MSB: Christening of the M/V Susitna

posted May 9, 2010, 3:12 AM by Tim Swezey
M/V Susitna Christening
Alaska Ship & Drydock on
June 11, 2010 at 10am
followed by lunch at the Ted Ferry Convention Center

M/V Susitna is the world's first ice strengthened, twin hulled marine vessel. In an innovative arrangement, the Mat-Su Borough will own and operate Susitna as a Roll-On/Roll-Off Passenger ferry and rescue boat. During the first five years of operation, Mat-Su Borough  will collect real life operation and performance data for ONR. At the end of this demonstration period Mat-Su Borough  will continue to operate Susitna as a ferry relieving the Navy of maintenance and disposal costs during and after the demonstration period. 

In conjunction with M/V Susitna Christening
will be
M/V Ken Eichner II Keel Laying Ceremony