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

News

GEIMS Maritime Training accorded highest grade from DGS

GEIMS Maritime Training accorded highest grade from DGS Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies (GEIMS) is now the first approved maritime training Institution

BP Gulf Spill Trial Set For January

The high-stakes penalty phase of BP's trial over its role in the 2010 U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil spill will start next January, court officials said on Tuesday,

Canada To Keep Keystone XL Issue Alive With White House

Far from giving up on the Keystone XL pipeline to the United States, Finance Minister Joe Oliver said on Tuesday Canadawould keep the issue alive with the Obama

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction 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: 0.1023 sec (10 req/sec)