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Vigor Wins Repair Contract for Hospital Ship USNS Mercy

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 24, 2022

(Photo: Aja Bleu Jackson / U.S. Navy)

(Photo: Aja Bleu Jackson / U.S. Navy)

Portland, Ore.-based Vigor Marine has been awarded a contract for a 90-calendar day shipyard availability for a mid-term availability of Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19).

The $20,187,816 firm-fixed-price contract includes a base period and options, which if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $20,915,538. Work will be performed in Portland, Ore., beginning January 16, 2023, and is expected to be completed by April 15, 2023. 

This contract was competitively procured with proposals solicited via the System for Award Management website and one offer was received.

USNS Mercy is the lead ship of her class of hospital ships in non-commissioned service with the U.S. Navy.

Originally built as an oil tanker, SS Worth, by National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, in 1976. the ship was renamed and converted to a hospital ship by the same company starting in 1984. Mercy was placed in service in 1986 with the primary mission is to provide rapid, flexible, and mobile acute medical and surgical services to support Marine Corps Air/Ground Task Forces deployed ashore, Army and Air Force units deployed ashore, and naval amphibious task forces and battle forces afloat. Secondarily, it provides mobile surgical hospital service for use by appropriate U.S. Government agencies in disaster and humanitarian relief, and limited humanitarian care incident to these missions and to peacetime military operations.

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