Topic: Replenishment at Sea (RAS)
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.
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.
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 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.
HMAS Success ship’s band, RASamataz, has played live to a captive audience as the RAN 'Battle Tanker' topped up HMAS Toowoomba, during their South East Asia Deployment.
On 13 August in the Arabian Sea, HMAS Newcastle reaffirmed an old friendship with the British replenishment ship, RFA Fort Victoria.
While operating together in the Gulf of Aden, HMAS Newcastle and the UK’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) replenishment ship Fort Victoria, conducted a cross-deck for the day for six lucky sailors.
“Distance two cables, bearing seven degrees,” reported HMAS Ballarat’s Navigating Officer, Lieutenant Tom Geraghty to his Commanding Officer, Commander Matthew Doornbos.
HMAS Sirius has concluded her participation in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2013 (TS13). The Exercise, held every two years, is the largest combined air, land and sea military training exercise regularly undertaken by the ADF and forces from the United States.
HMAS Newcastle’s third Replenishment at Sea activity in the Middle East Area of Operations was conducted with the French Command and Replenishment Ship FS Somme.