PM 341 Tankers
U.S. flagged commercial tankers, under long-term charter to MSC, transport refined petroleum products for DOD, primarily between commercial refineries and storage and distribution facilities worldwide. Tankers also perform unique missions such as refueling the National Science Foundation's McMurdo Station in Antarctica and the U.S. Air Force early warning station at Thule Air Base, Greenland.
- MSC transport refined petroleum products for DoD by moving fuel between commercial refineries and DoD storage and distribution facilities worldwide for the Defense Logistics Agency - Energy , DLA-Energy.
- MSC meets the core of fuel transported by sea for DoD using one of MSC owned champion-class tanker (due to be decommissioned March 2011, two state-class U.S. flagged tankers (5 year charters commencing Oct 2010 and Jan 2011) and one small, shallow-draft, U.S. flagged tanker (contracted through Nov 2011) and chartered by MSC.
- Additional requirements are met by expanding available commercial market charters on a short-term basis with preference given to U.S. Flag.