MSC Awards Contracts Totaling $154.2 Million

Following competitive procurement, the Navy's Military Sealift Command has awarded six firmfixed price contracts for the transportation of Department of Defense cargo.

—$55,093,944 to Central Gulf Lines, Incorporated of New Orleans, La., for the charter of two U.S.-flag dry cargo ships, MV Green Wave ($25,074,939) and SS Rover ($30,019,005). MV Green Wave will continue to resupply Greenland and the Antarctic, and SS Rover will be assigned to the ammunition run from Sunny Point, N.C., to Nordenham, Germany for the resupply of Europe.

—$36,839,640.50 to Vessel Charters, Incorporated of New York, N.Y., for the charter of two U.S.-flag dry cargo ships, SS Santa Adela ($18,294,789.50) and SS Santa Juana ($18,544,851). SS Santa Adela will continue to operate from the U.S. West Coast to mid-Pacific Islands and Far East ports supporting all branches of the Armed Forces.

Itineraries include Midway and Wake Islands and other areas where there is little or no commercial service.

SS Santa Juana will be assigned the shuttle run between Subic Bay, R.P., and Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean. This service has been continuous since 1981 and is used to transport containers and breakbulk cargo for the U.S. Navy.

—$33,197,249 to American Automar, Incorporated of Washington, D.C., for the charter of SS LASH Pacifico, a U.S.-flag dry cargo ship.

The SS LASH Pacific will function as part of the U.S. Navy's Afloat Prepositioning Force. As such, this ship will be used for the prepositioning, transportation, and safe stowage of essential war materials that will be used by U.S. forces deployed to forward sites in a contingency.

—$29,119,571 to Maersk Line, Limited of Madison, N.J., for the charter of MV Elisabeth Maersk, a U.S.-flag dry cargo ship which will operate from the U.S. West Coast and resupply the Pacific Islands and Far East ports.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 14,  Jun 1988

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