This notice is coming out the same week as the Bloomberg News article detailing the extensive “aluminum corrosion” on the similarly built, and even more recent, US Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) also built at the same Austal shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.
A MARAD email states that there has been no testing done on the 2 vessels. BUYER BEWARE.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011
Hawaii OEQC Environmental Notice Page 13
Maritime Administration Offer for Public Sale of Two High Speed Vessels
The Maritime Administration of the U. S. Department of Transportation is offering for public sale, on an „„as is, where is‟‟ basis, two fast ferry vessels, ALAKAI, Official Number 1182234, and HUAKAI, Official Number 1215902. Bids may be submitted on or before 5 p.m. July 20, 2011. For additional details, please contact Mr. David Heller, Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering, Maritime Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366–1850; or e-mail David.Heller@dot.gov. Copies of this notice may also be obtained from that office. An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the Federal Register’s home page and the Government Printing Office‟s database. (see, 76 FR 35942, June 20, 2011).