Navy Awards $3.1 Million Heavy Lift Contract for USS Fitzgerald Transport

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) sits in Dry Dock 4 at Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, July 11, 2017. U.S. Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command has awarded a $3.1 million firm, fixed-price contract for the heavy lift of the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62).

Patriot Shipping, based out of Houston, Texas, has been awarded the contract to move Fitzgerald from Yokosuka, Japan, to Pascagoula, Mississippi where the ship will be repaired by Huntington Ingalls Industries.

Heavy-lift will be completed by November 2017, the Navy said.

Patriot Shipping will utilize the Dockwise float-on/float-off heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf for the transport.