A giant Royal Fleet Auxliary ship which boasts a floating helipad and top class communications equipment and defensive systems is currently on the Clyde Coast.

It was berthed at Hunterston terminal this afternoon before heading towards the Largs channel.

The 39,000 tonne super ship provides logistical support to the Royal Navy all over the world, and is among the largest ships currently in service within the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.
Tideforce, along with her three sister ships, was built in South Korea. 
As the fourth and final Tide-class vessel, she was fully assembled and floated out in September 2016,  and, in June 2018, the ship left South Korea for delivery to the United Kingdom via San Diego and the Panama Canal.
Tideforce entered service with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary on 30 July 2019, the last of her class to do so following sister ships Tidespring, Tiderace and Tidesurge.

Facts and figures are as follows:

Fuel capacity -19,000 cubic metres

Fresh water capacity -  1,400 cubic metres

Top speed - 27+ knots