U.S. Navy earmarks $3.1m to lift damaged warship, USS Fitzgerald

US. NAVY USS Fitzgerald

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.

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.  

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