The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) has confirmed that TOTE Services has selected Philly Shipyard of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to construct the newest class of training ship, the National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV).
The shipyard will construct up to five new ships to provide maritime training for America’s future mariners and to support humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in times of need.
The NSMV will feature numerous instructional spaces, a full training bridge, a roll-on, roll-off ramp, and space for up to 600 cadets.
The NSMV will also be available to support federal government efforts in response to national and international disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes. In this role as a National Defense Reserve Fleet vessel, the NSMV will incorporate medical capabilities, a command and control platform, and berthing for up to 1,000 first responders and recovery workers.
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