USS Theodore Roosevelt Conducts Refueling at Sea with USS Omaha

December 2, 2019 – USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Omaha (LCS 12) held an at-sea refueling, Dec. 2, 2019. The at-sea refueling was the first time a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier has refueled an Independence-variant LCS. “Proving that we can do this evolution gives any operational fleet commander more ability to employ the unique capabilities of littoral combat ships,”…

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USNS Richard E. Byrd Conducts Underway Replenishment with Indian Navy

November 4, 2019 – USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) conducted a replenishment at sea (RAS) with the Indian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kiltan (P 30) while underway in the South China Sea, Nov. 1. The U.S. Navy regularly operates with allies and partners, both bilaterally and multilaterally to promote security and stability throughout the Indo-Pacific. “Having the opportunity…

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HMS Duncan Refueled by USNS Alan Shepard

August 22, 2019 – HMS Duncan, one of two operational Type 45s, met up with USNS Alan Shepard to refuel before heading back to duties protecting British-flagged shipping in the Strait of Hormuz. Alongside HMS Montrose, the Type 45 destroyer is committed to ensuring freedom of navigation and safeguarding global trade passing through the narrow channel between Oman and Iran.…

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ARA Almirante & Patagonia Refresh UNREP Skills

July 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – The logistical vessel ARA “Patagonia” and the destroyer ARA personnel “Almirante Brown” participated. Puerto Belgrano – Personnel of the destroyer ARA “Almirante Brown” was trained on board the logistics vessel ARA “Patagonia” in refueling maneuvers. This activity is part of the preparation of the unit dependent on the Division of Destroyers, for their next…

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HMAS Sirius reaches milestone by conducting 600th replenishment at sea

November 26, 2018 – HMAS Sirius has reached a significant milestone, having recently completed her 600th replenishment at sea (RAS), in waters off Northern Australia, with HMAS Stuart the lucky recipient. Commissioned into service in 2006, Sirius provides operational and strategic resupply of fuel when and where required. Throughout her life, Sirius has passed more than a hundred and eight…

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USNS Yukon Conducts USS Zumwalt’s First Underway Replenishment

November 17, 2018 – Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) conducted the first underway replenishment at sea (UNREP) with one of the Navy’s newest guided missile destroyers USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) off the coast of Southern California earlier this week. The UNREP operation was a proof of concept which allowed the crew of Zumwalt the opportunity…

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HMS Westminster Receives First Ever RAS From RFA Tidespring

Other ships have practised – including future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth but HMS Westminster became the first Royal Navy vessel to receive fuel on operations from the Fleet’s newest tanker, RFA Tidespring. Fellow tanker RFA Wave Knight and Westminster’s HMS Sutherland had previously proved the Tide-class ship’s capabilities during her sea trials last year. [smartslider3 slider=75] The Royal Fleet Auxiliary…

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USNS Rappahannock Delivers Fuel to Indonesian Frigate

USNS Rappahannock (T-AO-204) conducted an underway replenishment (UNREP) with a guided-missile frigate of the Indonesian Navy at Indonesian territorial waters in the South China Sea, May 20. The Rappahannock, a Henry J. Kaiser-class ship, transferred more than 13,000 gallons of fuel to the KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata (FFG-331), a Martadinata-class guided-missile frigate of the Indonesian Navy. “Indonesia is an important…

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USNS Washington Chambers Replenishes Royal Malaysian Navy Frigate

USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11), conducted an underway replenishment (UNREP) with a Royal Malaysian Navy ship in the South China Sea, April 7. The Washington Chambers, a Lewis and Clark-class ship, transferred about 5,000 gallons of fuel to KD Lekiu (F30), a Lekiu-class frigate of the Royal Malaysian Navy. The ability to UNREP Lekiu allows the ship to increase its…

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Nightdippers Supply Lincoln With VERTREP

he Nightdippers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5 are playing a major role ensuring the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) gets the supplies it needs during the extensive underway replenishment (UNREP) and ammunition onload, March 25-28. HSC-5 is a squadron of MH-60S Seahawk helicopters, whose missions typically include naval special warfare support, search and rescue, anti-surface…

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One hundred million litres of fuel transferred by HMAS Sirius

HMAS Sirius has achieved a significant milestone with the ship supplying its one hundred millionth liter of fuel during underway replenishments at sea (RAS). For everyday Australians, this is the equivalent to topping up the family four wheel drive 1.25 million times. The milestone occurred during a dual replenishment of frigates HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta off the south coast…

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Empire State crew visits Underway Replenishment test site for training

Personnel from Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division’s (NSWC PHD) Underway Replenishment (UNREP) test site welcomed the crew of MT Empire State for training, Dec. 19. “We’re giving them step-by-step training on everything they need to know to properly complete an UNREP,” said Chief Petty Officer Brandon Orr. “It will benefit them because it’s hands-on, it’s trial by error,…

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Farragut to Truman: Fill ‘er Up

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) performed a simulated replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with USS Farragut (DDG 99) Oct. 23, as part of Truman’s Tailored Shipboard Training Availability and Final Evaluation Problem (TSTA/FEP). “What’s unique about this RAS is that normally we go alongside a supply ship to receive fuel,” said Senior Chief Quartermaster Jerry Tredo, Navigation department’s leading chief petty officer.…

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