Southwest Marine Awarded Two Contracts Worth $2.8-Million

Southwest Marine, San Pedro Division, has been awarded a $1.24-million contract by the Military Sealift Command, Pacific, for the drydocking and lay-up of the USNS Comet.

The 449-foot-long Comet, a T-AKR with a gross tonnage of 13,793 tons, will be in dry dock for approximately 15 days for work on the hull, sea valves and the shafting.

Following drydocking and some post dock work, the Comet, which is being transferred from active to inactive status, will be prepared by Southwest Marine for lay-up with MarAd. The contract on the Shoshone, valued at $1.6 million dollars, is for drydocking, a complete paint job and maintenance work on valves, piping and pumps.

The Shoshone, a 659-foot tanker, is owned and operated by the Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

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