Tanking an Amphibious Ready Group at Sea

12/29/2013: In this slideshow the USS Bataan ARG is provided with fuel at sea. The Military Sealift Command provides fuel to USN ships at sea, but needs to modernize its tankers as the bulk of these tankers are single hull and need to be double-hauled for safety reasons and because of global regulations as well.

 Credit: USS Bataan (LHD 5):10/29/13

  •  In the first photo, USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) transfers fuel to the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) during a replenishment-at-ea. Sailors from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and Marines assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are participating in ARGMEU exercises.
  •  In the second and third photos, fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) sends fuel lines to the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea Oct. 29. Hays/Released)
  •  In the final photo, the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) receives fuel and supplies during a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189).

 

 

 

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