SIU-Crewed ARC Vessels Support Military Exercise


February 2017


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Three SIU-crewed ships recently played supporting roles in Operation Atlantic Resolve, a multinational military exercise.

Late last year, the MV Resolve, MV Freedom and MV Endurance – all part of Seafarers-contracted American Roll-On/Roll-Off Carrier’s (ARC) American- flag fleet – loaded more than 400,000 square feet of military rolling stock and other cargo over the course of one week in Beaumont, Texas. The vessels are operated by Tote Services for ARC.


When the cargo was being loaded in mid-December, ARC reported, “The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) of the 4th Infantry Division is deploying from the United States to Europe. The loading operation was coordinated by the Army’s 842nd Transportation Battalion…. The 3rd ABCT will set up operations in eight countries across central and Eastern Europe, as U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) increases its presence across the region to help strengthen NATO’s defense and deterrence measures. Operation Atlantic Resolve has been ongoing since 2014. Cargo logistics are being coordinated by ARC with U.S. Transportation Command, Military Surface Deployment & Distribution Command, and USAREUR’s 21st Theater Sustainment Command.”


The three Seafarers-crewed ships carried more than 2,700 vehicles and pieces of equipment.


Comprehensive information about Operation Atlantic Resolve is available on the Department of Defense website at: 0514_Atlantic-Resolve



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