Topic: Replenishment at Sea (RAS)

Milestone RAS as east meets west

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HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Choules. (photo: )

HMAS Sirius conducts a replenishment at sea with HMAS Choules.

On her way home to Fleet Base West from the warmer climes of the South West Pacific, HMAS Sirius rendezvoused with east-based HMA Ships Hobart and Choules in the waters off Jervis Bay for a replenishment at sea.

Final top up for Success

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HMAS Success conducts a Replenishment at Sea with USNS Pecos in the approach lanes of the Singapore Straits during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Success conducts a Replenishment at Sea with USNS Pecos in the approach lanes of the Singapore Straits during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

In the approach lanes of one of the busiest sea traffic waterways in the world, the INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 Joint Task Force has fuelled up for the final leg of the major Australian Defence Force activity.

HMAS Success celebrates 33 years of service

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Shane Wallace (author), LEUT Daniel Khayat (photographer), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

The Ship's Company in HMAS Success gather on the flight deck to celebrate the ship's 33rd birthday during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LEUT Daniel Khayat)

The Ship's Company in HMAS Success gather on the flight deck to celebrate the ship's 33rd birthday during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Today marks a special milestone for HMAS Success. The Commanding Officer and his crew are celebrating 33 years of remarkable service by the ‘Battle Tanker’.

Top-ups with the Indian Navy a success

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Success (centre) conducts a replenishment at sea dry hook up with Indian Navy Ships Ranvijay (left) and Sahyadri (right) during AUSINDEX 2019. (photo: LSIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Success (centre) conducts a replenishment at sea dry hook up with Indian Navy Ships Ranvijay (left) and Sahyadri (right) during AUSINDEX 2019.

HMAS Success completed two dual replenishment-at-sea evolutions with four Indian Navy ships as part of the maritime exercise AUSINDEX 2019.

First Lady forges firm friendships in Far East

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Taylor Bootle manages the distance line during a Replenishment at Sea Approach (RASAP) exercise with Sri Lanka Navy Ship Sindurala as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Taylor Bootle manages the distance line during a Replenishment at Sea Approach (RASAP) exercise with Sri Lanka Navy Ship Sindurala as part of INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

After more than 30 years plying her trade in oceans across the world, the First Lady of the Fleet is continuing to pave the way for the next generation of RAN replenishment ships.

IPE19 fleet fuelled up and on its way

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Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Marine Technician Bryan Kok monitors fuelling operations aboard HMAS Success, during a replenishment at sea operation with HMAS Parramatta during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Marine Technician Bryan Kok monitors fuelling operations aboard HMAS Success, during a replenishment at sea operation with HMAS Parramatta during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019.

HMAS Success recently conducted the first Replenishment at Sea of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019, refuelling all of the units in the Joint Task Force soon after they departed from Western Australia.

HMAS Sirius reaches milestone by conducting 600th replenishment at sea

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HMAS Sirius conducts her 600th Replenishment at Sea serial with HMAS Stuart in waters off northern Australia. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sirius conducts her 600th Replenishment at Sea serial with HMAS Stuart in waters off northern Australia.

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.

Surprise family reunion on the high seas

Published on by MIDN Chloe Reay (author), ABCSO Christopher Lloyd (photographer)

SMNBM Corey Cheeseman and WO Stephen Cheeseman - a surprise reunion between father and son. (photo: ABCSO Christopher Lloyd)

SMNBM Corey Cheeseman and WO Stephen Cheeseman - a surprise reunion between father and son.

Serving members of the Navy and their loved ones know all too well that they are often called upon to sacrifice family time in the service of their nation.

Canadian refuelling a first for Stuart at Kakadu 18

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Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Chris Leece, on the starboard bridge wing during a replenishment at sea with Canadian Tanker MV Asterix during Exercise Kakadu 2018. (photo: LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart, Commander Chris Leece, on the starboard bridge wing during a replenishment at sea with Canadian Tanker MV Asterix during Exercise Kakadu 2018.

Replenishments at sea are business-as-usual in the Royal Australian Navy but new ground was broken recently for HMAS Stuart when the Anzac class frigate took on fuel from Canadian tanker MV Asterix for the first time during Exercise Kakadu 2018.

HMAS Sirius prepares for Exercise KAKADU with USS Michael Murphy

Published on by LEUT Peter Gilkinson (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

HMAS Sirius, with lines connected to USS Michael Murphy, passes F76 fuel during a Replenishment at Sea on the way to Australia’s top end for Exercise KAKADU. (photo: Department of Defence)

HMAS Sirius, with lines connected to USS Michael Murphy, passes F76 fuel during a Replenishment at Sea on the way to Australia’s top end for Exercise KAKADU.

HMAS Sirius achieved an important milestone recently when she successfully completed Replenishment at Sea (RAS) number 576 by supplying fuel to Arleigh-Burke class destroyer USS Michael Murphy during her transit to Exercise KAKADU 2018.