USS Theodore Roosevelt Refuels at Sea after Four Years

first_img View post tag: Kanawha View post tag: Defence View post tag: years View post tag: Roosevelt Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Theodore Roosevelt Refuels at Sea after Four Years View post tag: Defense View post tag: sea View post tag: usa View post tag: Naval USS Theodore Roosevelt Refuels at Sea after Four Yearscenter_img Share this article View post tag: USS USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) pulled alongside the supply ship USNS Kanawha (T-AO 196) Sept. 17 and conducted its first underway replenishment (UNREP) in more than four years.Kanawha transferred more than 600,000 gallons of JP-5 jet-fuel to Theodore Roosevelt during the UNREP, which is a complex undertaking that involves the entire crew and demonstrates the ship’s ability to sustain itself at sea. “We ensured that the ship was on station on time and got to the rendezvous point safely,” said Quartermaster 2nd Class Meghan Carter. “We assisted the Officer of the Deck with a safe course to steer and recommended a speed to get us there.”Sailors aboard Theodore Roosevelt spent a considerable amount of time training for the UNREP to ensure the event went as smooth as possible. A number of Sailors were sent to other ships to receive more extensive training.Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Henry Cole said Sailors were sent on temporary assigned duties (TAD) to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) to learn how to properly execute an UNREP. “We all have put in a lot of training for it and to see it come together is great,” said Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Colton Miles.The UNREP was a good opportunity for TR Sailors with limited sea time to gauge their skills. “I am excited to be a part of Theodore Roosevelt’s first replenishment [in over four years],” said Cole. “I felt like the replenishment went well and I am glad to be doing my job during it.”“We can always get better as we go on,” said Miles. “This was many Sailors’ first UNREP and what we didn’t do right the first time, we will get right the next time.”[mappress]Press Release, September 23, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Theodore View post tag: Navy View post tag: four September 23, 2013 View post tag: Refuelslast_img read more

Moroccan Frigate Returns to Damen for First Routine Dry-Docking

first_img The Royal Moroccan Navy’s high-tech frigate Tarik Ben Ziyad has returned to the Damen Shipyards Group for its first routine dry-docking after three years of operation. The SIGMA multi-mission frigate 10513 – built at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in the Netherlands – arrived at Damen Shiprepair Brest in France on 24 October for a maintenance programme of approximately 30 days.André Hollander, General Affairs Officer at Damen Shiprepair Brest, said:As the Original Equipment Manufacturer, we’re very proud to welcome back the Royal Moroccan Navy to Damen for Tarik Ben Ziyad’s first scheduled docking outside the warranty period.The Captain told us that the Royal Moroccan Navy has had more days at sea over the last three years than planned with this multi-mission frigate. The Navy has been absolutely satisfied with the performance of the state-of-the art vessel, doing exactly what it was designed and built for.Tarik Ben Ziyad is the first of three SIGMA-class frigates that DSNS has built for the Royal Moroccan Navy. The frigates are equipped to conduct traditional naval tasks and maritime security operations as well as support humanitarian aid operations.John van Maastricht, Tender Manager Offshore/Naval & Conversion at Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, said:This scheduled dry-docking is also a valuable opportunity to gain operational feedback on Damen’s high-tech naval products.We use that experience to develop new innovations for the SIGMA-class series.Damen’s SIGMA Naval Combatants concept is entirely flexible and can accommodate specific customer platform and combat system requirements. SIGMA vessels are designed in a modular way, using standardised solutions with commercial off-the-shelf equipment where possible, enhanced by military standards where needed. Modules for a ship can be built in different locations around the world, depending on locally available manpower, skills and facilities.[mappress mapid=”14349″]Press release, Image: DAMEN View post tag: europe View post tag: Frigate View post tag: Moroccan View post tag: first November 6, 2014 View post tag: Dry-Docking Back to overview,Home naval-today Moroccan Frigate Returns to Damen for First Routine Dry-Docking View post tag: Returns View post tag: Naval View post tag: Damen View post tag: Routine Moroccan Frigate Returns to Damen for First Routine Dry-Docking View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more