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  • 28 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Military Sealift Command (MSC) has exercised a one-year renewal option for AAR and its Airlift division to perform vertical replenishment (VERTREP) services for the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 7th Fleets in the Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean, the company announced Oct 26. The one-year renewal is valued at approximately $6.7 million. The contract was […]

  • 23 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from the U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) are preparing for their deployment in 2016 to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Their aim will be to support the international collaborative capacity-building program Africa Partnership Station (APS). Sailors participated in a two-week training at the Navy Expeditionary Warfighting Development […]

  • 3 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Fairbanks Morse has been awarded a multi-year, multi-million-dollar service contract by the Military Sealift Command (MSC), which services US Navy ships. The agreement, worth $17.3 million, covers all MSC vessels with Fairbanks Morse engines. It is one of the largest services contracts from the US Navy in the company’s history, according to Fairbanks Morse. “We (…) appreciate […]

  • 25 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Military Sealift Command accepted delivery of its newest dry cargo/ammunition ship, USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14), during a short ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO Ship Yard San Diego, Oct. 24. The ship, which was christened May 5 in San Diego, honors Cesar Chavez, an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist who […]

  • 5 June 2011

      Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Tumaco, Colombia, for its fourth mission stop during Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11), June 2. During Comfort’s visits to Jamaica, Peru and Ecuador, Comfort’s crew of military and non-governmental organization workers have provided humanitarian civic assistance to nations in need. “Comfort is a symbol […]

  • 5 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command has awarded Boston Ship Repair a $17.2 million contract for a 75-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). Work on the Military Sealift Command-operated hospital ship will include servicing of generator turbines, switchboard/motor controller cleaning inspection, auxiliary diesel generator top end […]

  • 29 September 2011
    Industry news

      Military Sealift Command accepted delivery of dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) during a ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego Sept. 28. The 689-foot long McLean, designated T-AKE 12, is the 12th of 14 new dry cargo/ammunition ships scheduled for delivery to the Navy by the end of […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Industry news

    The U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) has exercised a second one-year renewal option with AAR’S Airlift division to ferry critical supplies to U.S. Navy ships in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans, and the Arabian Gulf. Military Sealift Command is the leading provider of ocean transportation for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Department of […]

  • 7 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Vessels

    The US Military Sealift Command has selected General Electric for work on a pilot program which will help detect “performance degradation that leads to potential failure”. GE’s Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) pilot program will be used onboard two dry cargo ammunition ships, William McLean (T-AKE 12) and Medgar Evers (T-AKE13), with the aim of improving performance […]

  • 3 November 2011
    Training & Education

      Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn returned to Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 28, following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility, providing underway replenishment services primarily to U.S. and NATO forces supporting Operation Unified Protector. Big Horn travelled 39,355 nautical miles during the deployment […]

  • 23 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command celebrated National Maritime Day at a ceremony co-hosted with the U.S. Maritime Administration at MARAD’s headquarters May 22.  Over 200 government and maritime industry leaders and guests attended the commemoration. In 1933, Congress established May 22 as National Maritime Day. The day officially honors the contributions and sacrifices of […]

  • 31 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Military Sealift Command-chartered High-Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) departed Rota, Spain, after loading cargo and supplies to support the ship’s continued participation in Africa Partnership Station (APS) West 2012, July 29. Swift spent four days in Rota onloading more than 147 pallets including various goodwill and humanitarian supplies to assist medical care in the […]

  • 19 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Military Sealift Command-chartered High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) left Port Maputo June 15 for Nacala as the ship’s crew continues its role in Mozambique for Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2012. Swift spent seven days in Port Maputo, conducting two separate classroom engagements that graduated almost 30 Mozambican military and port security officials, which enhanced […]

  • 5 September 2011

      Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is scheduled to arrive in Norfolk, Va., Sept. 2, after completing a five-month humanitarian assistance deployment to nine countries in the Caribbean Basin and Central and South America. Comfort is completing Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11), a five-month humanitarian and civic assistance deployment to the U.S. […]

  • 3 June 2019

    Duqm Naval Dockyard (DND) has completed its first drydocking project — the repair, overhaul and drydocking (ROH DD) of the fast expeditionary transport ship, the USNS Choctaw County. DND, a joint venture between Babcock International and the Oman Dry Dock Company (ODC) was established in Duqm, Oman, in June 2017. As explained, the completed contract […]

  • 23 August 2011

      Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Aug. 18, for its final stop of Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11). Comfort and the CP11 mission began in English-speaking Jamaica in April, followed by seven working port visits to the Spanish-speaking nations of Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua […]

  • 27 September 2013

    The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command has awarded Offshore Service Vessels, Inc., provider of marine transportation services for customers in the United States and internationally, seated in Cut Off, La., an $8.4 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise a one-year option for the time charter of maritime support vessel, MV C-Champion. The […]

  • 20 August 2012
    Industry news

    The United States Military Sealift Command (MSC) has exercised the first of three six months options for the ongoing charter of the Austal high speed vessel “WestPac Express”. The option forms part of a 24 month contract that Austal was awarded in December 2011. Austal Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Bellamy, said: “It is a great […]

  • 17 August 2011

      Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) and the Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11) mission team transited the Panama Canal, Aug. 15, heading northbound to the final stop of their mission. Comfort, and her crew of U.S. and partner nation service members and civilian volunteers, spent four and a half months providing humanitarian […]

  • 16 August 2011

      Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Costa Rica Aug. 12 after providing medical, dental and veterinary care, engineering support and participating in subject matter expert exchanges with the country. Continuing Promise 2011 (CP11) is a collaborative effort among the United States, partner nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working together to […]

  • 16 July 2012

    Detyens Shipyard Inc. has received a USD 8 million contract for overhaul and dry-docking of Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200). The contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to USD  8.9 million. USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) is a Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler […]

  • 21 December 2011
    Industry news

    Detyens Shipyard, Inc., North Charleston, S.C., is being awarded a $21,498,523 firm-fixed-price contract for the maintenance, repair and upgrade of Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic.  Work will consist of conversion upgrades as well as ship class and certification-driven maintenance and repair work, and will also include drydocking during an extended availability.  […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Ocean Ships Inc. received a $17,8 million modification under the previously awarded contract to exercise an option for the operation and maintenance of two expeditionary transfer dock ships USNS Montford Point and USNS John Glenn. These ships support the Military Sealift Command Strategic Sealift Fleet by transferring rolling stock and other cargos in-stream with other ships via ramp […]

  • 17 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy’s Military Sealift Command has awarded Vigor Marine an $8.5 million contract for the mid-term availability of USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187).  The 42-calendar day shipyard availability of the fleet replenishment oiler will see Vigor Marine carry out general services, clean and gas free tanks, tank deck overhead preservation, flight deck non-skid, number 6 port and starboard […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    3PSC, LLC, Norfolk, Virginia, is being issued a $14,9 million modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise a 182-day option for the operation and maintenance of five U.S. Navy oceanographic survey ships (T-AGS).   Work will be performed at sea worldwide, and is expected to be completed by March 2015. Working capital funds […]

  • 29 November 2011
    Industry news

    Keystone Prepositioning Services, Inc., Bala Cynwyd, Pa., is being awarded an $8,991,957 firm-fixed-price contract for the operation and maintenance of three of Military Sealift Command’s government-owned Maritime Prepositioning Force ships:  USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak, USNS Pfc. Eugene A. Obregon, and USNS Maj. Stephen W. Pless.  The ships will continue to support at-sea prepositioning of equipment […]

  • 6 February 2019

    A Ticonderoga–class guided-missile cruiser collided with a Military Sealift Command-operated cargo ship during an underway replenishment off the southeastern coast of the United States, Feb. 5, the US Navy said. Cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5) were able to safely operate after the […]

  • 10 August 2017

    US destroyer USS Fitzgerald which was heavily damaged in a June 17 collision with a merchant vessel will be sent back from Japan to the US for repairs, the US Navy has decided. A US Navy 7th Fleet spokesperson confirmed this to Naval Today adding that the contract to transport the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is […]

  • 4 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations June 4 in support of Pacific Partnership 2015. Mercy, from Naval Base San Diego, California, is currently serving as the primary platform for Pacific Partnership 2015. The secondary platform for the mission is the Military Sealift […]