CSG21

CSG21: New Video Shows Off Double Replenishment At Sea Skills

Footage shows RFA Tidespring refuelling both HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Defender at sea simultaneously.

HMS Queen Elizabeth has shared video of RFA Tidespring refuelling two Royal Navy vessels at once.

The footage shows RFA Tidespring conducting replenishment at sea with both Queen Elizabeth and HMS Defender simultaneously.

 

All three vessels have been sailing with the UK-led Carrier Strike Group, on its maiden operational deployment, known as CSG21.

The mission has been affected by positive coronavirus cases this month, including HMS Diamond, which has also had to detach from CSG21 after suffering "technical issues".

There are two Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessels on the deployment.

The aim of the RFA is to deliver worldwide logistic and operational support to Royal Navy and Royal Marines operations.