Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Turbo Activation: Ready, Set…SEALIFT!

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – Two years ago, the United States Transportation Command, in conjunction with the Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) and the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD)...

September 7, 2021
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Crowley Awarded Contract to Manage Vessel Acquisitions for MARAD’s Ready Reserve Force

The U.S. Maritime Administration has awarded Crowley Maritime Corporation with a multi-year, $638 million Vessel Acquisitions Management contract. As the Vessel Acquisition Manager, Crowley will assist MARAD in acquiring and...

July 28, 2021
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

America’s Surge Sealift: What Are They Not Telling Us?

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – On January 22, 2020, the Inspector General (IG) for the Department of Defense released a declassified and redacted report, entitled, Audit of Surge Sealift Readiness...

January 28, 2020
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Maritime News

Turbo Activation – A Sealift Surge, or just a Trickle?

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D.  – In September, gCaptain reported on Turbo Activation 19-Plus, US Transportation Command’s largest peacetime exercise of the 61-ship surge sealift fleet. Initial assessments, gathered from...

December 31, 2019
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Military Sealift Command Top Brass Discuss Turbo Activation

U.S. Military Sealift Command commanders overseeing the U.S Transportation Command’s recent turbo activation are providing new details about the large-scale “stress test” exercise involving dozens of reserve ships and hundreds of civilian mariners.  Five...

October 9, 2019
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Monday, September 23, 2019

The Long Gray Line – Turbo Activation 2019

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – On Monday, September 16, 2019, the United States Transportation Command ordered the no-notice activation of 28 out of the 61 ships held in the reserve...

September 23, 2019
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