MSC Ships Provide Logistics Services to Ships-at-Sea During RIMPAC 2018

Since June 26, four Military Sealift Command combat logistic fleet ships have been on station, by providing logistical support to the 25 nations, 45 surface ships participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018, the world’s largest, biennial international maritime exercise in Hawaii. USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187), USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204), USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) and USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) have been delivering the fuel to power the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, and foreign navies surface and aviation forces, as well as the groceries that…

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Military Sealift Command Ships to Participate in RIMPAC 2018

Six Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships will participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 multi-national, maritime exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. MSC fleet replenishment oilers USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187) and USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204), auxiliary dry cargo/ammunition ships USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) and USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) will provide logistics services including aviation fuel, bunker fuel, dry, fresh and frozen food as well as machine parts and equipment to the 46 ships participating in the exercise. MSC fleet ocean…

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USNS Bob Hope, USNS Carl Brashear Conduct Inport Ship-to Ship Transfer in Support of Upcoming RIMPAC Exercise

Military Sealift Command ships USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7) and USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR 300) conducted an inport, ship-to-ship transfer operations at Naval Station Everett, Wash., yesterday, in preparation for the upcoming summertime maritime exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii. Due to limited pier space at the shipyard, and with a timeline for RIMPAC support, the decision was made to conduct the inport ship-to-ship operation, something not as widely done by MSC ships as transfers-at-sea, such underway replenishments conducted by duty oilers several times a week. Brashear, who…

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