Saturday, October 31, 2009

New Oiler Ship Sails to Chile in February

A U.S. fleet replenishment ship given to Chile will undergo a $30 million reactivation job that's expected to last three months. The USS Higgins would then set sail for Chile in February, according to the Mobile, Ala.-based Press-Herald. The Higgins has been mothballed since 1996. Its transfer to Chile's navy was finalized a year ago, as Chile's Defense & Military reported. The transfer was free, but required all reactivation work to be done by U.S. companies. Chilean sailors have already done some training on the vessel.

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