February 10, 2017 – RFA Argus sailed from Falmouth under the command of Captain Peter N Selby on the 23rd of January 2017.
Having completed a busy Scheduled Maintenance Period (SMP) at A & P Falmouth, she went straight in to a busy program of Deck Landing Training (DLT) with 845 Squadron.
On the 25th of January she topped up on fuel with a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with RFA Wave Ruler (who was accompanied by a pod of porpoises throughout the serial).
Captain Selby commented “It was great to have the ship back at sea after a successful maintenance period.
“Argus was able to show what it could do in both the PCRF and Aviation roles.
“Loading fuel at sea enabled the ship to load a considerable amount of fuel in a short time and reduce harbor hassle.”