MARCH 4, 2013 — Marine Hydraulics International, Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $6,951,085 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4405) to exercise options for the accomplishment of the USS Cole (DDG 67) fiscal year 2013 selected restricted availability. A selected restricted availability includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations and modernizations that will update and improve the ship's military and technical capabilities. Work will be performed in Norfolk, Va., and is expected to be completed by June 2013. Fiscal 2013 Operations & Maintenance, Navy contract funds in the amount of $6,951,085 will be obligated at time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Norfolk Ship Support Activity, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity.
USS Cole is, of course, the ship that was the target of an October 2000attack carried out by Al-Qaeda in the Yemeni port of Aden; 17 sailors were killed, 39 were injured, and the ship was heavily damaged. After repairs at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Cole returned to service in August 2002.