MSC Charters Four Barge-Carrying Vessels

Four barge-carrying ships that will be used as supply depots in the Navy's afloat prepositioning force have been chartered by the Military Sealift Command.

The new contracts for the lighteraboard- ship, or "lash," vessels essentially renew charters with two companies that have been furnishing lash vessels for prepositioning off the Island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. The charters are worth nearly $210 million.

The vessels will be delivered to the Navy later this year or early in 1992.

A subsidiary of American Automar, Washington, will receive $34.8 million for the charter of the American Kestrel.

Either the Green Island or the Green Valley will be supplied by Central Gulf Lines Inc, New Orleans, for $39.9 million. It will also charter the Austral Rainbow for $32.5 million and the Green Harbour for $39.4 million.

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