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Croatian Shipyard Wins Big U.S Navy Repair Contract

CroatiaA shipyard in the Croatian port town of Rijeka has been awarded a contract to repair a U.S. Navy ship…

The Viktor Lenac shipyard was awarded a $21,383,394 firm-fixed-price contract for a 179-day Extended Service Life Programme, dry docking and ship repair of USS Mount Whitney, reports Marine Log.

The USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) is a Blue Ridge class command ship of the US Navy and is the flagship of the Sixth Fleet. She is also the command and control ship for the Commander Joint Command Lisbon and the Commander Striking Force NATO and is homeported in Gaeta, Italy. The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $29,674,806. Work will be performed in Rijeka, Croatia, and is expected to be completed by July 2015.

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