KRI Bontang, certainly one of Indonesian Navy’s three new Tarakan class, has accomplished its Replenishment at Sea (RAS) Train with corvette KRI Usman Harun. As a part of the variety of workout routines carried out, the crew of KRI Usman Harun engaged in Station Maintaining by Distance Line (SKBDL) and Communication workout routines took centre stage. Profitable completion of the RAS means KRI Bontang is properly on the way in which to reaching preliminary working functionality. This RAS marks a big milestone for Navy’s refuel and resupply at sea functionality, which is important to extending time at sea for Indonesian Naval warships.

Replenishment at sea (RAS) (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation/Commonwealth of Nations) or underway replenishment (UNREP) (U.S. Navy) is a technique of transferring gasoline, munitions, and shops from one ship to a different whereas below method. First developed within the early twentieth century it was used extensively by america Navy as a logistics assist method within the Pacific theatre of World Conflict II, allowing U.S. provider job forces to stay at sea indefinitely.


Indonesian Navy tanker ship KRI Bontang carried out Replenishment at sea (RAS) train with corvette KRI Usman Harun

KRI Bontang (907) is a kind of ship Auxiliary Liquid Petroleum (BCM) was constructed by PT Batamec (BMC). KRI Bontang weighs about 2,400 tons and a size of 122 meters. This ship additionally could be pushed as much as speeds of 16 knots and has a helipad that may accommodate Bell-412 helicopter in its class. As a gasoline ship, KRI Bontang in a position to carry 5,500 cubic meters of gasoline, and in a position to make the provisions within the ocean referred to as the RAS technique or Replenishment at Sea. After the inauguration, KRI Bontang Help Unit will be a part of the Navy’s 1st Fleet Command (Komando Armada I). Its weapons techniques for self-defense embrace 2x 20 mm canons and 2x 12.7mm machine weapons.

KRI Usman Harun is a Bung Tomo-class corvette in service with the Indonesian Navy as of 2014. She was initially constructed for the Royal Brunei Navy and launched as KDB Bendahara Sakam in 2001. The Bung Tomo-class corvettes are three vessels constructed by BAE Techniques Marine (now BAE Techniques Maritime – Naval Ships). The contract was awarded to GEC-Marconi in 1995 and the ships, a variant of the F2000 design, have been launched in January 2001, June 2001 and June 2002 on the then BAE Techniques Marine yard at Scotstoun, Glasgow. Usman Harun is the third ship of the Bung Tomo class.