Southwest Section - Underway Replenishment, the NATO and Canadian Experience

When:  Feb 19, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (PT)
Associated with  Southwest Section

Underway Replenishment, the NATO and Canadian Experience

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM PST

Please Join SNAME Southwest for our February meeting on Underway Replenishment, the NATO and Canadian Experience - Maritime Cargo Handling.

The need to have replenishment ships to supply naval vessels have a long history, tradition. Many nations providing these services to their navies have different needs and requirements based on their operation requirements.
The United States has the largest replenishment ship fleet in the world because of the nature of worldwide operation requirements and a shifting station ship doctrine. NATO incorporated US Underway Replenishment doctrine through the implementation of ATP16 with US Allied Navies. This implementation allows for compatibility for RAS systems to allow fuel and dry cargo transfers amongst allied navies without disruption.

Canada created their National Shipbuilding Strategy Program (NSS). This program includes a replenishment ship class referred to as the Joint Support Ship (JSS). This ship is a modified version of the German Berlin Class AOR. I will be speaking into the incorporation of single kingpost concept and the Canadian equipment requirement. A comparison and explanation of Canadian and US doctrine based on the prescribed requirements.

5:00 - Happy Hour
6:00 - Dinner & Presentation

Please RSVP to SNAME Southwest Secretary, Esther Wazal-Chin, at by February 18, 2019. 

Speaker Name & Bio
George Sydney, General Manageer - Maritime Cargo Handling

George Sidney was lead engineer for UNREP and Cargo systems at General Dynamics NASSCO for the T-AKE program, T-5 Tanker program and MLP-AFSB (ESB), also consulted with Seaspan ULC and acted as lead engineer for RAS and Cargo systems for functional design within Joint Support Ship (JSS). Additional bio   

Event Location
Fiddler's Green 
2760 Shelter Island Dr. 
San Diego, CA 92106

Registration Fees
$28 - SNAME Member
$33 - Non-Sname Member
$14 - Student


Fiddler's Green
2760 Shelter Island Dr
San Diego, CA 92106
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Katie Plummer
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