USA Contracts Cargo Ship In Indian Ocean for up to $46.5M
Sealift Inc. in Oyster Bay, NY received a $9.7 million firm-fixed-price contract for a 334-calendar-day time charter of the cargo ship SS Fisher to preposition U.S. Marine Corps ammunition at sea. Fisher is expected to operate in and around Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $46.5 million.
Sealift expects to begin work on the contract in November 2009 and to complete the work within 334-calendar-days or, if all options are exercised, in September 2014. This contract was competitively procured, with 4 offers received by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (N00033-09-C-3301).