The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) Norfolk has awarded a contract worth USD 6.6 million to Vigor Marine LLC, seated in Portland, Ore, for regular overhaul and dry docking availability of fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202).
The overhaul, which is expected to last until April, will include port main engine, gyro replacement, number four ship’s service diesel generator, docking and undocking and underwater hull cleaning and painting.
If all options are exercised, the total amount of the contract could be raised for additional USD 1.4 million, bringing the total value to USD 8 million.
The primary mission of USNS Yukon, a Henry J. Kaiser-class replenishment ship, is supplying fuel to U.S. Navy ships. Yukon is the 16th ship in a class of 18 underway replenishment oilers, built for the MSC. The oiler operates within the United States Pacific Fleet.
|HENRY J. KAISER CLASS OF REPLENISHMENT OILERS|
|Displacement||9,500 tons light/40,700 long tons|
|Capacity||178,000 to 180,000 barrels of fuel oil and jet fuel|
Naval Today Staff, January 30, 2014; Image: Wikimedia