Topic: Replenishment at Sea (RAS)

HMAS Newcastle Replenishes at Sea in the Gulf of Aden

Published on by LEUT Sarah West (author and photographer)

A heavy pallet of food stores being transfered via heavy jackstay from USNS Patuxent to HMAS Newcastle. (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

A heavy pallet of food stores being transfered via heavy jackstay from USNS Patuxent to HMAS Newcastle.

HMAS Newcastle’s ship’s company has battled through 35°C heat and 97% humidity to complete multiple replenishment operations with the United States Naval Service ship USNS Patuxent in the Gulf of Aden, in the Middle East Area of Operations.

A day with Somme

Published on by LEUT Suresh Kumar (author), POEW Ben White (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jerrad Coomber and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew McKechnie-Cooke heaving in on the hose line with other members of ship's company backing them up. (photo: POEW Ben White)

Able Seaman Electronics Technician Jerrad Coomber and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Matthew McKechnie-Cooke heaving in on the hose line with other members of ship's company backing them up.

Since her arrival in May, HMAS Newcastle (CMDR Paul O’Grady, CSM) conducted her third Replenishment at Sea (RAS) evolution in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) with the French Navy’s FS Somme on 09 Jun 2013.

HMAS Newcastle's first replenishment

Published on by LEUT Suresh Kumar (author), POEW Ben White (photographer)

The refueling line from RFA Fort Victoria is connected to HMAS Newcastle during a replenishment at sea in the Middle East for Operation SLIPPER. (photo: POEW B White)

The refueling line from RFA Fort Victoria is connected to HMAS Newcastle during a replenishment at sea in the Middle East for Operation SLIPPER.

HMAS Newcastle has conducted her first Replenishment at Sea (RAS) serial in the Middle East Area of Operations with RFA Fort Victoria on 29 May 2013.

This RAS was the first such evolution in the MEAO for Newcastle (CMDR P O’Grady, CSM) and added to Newcastle’s growing list of partnerships with international replenishment ships.