Topic: Replenishment at Sea (RAS)

All topped-up and ready to go

Published on by LEUT Mathew Adams (author)

HMAS Melbourne during a Replenishment at Sea with Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort Victoria in the Middle East Area of Operations. (photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey)

HMAS Melbourne during a Replenishment at Sea with Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort Victoria in the Middle East Area of Operations.

HMAS Melbourne conducted her first Replenishment At Sea (RAS) with Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria, taking on 300,000 litres of fuel in less than 60 minutes.

Final top up as HMAS Newcastle turns for home

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ludovic Miller (author), Royal Canadian Navy (photographer)

Newcastle's last RAS in the MEAO with USNS Arctic. (photo: LS Dan Bard)

Newcastle's last RAS in the MEAO with USNS Arctic.

After a successful operational deployment, HMAS Newcastle conducted her final Replenishment at Sea in the Middle East and turned her sights to the long homeward journey.

Old friends reunite in the Middle East Area of Operations

Published on by SBLT Rachel Jones (author), LSA Corey Wright (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle and RFA Fort Victoria conducting a Replenishment at Sea evolution in the Middle East. (photo: LS Corey Wright)

HMAS Newcastle and RFA Fort Victoria conducting a Replenishment at Sea evolution in the Middle East.

On 13 August in the Arabian Sea, HMAS Newcastle reaffirmed an old friendship with the British replenishment ship, RFA Fort Victoria.

A view from the other side

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT Rachel Jones (author), LEUT Suresh Kumar (author), LCDR Ludovic Miller (photographer), POEW Ben White (photographer), ABBM Troy Bennett (photographer)

Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort Victoria's fueling hose is connected to HMAS Newcastle during a Replenishment at Sea in the Gulf of Aden. (photo: ABBM Troy Bennett)

Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort Victoria's fueling hose is connected to HMAS Newcastle during a Replenishment at Sea in the Gulf of Aden.

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.

Ballarat receives top up from Sirius on transit north

Published on by LCDR Simon Franklin (author), ABEW Andrew Hardrin (photographer)

Sailors man the distance line during HMAS Ballarat’s Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Sirius. (photo: ABEW Andrew Hardrin)

Sailors man the distance line during HMAS Ballarat’s Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Sirius.

“Distance two cables, bearing seven degrees,” reported HMAS Ballarat’s Navigating Officer, Lieutenant Tom Geraghty to his Commanding Officer, Commander Matthew Doornbos.

Sirius breaks records

Published on by LEUT Christopher Harvey (author)

HMAS Sirius conducts Underway Replenishment with USS Bonhomme Richard. (photo: )

HMAS Sirius conducts Underway Replenishment with USS Bonhomme Richard.

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.

Newcastle and Somme hat-trick captured in time-lapse

This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Sarah West (author), LEUT Sarah West (photographer), POIS Ollie Garside (videographer), POIS Ollie Garside and POIS Paul Berry (video editing)

HMAS Newcastle crosses lines with French Command and Replenishment Ship FS Somme during a Replenishment at Sea.
 (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

HMAS Newcastle crosses lines with French Command and Replenishment Ship FS Somme during a Replenishment at Sea.

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.

Newcastle and Rainier dance again

This article has photo gallery Published on by POIS Ollie Garside and LEUT Sarah West (photographer)

HMAS Newcastle approaches United States Naval Ship Rainier to conduct Replenishment at Sea evolutions in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO).   (photo: LEUT Sarah West)

HMAS Newcastle approaches United States Naval Ship Rainier to conduct Replenishment at Sea evolutions in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO).

HMAS Newcastle has conducted two Replenishment At Sea operations in two weeks with one of the world’s biggest combat supply vessels in the Middle East Area of Operations.

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.