US$14 million contract awarded for USNS Charles Drew overhaul

Image: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Burghart
Image: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Burghart – The Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) at Yokosuka.

The US Navy’s Military Sealift Command has awarded Vigor Marine a US$14 million contract for the overhaul and dry docking of dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10).

During the 47-day shipyard availability, Vigor will be furnishing general services for the ship, forward aqueous fire-fighting foam system piping replacement, docking and un-docking vessel, propeller shaft and stern tube inspection, underwater hull cleaning and painting, freeboard cleaning and painting, freshwater stern tube lubrication system installation, and flight deck nonskid renewal.

The overhaul will take place in Portland, Oregon from March 28 until May 13.

USNS Charles Drew was last at Vigor Marine’s shipyard in 2015.

The 14 T-AKE vessels allow navy ships to stay at sea, on station and combat ready for extended periods of time.

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