Nov. 14 (Bulletinstandard) — Detyens Shipyards has been awarded a $10 million contract for a two-month drydock overhaul of the USNS Joshua Humphreys.

The common shipyard availability work will embody basic providers like cleansing, routine upkeep and rebuilds, engine turbocharger overhaul and different work from lifeboats to portray.

The contract, introduced Tuesday by the Division of Protection, consists of choices which, if exercised, would deliver the cumulative worth to greater than $11 million. The corporate has already been obligated $10 million in Navy fiscal 2019 operations and upkeep funds already obligated.

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The USNS Joshua Humphreys is a Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler that has been retired and reactivated a number of instances because it was accomplished in 1987. It accompanies provider strike teams and different vessels to offer refueling for ships utilizing standard engines in addition to jet gas.

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The Humphreys has 5 refueling stations, carries as much as 180,000 barrels of gas oil and fuel and may switch dry and refrigerated cargo as nicely. It’s manned by a civilian crew operated beneath the Navy and is often unarmed, however in wartime high-threat areas will be mounted with Phalanx 20mm point-defense cannons for self-defense.

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