Maersk Awarded Three MSC Contracts

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Sunday, September 29, 2013
USNS GYSGT Fred W. Stockham: Photo courtesy of MSC

Maersk Line has been awarded 3 US Department of Defense, Navy, (Military Sealift Command) contracts to provide various services as follows:

In the first contract, Maersk Line, Ltd., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $31,817,327 modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise the third 12-month option period for the operation and maintenance of five government-owned Maritime Prepositioning Force ships: USNS 2ND LT John P. Bobo (T-AK 3008), USNS SGT William R. Button (T-AK 3012), USNS 1ST LT Baldomero Lopez (T-AK 3010), USNS 1ST LT Jack Lummus (T-AK 3011) and USNS PFC Dewayne T. Williams (T-AK 3009).

These civilian-crewed ships are deployed at sea worldwide to strategically place equipment and supplies to ensure rapid availability to the U.S. Marine Corps during wartime, humanitarian operations or other contingencies. Work will be performed at sea worldwide, and is expected to be completed by September 2014.

In the second contract, Maersk is being awarded an $18,678,083 firm-fixed-price contract for the operation and maintenance of five U.S. Navy ocean surveillance ships and two U.S. Navy missile range instrumentation ships. The ships are operated worldwide to support the Navy's surveillance towed array sensor system operations and the U.S. Air Force's dual band radar monitoring operations. Work will be performed at sea worldwide, and is expected to be completed by April 2014.

The third, a $7,883,584 modification to a previously awarded contract is to exercise the third 12-month option period for the operation and maintenance of USNS GYSGT Fred W. Stockham (T-AK 3017), a prepositioning vessel that supports the U.S. Marine Corps. Work will be performed at sea worldwide, and is expected to be completed by September 2014.

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