After rapidly, and unexpectedly, deploying to the Indian Ocean in July 1976, our support ships catch up, and the USS Ranger is resupplied with fuel, food and parts.  It makes for a very long day when twelve hours are dedicated to air operations and eight hours are spent alongside supply ships.  Safety is a paramount concern.

Indian Ocean Operations.

(audio:  Talking to the crew on the 1mc.  2:05)