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Ocean Ships gets $32.3 million mod to MSC contract

Written by Nick Blenkey

USNS WatkinsOCTOBER 1, 2013 — Ocean Ships, Inc., Houston, Texas, is being awarded a $32,383,461 modification under a previously awarded contract (N00033-09-C-3200) for the operation and maintenance of eight Watson-class (T-AKR 310) large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ships. This modification extends the contract for a period not to exceed six months, in accordance with FAR 52.217-8.

Watson Class ship USNS Watkins

The ships are employed in the worldwide prepositioning of government-owned cargo, including hazardous materials such as explosives and ammunition, and vehicular, bulk and general cargoes. Work will be performed at sea worldwide and is expected to be completed by March 31, 2014. Subject to availability, Working Capital Funds in the amount of $32,383,461 are obligated for fiscal 2014, and will not expire at the end of that fiscal year. Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00033-09-C-3200).

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