OSI AWARDED THREE MLP VESSELS FOR NAVY MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND
Houston based Ocean Ships, Inc. was recently awarded a contract with the Navy Military
Sealift Command to operate three new mobile landing platform (MLP) vessels. The first
of this new ship-type USNS Montford Point was christened at the General Dynamics
NASSCO shipyard in San Diego by Mrs. Alexis Bolden, wife of NASA Administrator and
retired Marine Corps Major General Charles Bolden. The MLP will join the Maritime
Prepositioning Force squadron strategically located around the world to enable rapid
response in a crisis.
MLPs will provide a "pier at sea" capability that will become the core of the Navy and
Marine Corps seabasing concept. OSI will provide crews from the American Maritime
Officers and the Seafarers International Union.