Video shows HMS Dragon refuelling operation

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A time-lapse video shows one of the fuel replenishment operations that keeps the Royal Navy at full capability in the Gulf.

The film by naval photographer Dave Jenkins captures a sunset refuelling of the Portsmouth destroyer HMS Dragon by the American supply ship USNS Rainier.

HMS Dragon being refuelled in the Gulf by USNS Rainier

HMS Dragon being refuelled in the Gulf by USNS Rainier

The operation was one of the Dragon activities reported on by our defence correspondent Sam Bannister during his recent visit to the ship during her Gulf deployment.