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IMO is looking at a global levy (tax) on marine fuels. Do you think this is

a really good idea
an unfortunate necessity
a bad idea
a really bad idea

Marine Log

June 11, 2008

$100 million Navy contract for NASSCO

General Dynamics, National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $100,000,000 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-02-C-2300) to exercise an option for long lead time material for T-AKE 12.

T-AKE is a new Combat Logistics Force Underway Replenishment Naval vessel. As an auxiliary support ship, the primary mission role, the T-AKE will provide logistic lift from sources of supply such as friendly ports, or at sea from specially equipped merchant ships by consolidation, and will transfer cargo (ammunition, food, limited quantities of fuel, repair parts, ship store items, and expendable supplies and material) at sea to station ships and other naval warfare forces.

In its Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future) role T-AKE will contribute to the accomplishment of the seabasing mission area. Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Jan., 2013. Contract funds will not expireat the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity

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