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  • 25 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Philippine Navy announced January 24 that the first of its two newly-built strategic sealift vessels has started sea trials. The vessels are being constructed by the Indonesian shipbuilder PT Pal (Persero) in Surabaya, Indonesia. According to the Philippine media, the contract is worth PHP 3,870,000,000 (approx $80.4 million) and is sourced from the AFP Modernization Fund. […]

  • 13 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Recapitalization of the fleet is the top priority to boost the US sealift capability and reverse declines in the US-flagged commercial fleet and shipbuilding and repair industry, according to the US Maritime Administration (MARAD). MARAD operates the vessels that are part of U.S. Transportation Command. They include government-owned ships, US-flagged commercial vessels, and intermodal systems. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Military Sealift Command presented its 2012 annual David M. Cook Food Service Excellence awards at the International Food Service Executives Association’s Joint Military Awards Ceremony in San Diego, Calif, March 31. This year’s recipients are MSC dry cargo/ammunition ships USNS Sacagawea and USNS Richard Byrd, and fleet replenishment oilers USNS Kanawha and USNS Guadalupe. Byrd […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

      Austal USA launched the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) the future USNS Trenton from its shipyard Sept. 30. Launch is a major milestone for a ship and its class, signifying that the vessel is ready to enter the final stages of construction. USNS Trenton will be the U.S. Navy’s fifth Joint High Speed Vessel […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.  […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    These exercises typically involve only a few ships but this event targets 28 vessels for activation.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 December 2011
    Industry news

    Boston Ship Repair, L.L.C., Boston, Mass., is being awarded a $9,219,075 firm-fixed-price contract for a 60-day regular overhaul/dry-docking of Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort.  This shipyard availability is primarily for ship repair and maintenance. Work will include dry-docking and undocking of the ship; tank preservation; freeboard preservation; underwater hull painting; switchboard upgrade, sea […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 December 2011
    Industry news

      Detyens Shipyard, Inc., North Charleston, S.C., is being awarded a $7,908,907 firm-fixed-price contract for a 55-calendar day regular overhaul/dry-docking of Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn.  This shipyard availability is primarily for ship maintenance and repairs. Work will include cargo and ballast tank preservation; 54,000-hour engine maintenance; main engine clutch and […]

  • 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 […]