As announced by the Department of Defense,
Inc., Crowley , has received a $43M contract
for operation and maintenance of six government-owned Marine Prepositioning
Force (MPF) ships. These ships make up part of the Military Sealift Command
worldwide prepositioning fleet. The contract includes four one-year options,
which, if exercised, would bring the total value of this contract to $232M.
Work will be performed at sea and is expected to be completed September 2016.
If all options are exercised, work will continue through September 2020. Jacksonville, Florida
There is no particular point to this post other than to note the cost of simple maintenance of the MPF vessels - $7M+ per ship per year. That seems like a lot of maintenance for vessels that don’t really operate much. I wonder what all is done that costs that amount of money?