Sealift Ships Transfer to Ready Reserve Force

Thursday, October 02, 2008

As of October 1, 2008, eight Fast Sealift Ships officially became part of the Maritime Administration’s Ready Reserve Force.  While custody of the eight ships (Algol, Altair, Antares, Bellatrix, Capella, Denebola, Pollux, and Regulus) was transferred from the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command to the Maritime Administration on October 1, 2007, the title was only transferred as of the beginning of Fiscal Year 2009. 
Fast Sealift Ships are currently the fastest cargo ships in the world, capable of speeds in excess of 30 knots (56 km/h\).  The ships are capable of sailing from the U.S. East Coast to Europe in just six days and to the Persian Gulf via the in only 18 days, thus ensuring rapid delivery of military equipment in any crisis.
When combined, all eight Fast Sealift Ships are able to transport nearly all the equipment needed to outfit a full mechanized division of the U.S. Army.  They were put into the Ready Reserve Force because of the proven efficiencies and cost-effectiveness of the Ready Reserve Force ship management program. 

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

ST Engineering Divest 50% Stake In Beijing Zhonghuan

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) updated today that further to an earlier announcement made on 28 January 2014, Singapore Technologies

Statoil's 2Q 2014 Results

Statoil's second quarter 2014 net operating income was NOK 32.0 billion, a decrease of NOK 2.3 billion compared to the second quarter of 2013. Adjusted earnings were NOK 32.

Dorian LPG MoU with HNA Logistics

Dorian LPG Ltd. a leading owner and manager of modern VLGC's (very large gas carriers), today announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU"), with HNA Logistics Group Co.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1152 sec (9 req/sec)