Topic: Replenishment at Sea (RAS)

A new milestone for HMAS Sirius

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducts her 700th Replenishment at Sea, with HMAS Hobart, while on Regional Presence Deployment 2020. (photo: LSIS Christopher Szumlanski)

HMAS Sirius conducts her 700th Replenishment at Sea, with HMAS Hobart, while on Regional Presence Deployment 2020.

HMAS Sirius has achieved a career milestone less than a week from celebrating 14 years of service in the RAN, conducting its 700th replenishment at sea, refuelling HMAS Hobart.

French and Australian cooperation showcased on Sydney Harbour

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jessica Craig (author), LSIS Ryan McKenzie (photographer)

Marine Nationale sailors on the quarterdeck of FNS La Moqueuse das the ship enters Sydney Harbour. (photo: LSIS Ryan McKenzie)

Marine Nationale sailors on the quarterdeck of FNS La Moqueuse das the ship enters Sydney Harbour.

The strength of French and Australian defence cooperation was showcased recently when Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Parramatta and Marine Nationale ship FNS La Moqueuse sailed into Sydney Harbour in company.

Minehunters achieve first raft refuel exercise with JMSDF

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Kelli Lunt (author and photographer), LCDR Daniel Lister (photographer), JMSDF photographer (photographer)

HMAS Diamantina (86) rafts up to Japanese Ship Uraga for a replenishment at sea. (photo: JMSDF photographer)

HMAS Diamantina (86) rafts up to Japanese Ship Uraga for a replenishment at sea.

In a first for the Royal Australian Navy, HMA Ships Diamantina and Gascoyne completed a complex dual refuel and stores replenishment with Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Japanese Ship Uraga.

Australia-Malaysia exercises strengthen relationship

Published on by LEUT Tanalee Smith (author), LSIS Tara Byrne (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducts a dual Replenishment at Sea with Malaysian ships KD Lekiu and KD Kelantan during Exercise MASTEX 19 during their East Asia Deployment. (photo: LSIS Tara Byrne)

HMAS Sirius conducts a dual Replenishment at Sea with Malaysian ships KD Lekiu and KD Kelantan during Exercise MASTEX 19 during their East Asia Deployment.

Storm clouds gathered over the high seas but spirits were high as two Royal Malaysian Navy ships approached HMAS Sirius for a dual Replenishment at Sea (RAS) during Exercise MASTEX 19 between the regional partners.

Sirius celebration for a milestone birthday

Published on by SBLT Samantha Brandstater (author)

HMAS Sirius ship’s company celebrate Sirius’ 13th birthday in the RAS Control Room. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sirius ship’s company celebrate Sirius’ 13th birthday in the RAS Control Room.

With the recent departure of older siblings HMA Ships Success, Newcastle and later this month, HMAS Melbourne, the average age of the Royal Australian Navy’s ships has lowered and HMAS Sirius is in her prime!

Milestone RAS as east meets west

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Glenn Blizzard (author)

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

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT John Thompson (author), LSIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

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.