This is extremely important because in the case of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford, The daily operation of this monster is provided by a crew of 4,297 people, including as many as 508 officers on board. USNS Supply is powered by four General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine engines, which allows it to keep up with even the fastest warships, unlike most supply ships which have limited speed.
Interestingly, USNS Supply, in just 3.5 hours of refueling the ship, can supply him with over a million liters of diesel oil. The Supply crew, made up of Civil Service Sailors (CIVMAR), performs all functions on board the ship, including navigation, propulsion, hotel and catering services. UNREP is an evolution that includes all CIVMAR hands on the supply deck.
USNS Supply was allegedly targeted by al-Qaeda on the Indian subcontinent (AQIS) in 2014. AQIS claimed on Twitter and other social media forums that the AQIS attack on the Pakistan Navy frigate PNS Zulfiquar was aimed at attacking the USS Supply. AQIS alleges that the crew of the PNS Zulfiqar was engaged in an attempted capture of the ship at sea in connection with the attack on the USS Supply and its unnamed maritime escort.
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