08:06 Aug 9, 2018
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Military / Defense
Italian term or phrase: affiancamento
I suppose they mean when two vessels flank for refueling.
I would use "flank" but perhaps there is a better term in maritime language.

Importante: mai superare i 16 nodi perché’ si potrebbero oltrepassare i limiti di carico del VDS –
il freno potrebbe non tenere e si potrebbe perdere il VDS a mare;
Il cavo di rimorchio non deve venire a contatto con sella o portale;
Sono preferibili lunghezze di cavo maggiori, poiché maggiori quantità di cavo stabilizzano il VDS in quota e comporta minori sollecitazioni;
Le accostate vanno compiute con 1° di barra;
E’ possibile effettuare contemporaneamente operazioni di rifornimento laterale/affiancamento, ma deve essere presente una sola unità con VDS.
Vincent Lemma
Local time: 01:57

Summary of answers provided
4Alongside connected replenishment (CONREP)
Claire Menton



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Alongside connected replenishment (CONREP)

Hi Vincent,

I believe the term you are looking for is "Alongside Connected Replenishment". This is a more specific form of the general "Replenishment at Sea" or RAS, also known as underway replenishment or UNREP for the US Navy. I've asked a contact who works in naval engineering and from an online search the term appears to be widely used and to refer to just this situation.

Hope the references help!

Example sentence(s):
  • During the alongside connected replenishment manoeuver, the Cantabria supplied fuel to the Spanish frigate Santa María from the port side
Claire Menton
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:57
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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