US DoD Extends Austal Chartering Contract
The Dept of Defense exercise a 6-month option period for worldwide charter of a US-flagged passenger/cargo ferry.
The vessel will support the Marine Corps, Third Marine Expeditionary Force, and will operate out of Okinawa, Japan.
US Department of Defense state that contract funds in the amount of $6,968,500 are obligated for fiscal 2013. Work will be performed at sea worldwide, and is expected to be completed by August 2013. Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.