Patriot Shipping to Transport USS Fitzgerald to HII Facility in Mississippi

The U.S. Navy has awarded Patriot Shipping a $3.1 million firm-fixed-price contract to transport the damaged guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald to Pascagoula, Mississippi, for repairs.

The company will heavy-lift the ship from Yokosuka, Japan, to Pascagoula to undergo repairs by Huntington Ingalls Industries, the Navy said Friday.

USS Fitzgerald suffered damages as a result of its collision with a container vessel in June.

Work to bring the destroyer to HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding facility is expected to conclude by November.

Patriot Shipping is a government contractor that provides management services for marine vessels.

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