More tonnage has entered the U.S.- flag fleet, which means more jobs for SIU mariners.
The Ocean Glory, a 560-foot dry cargo ship, was reflagged by Intermarine in May into U.S. registry. It is managed by Crowley Global Ship Management, and is operating under a Military Sealift Command charter.
“It’s always a good day when we get to reflag a ship under the Stars and Stripes,” said SIU Vice President Contracts George Tricker. “The Ocean Glory is a welcome addition to Seafarers-crewed fleet.”
Built in 2015, the Ocean Glory is equipped to carry a wide range of containerized, bulk and project cargoes, and is strengthened for heavy cargo. It features three cranes and can sail at 16-plus knots. It has a beam of 82 feet.
The Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) stated mission is to “operate the ships which sustain our warfighting forces and deliver specialized maritime services in support of national security objectives in peace and war.” SIU members sail aboard many of the agency’s 110 vessels, some of which are directly operated by MSC while others are under contract to private companies.
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