Southwest Marine Gets NavShips Contracts—Yard Undergoing Renovations

Southwest Marine, San Diego, recently was awarded two Naval Ship Systems Command contracts totaling $300,000 for the USNS De Steiguer (T-AGOR 12) to accomplish mid-term overhaul and sponsor modifications, and for USNS Taluga (T-A062) to accomplish necessary work required for the vessel's INSURV Inspection.

The San Diego yard is undergoing major yard renovation. Its 7,000-ton and 1,200-ton drydocks are being refurbished to allow certification under existing Navy standards. The 1,600-ton marine railway is just completing Navy certification. Two smaller marine railways, 300-ton and 500-ton, are being upgraded and increasing their lift capacity to 700 tons and 900 tons respectively.

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