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MV Advantage (AK-9862)

Advantage Class Cargo Ship:
  • Built in 1977 at Nipon Kokan Kaisha Shipyard, Yokohama, Japan as a multi-purpose carrier for Wilhelmsen Lines
  • Purchased in 1988 by Red River Lines, re-flagged US and renamed MV Advantage
  • Acquired in 1988 by the US Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC) on a time-charter contract with Red River
  • Advantage (AK-9682) was one of the Military Sealift Command's 36 ships in the Prepositioning Program
  • Charter completed circa 1997
  • Purchased in 1997 by Sealift Inc. for commercial service
    Displacement 27,750 t.(lt)
    Length 561'
    Beam (unknown)
    Draft (unknown)
    Speed (unknown)
    Cargo Capacity (unknown)
    Cargo Gear 5 hatches with upper and lower 'tween decks, 1-150 ton Stulcken boom, 10-10 ton derricks, 4-16 ton cranes
    Complement (unknown)
    Propulsion 1 7RND 76 Sulzer slow speed diesel engine, 14,000 BHP, single shaft
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    Advantage 56k Advantage (AK-9682) lifting her anchor as she prepares to get underway, date and place unknown. Sealift Inc. web site

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