Mounts Bay performs RAS – Replenishment Along Side

Under brilliant Caribbean skies, support vessel RFA Mounts Bay takes on fuel for herself and her Wildcat helicopter… courtesy of the newly-arrived Dutch ship HNLMS Karel Doorman. A difficult – potentially dangerous – maneuver it’s typically performed mid-Ocean between a Royal Fleet Auxiliary and a warship to allow the latter to remain on station for extended periods. Like HMS Ocean,…

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World’s Only JSS, Karel Doorman, Heads to the Caribbean

The Netherlands puts over 100 personnel into Saint Maarten for the emergency recovery. The reconstruction team that will assist in taking emergency services in Hurricane Irma. This provides the basis for future structural recovery work. Early team left from Eindhoven Airport September 14th. Furthermore, the Joint Logistic Support Ship Karel Doorman sent to the Caribbean to support. The ship is…

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