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RFA Orangeleaf Undergoes Maintenance Period

RFA Orangeleaf
RFA Orangeleaf

RFA Orangeleaf Undergoes Maintenance Period

Following a well deserved rest for the crew over the festive period, Orangeleaf underwent a maintenance period at Portland to bring her back to her best to support Flag Officer Sea Training in the south coast exercise area.  Repairs and scheduled maintenance were carried out all over the ship from the engines to the signal halyards.  She also underwent a close inspection to assess the material state of the ship in the run-up to her next refit.

RFA Orangeleaf Sails To Support FOST

On 20th Jan the crew were given a reminder of the correct procedures in the use of life-rafts from launching to surviving at sea.  This included lectures and demonstrations on how to use a survival suit, watching a life-raft inflate and the procedures to be carried out once the life-raft has been entered. 

The ship then sailed from Portland and returned to the South Coast to support the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) in her role of the FOST tanker.

Over the coming months Orangeleaf will help train NATO ships in the correct procedures for transferring fuel whilst underway.

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