Royal Fleet Auxiliary Argus was originally launched in 1981 as the commercially owned and operated Contender Bezant, a combination freight, Roll on Roll off ferry (RORO) and container ship. She is now fully equipped with state of the art emergency facilities and 100-bed medical complex on board, which can be uniquely tailored to deliver cutting-edge treatment afloat and is a Primary Casualty Receiving Ship (PCRS). She cannot be designated a hospital ship as she does carry some defensive guns so under the Geneva Convention cannot display the International Red Cross Symbol. She also provides specialist aviation training facilities for the Fleet Air Arm.
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