Topic: Replenishment at Sea (RAS)

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

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), FLTLT Bel Scott (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Janiszewski and LEUT Gilkinson (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

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.

RASamataz top of the pops as HMA Ships return from SEAD

Published on by LCDR Dallas Gray (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

HMAS Success' ship's company band entertains HMAS Toowoomba during a replenishment at sea on their South East Asia Deployment 2018. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Success' ship's company band entertains HMAS Toowoomba during a replenishment at sea on their South East Asia Deployment 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.

 

HMAS Perth refuels with HMAS Success in southern Indian Ocean search zone

Published on by CMDR Sean Noble (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

HMAS Perth refuelled by HMAS Success during a replenishment at sea (RAS) as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

HMAS Perth refuelled by HMAS Success during a replenishment at sea (RAS) as part of Operation SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN.

The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Perth has been given a helping hand by the RAN supply ship HMAS Success during Replenishment at Sea in the southern Indian Ocean.

The Battle Tanker returns

Published on by LEUT Vishal Bhakoo (author), LSCSO Matthew Limb (photographer), LEUT Kedar Shah (photographer)

HMAS Success and HMAS Choules conduct a Replenishment at Sea. (photo: LSCSO Matthew Limb)

HMAS Success and HMAS Choules conduct a Replenishment at Sea.

There is always an air of expectation when a Royal Australian Navy ship heads off on a deployment; even more so after a long period of maintenance.

Sirius kicks off 2014 with a bit of RAS(L) dazzle

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author and photographer), LCDR Peter Russell (photographer)

A thirsty HMAS Stuart receives liquid replenishment from HMAS Sirius during border protection duties. (photo: LEUT Des Paroz)

A thirsty HMAS Stuart receives liquid replenishment from HMAS Sirius during border protection duties.

West-based tanker HMAS Sirius has conducted the first Replenishment at Sea for the Royal Australian Navy in 2014.