 January 2019
    Authorities

    UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Mounts Bay has embarked a team of US drug enforcement officers to join the fight against Caribbean drug-running. An SH65 Dolphin helicopter of the US Coast Guard’s HITRON – Helicopter Interdiction Tactical squadRON – and its counter-narcotics boarding team, the LEDET (Legal Enforcement DETachment) joined the Bay-class ship in […]

  • 5 October 2017
    Authorities

    A Dutch and a Royal Navy ship recently completed what was termed by the Royal Navy as “the easiest RAS ever”, as support vessel RFA Mounts Bay took on fuel from Dutch ship HNLMS Karel Doorman in the Caribbean. A difficult – potentially dangerous – manoeuvre it’s typically performed mid-Ocean between a Royal Fleet Auxiliary […]

  • 9 August 2012
    Training & Education

    HRH The Princess Royal took time out from her busy schedule supporting London 2012 Olympic events nationwide to visit members of the Maritime Security Forces who have been providing the safety net and protective screen around the Olympic sailing venue across 50 square mile of Dorset’s coastline and airspace for the past few weeks. Accompanied […]

  • 6 April 2012
    Industry news

    A&P Falmouth has successfully completed a multi-million pound refit of the RFA Cardigan Bay – the third ship in her class to undergo a major refit at the world-renowned dockyard. The team at the docks is now preparing for the arrival of the RFA Lyme Bay, which is due to arrive this summer and will […]

  • 7 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s most senior officer toured the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s large amphibious vessel and thanked Captain Kevin Rimell and his Ship’s company for providing the large, highly versatile, and accommodating and yet secure logistics hub for the people deployed to this impressive security operation and all the myriad force elements within. The First Sea Lord […]

  • 15 November 2012
    Industry news

    A task response group of the Royal Navy is going to visit Malta between 19 and 23 November, writes the Malta Today.com. HMS Illustrious that will be berthed at Pinto Wharf in Grand Harbour, will be joined by HMS Bulwark, RFA Mounts Bay and MV Hartland Point.  All ships have deployed to the Mediterranean for […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer has visited Gibraltar for a second time, four years after the ship’s first visit to the British overseas territory. The Portsmouth-based destroyer stopped off in the harbour as she prepares to head east of Suez on maritime security operations. It was a busy day in the port as Daring met […]

  • 27 July 2012
    Industry news

    RFA Lyme Bay, the fifth ship to have a multi-million pound refit as part of the Cluster contract at A&P Falmouth, has arrived in the port for work to begin. She returned to Falmouth after three years in the Gulf supporting coalition operations. The major refits, carried out every five years, have been completed on […]

  • 8 September 2017

    Royal Navy fleet flagship HMS Ocean has been diverted from a planned task to provide vital humanitarian aid to Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Irma and in the path of Hurricane José. The helicopter carrier and amphibious assault ship will join Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay, providing logistical and medical support. Defence Secretary Sir Michael […]

  • 2 May 2012
    Industry news

    A&P Falmouth yard has had a very busy first quarter to 2012 working on 34 projects including six ferries, four of which were from P&O, tankers, MOD vessels, offshore supply vessels, tugs, barges and manufacturing the first wave energy device to go onto the FabTest site in Falmouth Bay. Some of these projects included: Adonia […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Argus is playing a colourful role in the launch of Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week 2013 after being officially dressed in bunting for the festival. RFA Argus is currently docked in Falmouth for works to be completed by A&P Falmouth, as part of the company’s ‘cluster’ contract with the Ministry of Defence. […]