MSC AWARDS THREE-YEAR, $108-MILLION CONTRACT TO MAERSK LINE
The U.S. Military Sealift Command has awarded a three-year, $108 million contract to Maersk Line Ltd. to operate and maintain 14 Auxiliary General Ocean Surveillance or T-AGOS-class ships.
The vessels support four Defense Department programs: the Navy’s Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System operations; the Navy Atlantic Fleet and Coast Guard counter drug initiatives; and the Air Force Electronic Systems Command’s radar missile tracking system.
Maersk Line, Ltd., based in Norfolk, Va., is the U.S.-flag operation of A.P. Moller. MSC, the ocean transportation provider for the Defense Department, operates about 110 noncombatant Navy ships.