The Royal Navy Destroyer – HMS Manchester
Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
September 17, 2010 (CUOPM)
The British warship HMS Manchester is limiting its visit to St. Kitts to Saturday morning before heading for Bermuda now under the gun of a powerful Hurricane Igor.
British High Commissioner to St. Kitts and Nevis His Excellency Mr. Paul Brummell while paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas on Friday afternoon informed that the Type-42 Destroyer will stock up on local supplies Saturday morning before heading for Bermuda at 11 o clock to assist in getting the British Territory return to normalcy if necessary.
The 280-crew British Destroyer was scheduled to visit St. Kitts until next week and crew members were scheduled to participate in Monday’s Ceremonial Parade at Warner Park to participate in 27th Anniversary Independence Anniversary celebrations. A Cocktail Party was also scheduled to be hosted onboard on Saturday night.
The Cocktail Party has been cancelled and the crew will not participate in the parade as HMS Manchester has been reassigned to a Hurricane Aid Mission in Bermuda.
The modern warship is equipped with medical and engineering personnel. It also carries a Lynx helicopter.