USNS Pililaau Completes Offload

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Military Sealift Command large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ship USNS Pililaau anchored two miles off the coast of , July 22. A platform of floating Navy barges called a roll-on/roll-off discharge facility is attached to the ship's stern ramp and a motorized Navy causeway ferry approaches. During an at-sea offload, military personnel drive wheeled and tracked vehicles from the ship’s cargo hold onto the roll-on/roll-off discharge facility for staging and then onto the causeway ferry for transport to shore. Over the course of six days, Pililaau offloaded more than 210,000 square feet of Army cargo as part of Pacific Strike 2008 – a joint logistics over the shore exercise.  Pililaau also discharged cargo via the ship's side ramp and shipboard cranes. JLOTS is the military’s method of transporting military and humanitarian cargo to shore from ships at sea. 

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian P. Caracci

Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

UK Navy Chooses Effer Crane Again

Cranes manufacturer Effer informs its marine crane has recently been installed aboard the U.K. Royal Navy’s patrol vessel HMS Mersey.   The new 5s 275M crane,

RoRo Launched for Royal Bahamas Defense Force

A Damen RoRo 5612 was launched this month at Halong Shipyard in Vietnam, the shipbuilder announced. The RoRo is one of nine Damen vessels ordered by the Royal

China, Russia in Sea of Japan Joint Military Drills

China and Russia will hold joint naval and air defence drills in the Sea of Japan, China said on Thursday, the latest exercises between the two countries which could concern Japan,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.1374 sec (7 req/sec)