U.S. Navy Decommissions USS Bonhomme Richard After Fire
The U.S. Navy held a decommissioning ceremony for the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base San Diego on Wednesday after last July’s devastating fire which...
General Dynamics’ American Overseas Marine (AMSEA) business unit won a major contract extension today from the U.S. Navy to continue to operate and maintain seven large, medium-speed, roll-on / roll-off ships (LMSRs) for the Military Sealift Command.
Under the terms of the $32.7 million contract modification, AMSEA will provide services including crewing, engineering, maintenance, procurement and provisioning.
Initially awarded in 2010, the contract has a potential value of $238 million over seven years.
“AMSEA has successfully operated the vessels in this program for the last nine years and we will continue our superior service for our customer under this new contract,” said Thomas Merrell, president of AMSEA.
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