Three Large Ships Left the Inner Harbor for a Military Sealift Command Training Exercise

| September 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, large ship SS Antares left the North Locust Point Marine Terminal dock for USTRANSCOM’s Exercise Turbo Activation. On Monday, Cape Washington, which docks in Port Covington, left for the same no-notice military exercise. And, USNS Gordon, which docks at Canton Industrial Area, also recently left to participate in this 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, Cape Wrath remains at Port Covington, and SS Wright remains at Canton Industrial Area.

Cape Washington photos courtesy of Rhiana Podraza Scholz

SS Denbola docked at North Locust Point Marine Terminal without the SS Antares adjacent to it

Photos and video of SS Antares leaving courtesy of Terri Harrington 

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