Navy contemplates buying existing ships for tow, salvage, rescue missions

By Justin Doubleday / April 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM
The Navy is considering buying existing vessels for towing, salvage and rescue purposes, as the service weighs plans to initiate a program this year to design and construct new ships for such missions. Naval Sea Systems Command late last month put out a request for information from sources interested in selling existing commercial vessels to the Navy to perform towing, salvage and rescue missions. For response purposes, the notice states, it should be assumed the Navy is interested in buying...

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