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US Navy Awards USS Fitzgerald Heavy Lift Contract

August 28, 2017

(U.S. Navy photo by Peter Burghart)

(U.S. Navy photo by Peter Burghart)

The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command has awarded a $3.1 million firm, fixed-price contract for the heavy lift of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) following a fatal collision with a Philippine containership off the coast of Japan on June 17.

Houston based Patriot Shipping has been awarded the contract to move Fitzgerald from Yokosuka, Japan, to Pascagoula, Miss. where the ship will be repaired by Huntington Ingalls Industries

Heavy-lift will be completed by November 2017.

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