RFA Largs Bay Haiti Diary

19th February 2010, 20:15

20th February 2010, 04:30
The Southern Evening Echo reports that "vital supplies for Haiti from Hampshire" have arrived in Haiti. Parochialism is alive and well in Hants.

12th March 2010, 17:07
RFA Largs Bay delivers aid to isolated Haitian village (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/SKEA-83GJBJ%3FOpenDocument&ct=ga&cd=kdLotF6vKCc&usg=AFQjCNEkp1_ST9z-AyH-jgRkiNf3w-5UKQ)
ReliefWeb (press release)
Bay Class Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessel Largs Bay, with members of 17 Port and ... cut off from the rest of the island in the aftermath of the quake. ...

Steve Oatey
15th March 2010, 04:46
The 1/O SE says the engines are electric ????

15th March 2010, 09:49
Well the motors are. The clankie bits are called generators.

Steve Oatey
15th March 2010, 17:34
My ship is also Diesel - Electric (16MW) we have drive motors, alternators and "prime movers" ( or clankie bits).

15th March 2010, 20:31
I sense a purple/green conflict? Prime Mover (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primum_movens) in the cosmological argument, as a "first cause" of existence. Its all beyond me.

30th March 2010, 08:34
RFA Largs Bay returns home after earthquake aid mission (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/newshome/RFA-Largs-Bay-returns-home.6189517.jp&ct=ga&cad=1:1:0&cd=-E3VRZBLBig&usg=AFQjCNEcuVdY6cYIxKgylplKcSWYbBnvRQ)
Portsmouth News
RFA Largs Bay has just returned from a mission to help supply the stricken ... a community which had been completely cut off by land slips and floods, ...