Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Oiler, Commercial Tanker Exchange Skills October 28, 2015 Authorities Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199) completed a fueling evolution at-sea with the U.S. flagged tanker Maersk Peary in international waters off the coast of Sasebo, Japan, Oct. 22.The four-day training event was just the second time in the last 15 years that a U.S. Navy tanker conducted fueling operations at-sea with a commercial vessel.Capt. Philippe Grandjean, assistant chief of staff for logistics (N4) for Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC), said:Typically MSC oilers like Tippecanoe are required to dock pier-side at one of the Navy’s Defense Fuel Support Points.The capability exercised during this training evolution pushes the Navy’s ability to refuel at-sea via commercial tankers and furthers the vision of a distributed, agile logistics concept.Distributed logistics provide flexibility for the U.S. 7th Fleet, which operates in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region; an area of 48 million square miles.The refueling between Tippecanoe and Maersk Peary marked an important step in increasing proficiency with at-sea fuel consolidation operation between tankers.[mappress mapid=”17287″]Image: US Navy View post tag: commercial US Navy Oiler, Commercial Tanker Exchange Skills View post tag: asia View post tag: Tanker View post tag: Oiler View post tag: US Navy Share this article
Chenango County Police say the Fire Police and New York State DOT also assisted at the scene with traffic diversion. Chenango County Police say they responded to reports of a 3 vehicle crash in the Town of Coventry. The driver of the Jeep lost control and exited the roadway on the western shoulder and flipping in an open field. The driver of the Jeep attempted to pass the driver of the Lexus southbound. Chenango County Police say the driver of the Jeep tried to avoid the truck and swerved in front of the Lexus. TOWN OF COVENTRY (WBNG) — One person has died after a three-car crash took place on State Highway 235 Saturday evening. The driver of the Lexus, Austin Smith, tried to get back onto the road from the shoulder. Smith slid across the road into the northbound lane facing east and was struck on the passenger side by Robinson Jr., the driver of the truck. The driver of the Jeep hit the front of the Lexus on the drivers’ side, causing the vehicle to move into the shoulder of the road. As Driver 2 attempted to pass Driver 1, Driver 3, Dennis E. Robinson Jr, age 36 of Susquehanna, P.A. who was driving a truck, was traveling south in the northbound lane. Both of the other drivers were taken to Wilson to be treated for injuries. Austin Smith sustained massive trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene. Members of the Coventry and Sidney Fire and Rescue Teams responded to the scene. Police say two drivers were traveling southbound on Rt.235; Driver 1, Austin R. Smith, age 20 of Harpersville who was driving a Lexus, and Driver 2, Kyle E. Smith, age 26 of Afton who was driving a Jeep.