Large Ship ‘SS Antares’ Leaves Locust Point for a Training Exercise

| September 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

The North Locust Point Marine Terminal has one less large ship as the SS Antares left the dock on Saturday morning for a no-notice military exercise. From the U.S. Transportation Command:

U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) recently conducted a no-notice exercise of Military Sealift Command and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration ships, which included the SS Antares. The exercise, known as Turbo Activation, validates the readiness of selected ships and tests their ability to meet activation time standards and Department of Defense mission requirements. The activated ships are directed to transition from a reduced operating status to a fully crewed status, with the quarters made habitable and cargo gear ready. Activations are commonly followed immediately by a sea trial.  USTRANSCOM conducts these exercises on a recurring basis to maintain the readiness of the United States surge sealift fleet to project and sustain joint forces around the globe.

SS Denebola remains docked at the North Locust Point Marine Terminal.

Photos and video below courtesy of Terri Harrington 

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