March 25, 2021 (Google Translation) – In mid-March, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Aquitaine carried out a Refueling at Sea (RAS) in the middle of the North Atlantic with RFA Tiderace, its overseas partner, admitted to active service in 2018.
This refueling is a great novelty since it is the first refueling of a FREMM by the Tiderace. This RAM was an opportunity to apply the know-how of both crews, while deepening the respective knowledge of the two carriers. On rough seas, the sailors of crew B of Aquitaine successfully completed the first RAM of this deployment. Recovering full fuel autonomy, the deployment was able to continue its mission in the North Atlantic.
This interaction is part of the strengthening of maritime security in the North Atlantic. This joint commitment, formalized by the signing of the Lancaster House Agreements on November 2, 2010, is being realized in the theatre of operations in the North Atlantic, notably through long-term bilateral support.