Crowley Maritime Corp.’s global ship management group has landed more support work for the U.S. Government with the announcement Monday of a new technical management contract for six Military Sealift Command (MSC) Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS).
Services provided by Crowley will include full turnkey operation and management of the fleet, including crewing, and scheduled and unscheduled repair and dry-docking. The turnover phase will begin in late September, Crowley says.
“Crowley is honored to have been selected to provide technical management for such an elite government fleet,” said Crowley’s Mike Golonka, vice president, government services. “This contract is a perfect fit for Crowley, and would not be possible without the hard work and determination of our remarkable government team and the tremendous support we received from MSC.”
The Crowley contract covers five of MSC’s 14 Bobo Class ships – including the MV 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo, MV Pfc. Dewayne T. Williams, MV 1st Lt. Jack Lummus, MC Sgt. William R. Button and MV 1st Lt. Baldomero Lopez – and the USNS Gunnery Sgt. Fred W. Stockham.
“Vessels in the Bobo Class are named after recipients of America’s highest military recognition, the Medal of Honor,” said Crowley’s Sam Ailes, program manager. “It’s humbling and rewarding to provide service to this distinguished fleet as it fulfills its military duties. This is yet another critical government program and we realize what a privilege it is to serve it.”
The new technical management contracts follows the recent turnover of Military Sealift Command’s five T-AGOS/T-AGM vessels to Crowley management completed in the first half of 2015.