USS Carl Vinson Transfers Over One Million Gallons for Fuel This Year

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conducted a fueling-at-sea (FAS) with Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), Sept. 17, delivering more than 150,000 gallons of fuel and setting a milestone of more than 1 million gallons delivered to other ships since January. Vinson refueled nine different ships, including destroyers, cruisers and littoral combat ships, during 15…

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Italian Officer Cadets Learn the Art of Replenishment at Sea

The Education Campaign at sea continues for the Cadet Officers and NCOs of the Navy aboard the destroyer Luigi Durand De La Penne and the refueling Etna who, in these days, have carried out a lateral refueling during navigation in the Gulf of Taranto. The activity is one of the many that are normally carried out by the Naval Units,…

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USS America Replenishes HMS Defender in Philippine Sea

USS America (LHA 6), the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship, conducted a bilateral fueling-at-sea (FAS) with Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender (D 36) while operating with elements of the HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) Carrier Strike Group (CSG-21) in the Philippine Sea, August 20th. This is the first time in history a U.S. amphibious ship has conducted a FAS with…

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HMAS Supply conducts first replenishment at sea

August 13, 2021 – HMAS Supply is one step closer to supporting Australian and partner nation ships after successfully completing the first Replenishment at Sea (RAS) for the Supply Class. HMAS Supply, the Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR), transferred fuel to HMAS Anzac off the east coast of Australia recently. Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond congratulated the…

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JS Hamana Replenishes USS America

On May 22, JS HAMANA conducted joint training in the waters south of Shikoku with USS America, to enhance tactical skills and increase Japan-US interoperability. Commander of JS HAMANA (CDR KINUYAMA Takeo) stated, “The purpose of this training is to enhance the ability of Japanese and US naval vessels with underway replenishment capabilities to provide bilateral logistic support. The logistic…

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JS MASYUU conducted multi-lateral training with FS SURCOUF

On May 4, JS MASYUU conducted multi-lateral training in the waters around Okinawa with FS SURCOUF. Commander of MASYUU, CAPT TAKEMOTO Kotaro stated, “French Navy ship maneuvering skills are very high, and I felt very reassured as a fellow engaged in missions at sea having the same will. Taking all possible countermeasures for COVID-19, we conducted the training by making…

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USS Curtis Wilbur Conducts Tri-lateral RAS with Japan and France

February 19, 2021 – USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Towada-class replenishment ship JS Hamana (AOE-424) and the French Floréal-class light frigate FS Prairial to conduct a tri-lateral replenishment-at-sea (RAS), Feb. 19. The RAS allowed French, Japanese and United States, Sailors to complete an underway evolution highlighting the capabilities of their respective navies. “We integrate,…

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Damen and Rohde & Schwarz help to strengthen the Royal Netherlands Navy’s UNREP Capacity

July 29, 2020 – Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding signed a contract with Rohde & Schwarz for the delivery and installation of internal and external communication systems for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Combat Support Ship, Den Helder. The Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN) new Combat Support Ship (CSS), Den Helder, to be built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS), will strengthen the…

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