Falmouth-based RFA Argus has taken a detour from drug-busting duties in the Caribbean to deliver crucial aid to Jamaican schools hit by Superstorm Sandy.
Although the local authorities dealt with the immediate aftermath of the storm, Argus carries also supplies which can help with the longer-term rebuilding process.
RFA Argus was asked to help with the longer-term repair and rebuilding process and took 200 emergency shelter kits, consisting of tarpaulin and securing mechanisms to Kingston which will help 73 schools.
The kits will allow buildings to be made weather-proof, meaning pupils can return to the classroom and also that more permanent repairs can be carried out.
Argus has now left to continue her patrol through the Caribbean and is due back in the UK in mid December after a seven-and-a-half-month deployment.