This photo of HTMS Chaophraya, of the Royal Thai navy, as it makes its approach to USNS Washington Chambers was submitted by Washington Chamber's master, Capt. Guy Ziccardi. Washington Chambers recently participated in exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and TrainingóCARAT--2012. The ship saw duty in the Thailand portion of the exercise and conducted the first ever underway replenishment between the Royal Thai navy and U.S. Navy. On May 21 the ship embarked Commander, Logistic Group Western Pacific, Rear Adm. Thomas Carney and Rear Adm. Paitoon, Royal Thai navy, to observe this historic event. The ship conducted replenishment at sea with two Thai ships, HTMS Chaophraya and HTMS Saiburi. Washington Chambers received a well done from Commodore David Welch, commander of Task Group 73.1 in charge of the exercise. Welch thanked the ship for supporting what was described as the "centerpiece event" of CARAT 2012. Photo by Third Officer Robert Torres.