VT Halter Marine launches first two APL(S)-67 berthing barges for US Navy

VT Halter Marine recently launched the first two berthing barges in a series slated for the US Navy.

The non-self-propelled auxiliary personnel lighter (small) 67 (APL(S)-67) barges are to be used to house navy crews when ships are in port for availabilities and inter-deployment training cycles.

The vessels are designed to be mobile, enabling them to be towed to new bases or shipyards to support changing fleet requirements and also offer potential use for humanitarian missions and other temporary assignments.

The first two barges are expected to be delivered by autumn 2020.

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