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  • 17 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Having recently used its helicopter to successfully stop a high-speed cocaine chase, the crew of UK’s naval tanker RFA Wave Knight were part of a scenario in which they helped islanders on Tobago cope after being lashed by 110 mph winds. The Lynx helicopter flew emergency supplies and medical stores to the village of Charlottesville, which […]

  • 27 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Wave Knight was leaving the Dutch Antilles territory of Curacao recently when she completed a replenishment at sea (RAS) in the Caribbean Sea with the Royal Netherlands Navy’s multi-purpose frigate, HNLMS Van Amstel. The maneuver was a return to basics for Wave Knight as the ship is now primarily carrying out duties of Hurricane […]

  • 17 July 2012
    Industry news

    The Australian Defense Department will use wave technology to power its largest naval facility, the ABC News reports. As we have been informed by Carnegie Wave Technology, they have signed formal power supply and grid connection agreements with the Australian Department of Defense. These agreements govern the exclusive purchase of all the electricity generated from […]

  • 8 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Indian Navy plans to go green by investing in a wave energy plant in the Arabian Sea. The project is being developed in collaboration with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and New Delhi-based wave energy developer, Seafaradays Energy. Earlier, Seafaradays and Sweden-based wave energy developer, Seabased, signed an MoU to develop […]

  • 3 October 2011
    Training & Education

      RFA Wave Ruler made a visit to the Caribbean island of Martinique from the 23rd to 26th September. This was the second time the ship had visited the island, with the first visit in April 2007. RFA Wave Ruler has previously been stationed in the Far East, Gulf and as APT(S) (Atlantic Patrol Task […]

  • 13 July 2017

    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 […]

  • 8 September 2016

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight, currently on a Caribbean region deployment, on Monday reached the Caribbean island nation Dominica where it docked for a three-day port visit at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth. The visit of the British navy ship is a year round commitment by the British Government to the Caribbean region in support of humanitarian aid and disaster […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After taking over the Atlantic patrol tasking (North) from from the Royal Navy patrol vessel HMS Mersey, RFA Wave Knight has begun her duties of reassuring the overseas territories and if required, providing humanitarian and disaster relief during the hurricane season. Wave Knight’s first port of call was Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. The […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Engineers and aircrew from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose’s Merlin training Squadron took to the high seas recently to allow eight trainee aviators to carry out their first deck landings and secondary roles training. Along with their flying instructors as well as 20 air engineers from 824 Naval Air Squadron, the pilots were embarked for a fortnight in […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Istanbul, Turkey on schedule, and continued its deployment within the U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet area of operations Nov. 13, 2014. Prior to the port visit, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer had operated in the Black Sea with the Romanian navy. The bilateral engagement was aimed at improving […]

  • 9 November 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) has supported the testing of Wave Energy Converter (WEC) at the US Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) off Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), Kaneohe, Hawaii, on the Island of Oahu. In October 2018, the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at the University of Hawaii, with funding […]

  • 12 July 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The onshore site for the Perth Wave Energy Project, located at Garden Island, HMAS Stirling has been officially handed over from the Australian Department of Defence to Carnegie Wave Energy Limited. Carnegie has been working with Defence since the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in December 2008. In July 2012, Carnegie signed power supply […]

  • 10 July 2013

    As part of a multi-agency operation involving Dutch and US vessels, naval support ship RFA Wave Knight helped to successfully detect and stop a craft which had attracted suspicion. The boat evaded the US Coast Guard and was spotted dropping suspect packages over the side before a raiding craft from HNLMS Holland managed to stop […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Work at the Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) located off Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kāneʻohe has received an infusion of $9 million from the U.S. Navy.   The funds, from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), are directed to the Applied Research Laboratory at the University of Hawai‘i (ARL/UH), working with UH Mānoa’s Hawaii […]

  • 12 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) is expanding their unmanned ocean observation fleet of Wave Gliders to the Niigata-headquartered 9th Regional District, system manufacturer Liquid Robotics has announced. This growth is part of JCG’s multi-year, ocean monitoring program to provide enhanced, real-time situational awareness of ocean currents, wave activity, and weather along Japan’s coastlines. Prior to […]

  • 14 December 2011
    Training & Education

    RFA Wave Ruler arrived home on Monday, 12 December 2011, after spending nearly two years working across hurricane zones and drug-trafficking routes. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) support ship returned to Portland, Dorset,  having left for operations in February 2010. The ship’s primary role has been to undertake the Atlantic Patrol Task (North) around the […]

  • 9 February 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has launched a moored wave buoy which will help study gigantic Southern Ocean waves described as “liquid Himalayas”. Offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago launched the wave buoy about 10 kilometres south of remote Campbell Island, the furthest south such a device has ever been launched. The buoy is part of a collaborative project […]

  • 5 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy has reportedly informed the Brazilian Navy that it is preparing to sell one of its two Wave-class tankers in 2019. According to the Brazilian website Poder Naval, this is the second time the Brazilian Navy has received a notice from the UK about the potential sale of one of the two tankers, RFA […]

  • 25 February 2014

    The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Naval Support Ship RFA Wave Knight has seized cocaine with an estimated wholesale value of £8.5 million in her second successful counter narcotics operation within three weeks.   While on patrol in the Caribbean Sea on the 11th of February the crew of Wave Knight detected a suspect speedboat operating in […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary Wave Knight visited Havana, Cuba on the latest stop during her Caribbean counter-drug deployment. Other roles of the support ship include flying the flag for Britain in its overseas territories, being on stand-by to help out in the event of a natural disaster and generally promoting UK plc in foreign ports. The last two […]

  • 2 October 2011

      Today, the Royal Navy has notified those of our people who have been selected for redundancy in Tranche 1 of the Armed Forces’ Redundancy Programme. Notifications have been made by Commanding Officers or a delegated Notifying Officer, either face-to-face in their Ship or establishment, or, where this is not possible, by telephone. Approximately 1,020 […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    We bring you the image of the Royal UK Navy’s RFA Wave Knight performing some amazing moves during its deployment in Cougar 14, posted by the Navy on its social media page. This four-month deployment, currently named Cougar 14, includes a series of demanding amphibious and maritime-based exercises with partner nations throughout the Mediterranean and […]

  • 16 January 2013

    A support ship to the Royal Navy has set sail for the West Coast of North America on a counter narcotics and disaster relief patrol for the next six months. Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ship Wave Knight left Portland to take up the task of the UK’s Atlantic Patrol Tasking (North), a year round commitment […]

  • 14 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Following an operational tasking in the second part of 2016, RFA Wave Ruler returned home for a maintenance period which was completed in January. Wave Ruler returned to her tanker duties in support of Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) after setting sail on January 22. Wave Ruler is tasked to carry out roles that range from […]

  • 29 January 2015

    Yaroslav Mudry (727), the Russian Navy’s Neustrashimy class frigate, departed the port of Tartus, Syria, and is now on its way to a designated area in the Mediterranean Sea. During the port call in Tartus, the Russian Navy’s sailors took the opportunity to replenish the ship’s needed supplies. The vessel started its journey on August 9, 2014, when […]

  • 27 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Following sea-tests that concluded Sept. 18 off the California coast, the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) and other partners see a future of predicting the strength and size of the next wave. The Environmental and Ship Motion Forecasting (ESMF) system, a Future Naval Capability effort supported by ONR’s […]

  • 23 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Tanker RFA Wave Knight and pirate-busting stores ship RFA Fort Victoria joined forces this week to exercise together in the Indian Ocean. The two Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships spent 24 hours in company with each other as they supported the ongoing naval effort to protect maritime trade east of Suez. ‘Floating warehouse’ RFA Fort Victoria, […]

  • 31 January 2012

    Tanker RFA Wave Knight sailed with one of Britain’s biggest cruise ships in the Middle East as part of the ongoing effort against piracy. The ship teamed up with MV Arcadia on the latest leg of her cruise to the Far East and back – the second time in a week the tanker escorted a […]

  • 29 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Earlier this month, scientists sponsored by the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) performed experiments to better understand the motions, forces and pressures generated by waves on boats with high-speed planing hulls. Planing hulls are like those used on a speedboat – they are designed to produce lift and allow the watercraft to glide […]