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  • 8 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    JSS Karel Doorman, the Netherlands Navy’s Joint Support Ship, conducted replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with Royal Navy’s RFA Argus. The two ships met off the coast of Freetown, Sierra Leone, and engaged in an unusual RAS. During supply operations the vessels are normally positioned next to each other, sailing in the same direction. In this case, both vessel […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Melbourne conducted her first Replenishment At Sea (RAS) with Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA)Fort Victoria, taking on 300,000 litres of fuel in less than 60 minutes. The top-up of fuel allowed Melbourne to continue maritime patrols in the Arabian Sea in support of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151) for Operation SLIPPER. CTF 151 is a multi-national naval coalition, […]

  • 24 April 2012
    Training & Education

      Sailors assigned to aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) completed a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6), April 18. During the RAS, Enterprise took on supplies, such as food, mail and fuel, among other necessities, essential to the ship’s mission and crew morale. “We received everything […]

  • 2 October 2013

    After a successful operational deployment, HMAS Newcastle conducted her final Replenishment at Sea (RAS) in the Middle East and turned her sights to the long homeward journey. The USNS Arctic, from which HMAS Newcastle was conducting her RAS, was simultaneously servicing the Halifax-class frigate HMCS Toronto alongside. This was Newcastle’s 14th refuelling at sea and […]

  • 21 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Plymouth based HMS Dasher and Cardiff based HMS Exploit have recently carried out a replenishment at sea (RAS) in the Bay of Biscay as part of Operation Southern Sun.   P2000s do not have the capability to replenish fuel at sea and instead RAS to practice shiphandling and seamanship skills. Exploit and Dasher passed goods […]

  • 20 January 2015

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducted a replenishment at sea (RAS) with Military Sealift Command Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) Jan. 19. This is the first RAS Bonhomme Richard has conducted during 2015. Normally, a RAS consists of Bonhomme Richard receiving fuel, supplies and food to […]

  • 4 June 2015

    During recent counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia, Operation Atalanta warships ESPS Galicia and ESPS Infanta Cristina conducted a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with French Navy ship, FS Var, which is currently deployed as part of the Combined Maritime Forces in the region. During the RAS, which is a highly specialized manoeuvre that requires […]

  • 2 December 2013

    On Thursday 28 November EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Meteoro made its ninth and last replenishment at sea (RAS) with the logistic American ship USNS Joshua Humphries. The meeting between both ships was close to the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor in the Gulf of Aden, and five days before ESPS Meteoro finished its long deployment […]

  • 30 August 2016
    Training & Education

    Recently, operation Atalanta’s Dutch Flagship, HNLMS Tromp, has been refueled at sea by the American tanker, USNS John Ericsson, in the Gulf of Aden. Refuels such as this are referred to by sailors as Replenishment At Sea (RAS) and are vital for ensuring ships can continue with their important missions without the need for regular […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Spanish warship, ESPS Meteoro, made a close approach to USNS John Ericsson off the coast of Somalia to refuel on Friday, September 25. The complex manoeuvre to carry out the replenishment at sea (RAS) was made even more difficult due to rough seas and high winds. Despite the weather the ships were able to complete the […]

  • 28 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Fort Victoria met up with frigate HMS Richmond in the Persian Gulf for a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) – but the ships chose to do it at night rather than during daylight hours. Even in daylight RAS serials are challenging because the ships get so close during the refueling and stores […]

  • 20 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Italian vessel ITS Carabiniere conducted a replenishment at sea (RAS) with US Navy ship, USNS Carl Brashear, prior to joining Operation Atalanta on Friday, October 17. Having sailed into the counter-piracy sea areas in the Gulf of Aden, ITS Carabiniere went alongside USNS Carl Brashear to replenish fuel and stores in preparation for her six […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) rush to their stations as they get ready for replenishment at sea (RAS) with USNS John Lenthall (T-AO-189). This RAS takes place during Bold Alligator 2014, which is a two-week, multinational, amphibious exercise hosted by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps to strengthen core competencies in […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    An overnight battle at sea with the fictional ‘Redland’ fleet during Exercise KAKADU 2014 saw victory by the ‘Blueland’ forces.   During the battle, the Blueland fleet of HMAS Sydney and JS Hatakaze, supported by a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP3C Orion and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) S-70-B Seahawk helicopter engaged the Redland fleet […]

  • 14 April 2014

    “All those involved in the replenishment at sea are required at their station”. When this order is broadcast over loudspeakers on board the German tanker FGS Rhön, the seamanship crew reacts quickly by donning their hard hats and safety gear before making final preparations for what is a highly specialized manoeuvre at sea.   At […]

  • 21 August 2013

    HMAS Newcastle has conducted two Replenishment At Sea (RAS) operations in two weeks with one of the world’s biggest combat supply vessels in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO). Newcastle received fuel on both occasions from the United States Naval Ship USNS Rainier allowing the Australian warship to continue her counter piracy mission in the MEAO without needing to […]

  • 9 November 2015

    Italian ITS Carabiniere performed a replenishment at sea (RAS) with US Navy ship, USNS Patuxent, off the coast of Somalia on Thursday, November 5. The Operation Atalanta flag ship, ITS Carabiniere approached USNS Patuxent on the starboard side to replenish fuel and stores in a complex manoeuvre, requiring close co-ordination between both ships for both distance and […]

  • 4 December 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) completed its largest replenishment-at-sea (RAS) for the 2013 patrol with Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10), Nov. 30. While RAS’s are nothing new to the Sailors aboard George Washington, the ship received nearly 700 pallets of supplies at […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Saturday 13 September 2014 FGS Berlin conducted a RAS with Italian Navy destroyer, ITS Andrea Doria, the current flagship of the EU’s counter-piracy mission, Operation Atalanta.   Before the RAS commenced, all the sailors involved were fully briefed on their duties and then ITS Andrea Doria made a slow approach to the German Navy […]

  • 6 January 2014

    The Australian Navy’s operational tanker, HMAS Sirius conducted a replenishment at sea (RAS) with Anzac class frigate HMAS Stuart, transferring the much needed fuel and thus ensuring Stuart more flexibility and time on station to achieve her mission off Christmas Island. The replenishment was the first of five to be performed within the Operation RESOLUTE […]

  • 13 August 2013
    Training & Education

    “Distance two cables, bearing seven degrees,” reported HMAS Ballarat’s Navigating Office, Lieutenant Tom Geraghty to his Commanding Officer, Commander Matthew Doornbos. “140 feet displaced sir,” he said, as Ballarat made her final approach on HMAS Sirius to conduct a replenishment at sea operation (RAS), 120 nautical miles south-east of Cairns, early on the morning of […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducted its first large-scale stores replenishment-at-sea (RAS) in more than a year, June 20. A 250-person working party helped to onload 219 pallets, offload 30 pallets and receive fuel from the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12). Although the […]

  • 8 September 2015

    Spanish Navy’s ESPS Meteoro and the Royal Netherlands Navy’s HNLMS Groningen conducted replenishment at sea on September 2 which enabled them to continue their missions. Warships deployed with Operation Atalanta are able to remain at sea to protect World Food Programme (WFP) vessels and conduct counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean due […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

    On the 13th of August in the Arabian Sea, HMAS Newcastle reaffirmed an old friendship with the British replenishment ship, RFA Fort Victoria.   In May, Newcastle’s first Replenishment at Sea (RAS) in the Middle Eastern Area of Operations (MEAO) was with Fort Victoria and the ships met again in August, marking the start of […]

  • 22 November 2013

    In the early morning of Tuesday 19 November, EU Naval Force warship ITS Libeccio carried out a replenishment at sea (RAS) with the American auxiliary ship, USNS Arctic. The RAS, which was conducted in coordination with the US Fast Combat Support Ship, required the two ships to sail very close together so that the fuel […]

  • 17 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Italian-flagged Operation Atalanta flagship ITS Carabiniere and German FGS Erfurt conducted replenishments at sea (RAS) with U.S. Navy’s USNS Patuxent on November 10 and 13, 2015  After refuelling with USNS Patuxent, FGS Erfurt continued with her patrols towards the Gulf of Aden, whilst ITS Carabiniere commenced her participation in the deployment of Fishery Aggregating […]

  • 24 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    For 40 days, Chilean replenishment ship AO-52 Almirante Montt will be conducting at-sea training with Canadian Pacific Fleet sailors to prepare for the arrival of Canada’s new Queenston-class supply ships. Partnering with Montt are HMC Ships Vancouver and Calgary, which will practice Replenishment-at-Sea (RAS) operations. The collaboration was formalized by a Mutual Logistic Support Arrangement […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Operation Atalanta warships are on patrol around the clock off the coast of Somalia to keep the seas safe from piracy attack. Ensuring the ships remain topped up with fuel is a logistical feat in the waters of the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, with opportunities for replenishment at sea (RAS) taken wherever possible. […]

  • 27 January 2014
    Training & Education

    EU Naval Force Ships ESPS Tornado, FS Siroco, and FGS Hessen met at sea with the US Navy ship USNS Joshua Humphreys for a joint replenishment at sea (RAS) on January 21st, 2014.   Four ships with more than 600 crewmembers took part in the RAS, which was carried out successfully and quickly. EU Naval […]