Military Sealift Command operates approximately 125 civilian-crewed ships that replenish U.S. Navy ships, conduct specialized missions, strategically preposition combat cargo at sea around the world and move military cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces and coalition partners. Our CIVMARs serve aboard the following classes of MSC ships:
Provides rapid transport of military equipment and personnel in theater.
Provides an afloat, mobile, acute surgical medical facilities when called upon to the U.S. military, and hospital services to support U.S. disaster relief and humanitarian operations worldwide.
Multi-product ships deliver ammunition, food, mail, dry provisions, limited quantities of fuel, repair parts, and expendable supplies to ships at sea.
Provides underway replenishment of fuel to Navy combat ships and jet fuel for aircraft aboard carriers at sea.
Transports, deploys, retrieves and repairs undersea cables.
Assists in rescue and salvage missions.
Provides repair services to submarines. Commanded by a Navy Captain with a combined civil service mariner (CIVAR)/uniformed Navy crew.
Provides towing services and operate as platforms for Navy divers in the recovery of downed aircraft and ships.
U.S. 6th Fleet flagship with advanced C4I suites. Commanded by a Navy Captain with a combined CIVMAR/uniformed Navy crew.
Provides dedicated support for mine countermeasures and special warfare missions. AFSB-variant of the mobile landing platform.
Delivers petroleum products, ammunition, food and other cargo to other ships at sea. MSC’s largest combat logistics ships.