Ohio to Depart Beaumont Reserve Fleet

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The combination container vessel SS Ohio is scheduled to depart the Beaumont Reserve Fleet on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.  The vessel was recently sold for recycling to ESCO Marine, Inc. and its departure will reduce the number of non-retention vessels awaiting disposal from the Beaumont Reserve Fleet to eight. 

 
The Ohio was built in 1967 as a combination railway car/container-carrying vessel for Seatrain Lines, Inc. of New York.  Named Seatrain Ohio, the vessel was constructed by recombining modified sections from three WWII T2 class tankers.  The ship was the last of seven such converted vessels that were fitted with tracks and other special equipment so that railcars could move directly from the docks into the ship’ holds.  The ship spent its active career on charter to the U.S. Military Sea Transportation Service, forerunner of today’s Military Sealift Command, ferrying equipment and supplies during the Vietnam War.  
 
The ship was transferred to the Maritime Administration in November of 1973, renamed Ohio and placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, first in the James River Reserve Fleet in Virginia and subsequently in the Beaumont Reserve Fleet in Texas.
Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

7 Rescued from Sinking Freighter Near Haiti

Seven crewmembers were rescued after their 100-foot coastal freighter began taking on water and sank approximately 45 miles north off of Cap Haitien, Haiti, Friday.

Gazprom Transgaz Ufa Organizes Arts Festival

Over 200 healthy children and children with disabilities from Bashkortostan as well as the Volga Region participated in the Breaking the Barriers second interregional children’s arts festival,

Time-out for Kwanza Drilling

Statoil has decided to cancel the Stena Carron rig contract after fulfilling the work commitments in the Statoil-operated blocks 38 and 39 in the Kwanza basin offshore Angola.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
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: 0.1262 sec (8 req/sec)