9th June 2021, 12:32
The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Cardigan Bay will arrive in Gibraltar for a programmed visit on Thursday.
The vessel, a Bay-class Landing Ship Dock, is an amphibious ship that provides support to the Royal Navy with the scope to deploy anywhere in the world. She is designed to carry and offload troops and their equipment – up to 400 people, plus 150 trucks or 24 tanks at any one time.
RFAs support a wide spectrum of operations including counter- piracy, disaster relief, counter-narcotics, law enforcement and evacuation operations.