13:16 GMT04 August 2021
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    Vigor Marine in the northwest city of Portland has received a $24.4 million US Navy contract to overhaul the submarine tender Frank Cable, the Department of Defense announced.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Work on the ship will include tank inspections, free-board preservation, sewage tank preservation, engine room bulkhead/structural repairs, main reduction gear repairs, air conditioning plant repairs, high and low pressure turbine inspections and generator inspections, the Defense Department noted.

    Vigor Marine [of] Portland, Oregon, is being awarded a $24.4 million… contract for a 120-calendar-day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USS Frank Cable (AS 40)," the announcement stated on Friday.

    The ship’s 30- and 5-ton crane will be repaired and its heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems will be cleaned, the announcement added.

    Last year, USS Frank Cable made a historic visit to the Vietnamese port of Cam Ranh Bay along with the destroyer USS John S. McCain.


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