MSC Accepts Third Sea-Land Containership

T h e M i l i t a r y Sealift Command's emergency cargo lift force was strengthened when the Navy recently accepted from Sea-Land Industries the third of six of the fastest and largest containerships in the U.S.-flag merchant fleet.

The three 33-knot SL-7 containerships are part of a six-ship contract that includes spare parts, the lease of 4,000 containers, 800 container chassis, and the option to purchase two additional SL-7s.

Sea-Land is delivering three ships on the West Coast and three on the East Coast this fiscal year.

The first two SL-7s were accepted by the Navy in mid- October.

The ships will be placed temporarily in the Maritime Administration's Ready Reserve Force, part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet. When activated, they will be under the operational control of the Navy's Military Sealift Command.

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