T-AKR 9025 Strong Virginian
Strong Virginian is a lift-on/lift-off, multipurpose vessel that requires no shore-side assistance for cargo operations because of its 600-ton capacity cargo boom that allows it to lift extraordinarily heavy cargos. The ship will carry small vessels such as utility landing craft and mechanized landing craft to be used at ports during contingencies. In March 1997 Van Ommeren Shipping (USA), Inc. of Stamford, Conn., received a contract with an estimated value of $23.6 million for the charter of the MV Strong Virginian. The 24-month contract has two options--one for 24 months and a second option for 11 months.
|Length|| 512 feet
|Beam|| 105 feet
|Draft||29 feet, 7 inches
31,390 long tons
|Speed|| knots ( mph)
Sources and Resources
MSC saves $20 million on ship charter contract Military Sealift Command Newsrelease 24 Mar 1997 -- Van Ommeren Shipping (USA), Inc. of Stamford, Conn., received the contract with an estimated value of $23.6 million for the charter of the MV Strong Virginian.
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Originally created by John Pike
Updated Saturday, January 23, 1999 7:26:13 PM