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Maritime Logistics Community News : December 2008
NAVY SUPPLY NEWSLETTER SPRING 2008 33 STEP 8 – Return to unit and collect fuel from nominated Moo Fuel distribution Point The UFO will return to their unit with the Fuel voucher from the Regional Oil Distribution Company. The UFO will then coordinate with the LS Contracted Fuel Tankers or MTR Tankers to drive to the nominated MOO Fuel Distribution Point to collect the fuel. This process happens every month and involves around 150 UFOs. Each of these officers are required to travel every month in the current security environment to Baghdad and collect their fuel cheques. They additionally face the difficulties of avoiding IEDs, SvBIEDs, rockets and insurgents whilst collecting fuel for their units, particularly when units are not always provided with the closest fuel pick up point. Fuel is without doubt the most important yet most complex of all the classes of supply. Ironic, considering Iraq is supposed to be a fuel rich country. Final Words THE ‘AUSSIE ISLAND POOL’ STEP 7 – Report to Regional oil distribution Company and Issue Fuel Voucher The UFO reports to the nominated Regional Oil Distribution Company with their paperwork. The Company calculates the quantity of fuel to be issued and determines which MOO Fuel Distribution Point the Unit is allocated to collect fuel, based upon the unit location and the availability of fuel in the region. Finally, the Regional ODC will issue the UFO with a Fuel voucher, which will be the authority to collect the quantity of fuel and oil from the specified MOO Fuel Distribution Point. Working with the Iraqis was quite an experience particularly dealing with some of the most complex logistic processes I have encountered. I will certainly think back to this posting and the problems faced by the Iraqi units the next time my Priority 2 URDEF gets lost in the system and I will be thankful that we at least have an automated logistic supply system that works most of the time. A recommended Naval service Britton Marine Pty Ltd Unit 15, 2-14 Atkinson Road, Taren Point, NSW 2229 • Integration Specialists • Rigid Inflatable Boats • Portable Fire Pumps Phone (02) 9525 4172 Fax (02) 9531 1143 26 Prince William Drive, Seven Hills NSW 2147 Fax: 9624 5877 9519 7845 Email: email@example.com www.hotco.com.au