Navy

HMS Medway provides support to Turks and Caicos following Hurricane Fiona

HMS Medway has been providing support to British Overseas Territories Turks and Caicos following the damaging effect of Hurricane Fiona.

The offshore patrol vessel is responsible for anti-drug smuggling operations and humanitarian relief efforts on behalf of the Royal Navy.

Hurricane Fiona had strengthened into a Category 4 storm on Wednesday after devastating Puerto Rico before then hitting the Dominican Republic and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Fiona has weakened slightly to a Category 3 storm but is still delivering damaging winds of 125mph as it heads toward Canada's Atlantic coast.

HMS Medway which took over from RFA Mounts Bay as the Atlantic Patrol Tasking (North) ship, released footage of the work being done to support Turks and Caicos.

In a tweet, Medway said: "It's humbling to see the damage hurricanes can cause up close, and we're proud to have been able to assist."