T-AK 9655 MV Green Ridge
MV Green Ridge is under charter to support the US Navy's Fleet Hospital afloat prepositioning mission. Green Ridge is a multi-purpose ship built in 1979. It is 508 feet long, 70 feet wide and has a deadweight tonnage of 12,702 long tons. It has 62,000 square feet of cargo carrying capacity, or room for 619 20-foot containers. Green Ridge sails at a speed of 16 knots. The ship carries a 500-bed Navy fleet hospital used to support Fleet and Fleet Marine Forces engaged in combat operations ashore. The hospital materials--comprised of 75 wheeled vehicles, 80 pieces of general cargo and 450 20-foot containers of tents, subsistence
and medical supplies--must be rotated back to facilities in the United States to be refurbished every five years. Green Ridge is currently prepositioned in Diego Garcia.
|Length|| 507 feet, 2 inches
|Beam|| 69 feet, 7 inches
|Draft|| 26 feet, 8 inches
12,702 long tons
|Speed||17 knots ( mph)
|Green Ridge ||T-AK 9655||Diego Garcia|
Sources and Resources
- MSC awards contracts to Central Gulf Lines Military Sealift Command Newsrelease 16 Jan 1997 -- Military Sealift Command has awarded a time charter contract to Central Gulf Lines of New Orleans, La., for the charter of the MV Green Ridge beginning July 1997.
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