An analysis of the activation of the first 45 Ready Reserve Force (RRF) vessels activated by the Maritime Administration to support of Operation DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM. This report addresses the time sequencing of the RRF vessels and their material condition as they arrived at their activation facilities from various locations in the U.S. where they had been under long-term preservation and layup for periods ranging from one to seven years. Assessments are included on the performance of the major organizations involved in the activation; i.e., the U.S. ship repair industry, RRF vessel Ship Managers/General Agents, Regulatory Bodies (USCG/ABS), shipboard crews and the three Regions and National Defense Reserve Fleets (NDRF) of the Maritime Administration. The recommendations within this report encompass: improved vessel deactivation and layup procedures, Reduced Operations Status crewing of RRF vessels while in retention/layup, RRF programmatic changes relative to contract services, ship repair and equipment technical support services, and manpower availability and training.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Maritime Administration, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Sharp (George G) Incorporated

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  United States  10007

    Maritime Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Butcher, R
    • Cougan, H
    • Giblon, R
    • Kiefer, R
    • Schaff, J
  • Publication Date: 1991-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 154 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00666688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RRF-740-92003
  • Contract Numbers: DTMA91-85-C-50008
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1994 12:00AM