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WestPac Express

Okinawa, Japan

Project Specs:

Project Name: WestPac Express
Client: Military Sealift Command (MSC)
Operation: Year-Round
Began Service: 2003

Vessel Description:

Name: HSV WestPac Express
Size: 331-feet
Pax: Troops – 970, Cargo – 20,698 square feet (152 Hummers)
Speed: 20 knots (economical), 35 knots (warranted)

About the Client:

Military Sealift Command operates approximately 110 noncombatant, civilian-crewed ships that replenish U.S. Navy ships, conduct specialized missions, strategically preposition combat cargo at sea around the word and move military cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces and coalition partners.

Scope of Service:

The HSV WestPac Express is a high-speed transport vessel for military personnel and equipment over a 1,200 mile range in Asia. The 101-meter vessel, home ported in Okinawa, Japan, can carry 970 troops and 236 vehicles at speeds of 35 knots.