Detyens Shipyards is awarded a contract for a 75-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry-docking of U.S. Navy dry cargo ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2).
The firm-fixed-price contract, worth around $21 million, was awarded by Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) which operates the vessel.
Work will be performed in North Charleston, South Carolina, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 20, 2019.
USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) is a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship operated by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC).
The ship’s mission is to deliver ammunition, provisions, stores, spare parts, potable water and petroleum products to carrier battle groups and other naval forces, serving as a shuttle ship or station ship.
Sacagawea got underway for its first deployment 11 December 2008 in the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet area of operations.