January 20, 2015 – USNS Amelia Earhart: Joseph L. Cruz, left, Cabras Marine Corp. president; Cmdr. Joseph Casale, center, commanding officer of the Military Sealift Command on Guam; and Terry Marshall Watkins, owner of Cabras Marine Corp., are photographed at the ship repair facility on U.S. Naval Base Guam, yesterday. In the background is the military supply ship USNS Amelia Earhart, which is undergoing about $4 million worth of routine repairs. Cabras Marine won the contract to repair military ships on Guam in 2013. Photo by Gaynor Dumat-ol Daleno, Pacific Daily News
Cabras Marine Corporation (CMC) recently completed the Mid-Term Availability (MTA) of USNS Amelia Earhart. The Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship deploys worldwide to replenish warships at sea and was most recently in the Arabian Gulf last winter and comes to Guam for regular maintenance.
In addition to its scheduled maintenance, the USNS Amelia Earhart experienced damage to the hull prior to her arrival. Through its skilled workforce and resources, CMC was able to complete the MTA on time and was successful in its first hull repair which involved actual cutting into the ship, and replacing the steel. CMC’s efforts fortifies Guam’s capabilities in providing ship repair services in the mid-Pacific.
Further news coverage on the repair of the USNS Amelia Earhart and CMC’s services can be reviewed on Guam PDN’s: http://www.guampdn.com/article/20150121/NEWS01/301210006/