Monday, 10 May 2010


Seen alongside at Loch Striven fuel jetty, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker ORANGELEAF had arrived a little while before from Plymouth. ORANGELEAF recently underwent a refit and drydocking on the Mersey at the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead. She remains on long term charter to the Ministry of Defence (Navy) and is likely to remain in service for some time, despite being single-hulled, as the proposed Fleet Tanker replacement programme has been deferred.