Accession Number : ADA330407

Title :   Maritime Security Fleet: Factors to Consider before Deciding to Select Participants Competitively.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA330407

Report Date : 24 SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The Maritime Security Act established the Maritime Security Fleet (MSF) program, authorizing MARAD to enter into agreements with maritime shipping companies to provide DOD access to commercial vessels operating under U.S.-flag registry and related assets, such as port facilities, containers, and rail systems in a time of national emergency. In addition, the program was established to maintain U.S. presence in international commercial shipping by slowing the trend of U.S. ships seeking foreign registry, provide a readily available supply of U.S. mariners to crew government and commercial ships in a time of national emergency, and encourage shipping companies to participate with DOD in contingency planing.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *MOBILIZATION, *NAVAL OPERATIONS, *DEFENSE PLANNING, UNCERTAINTY, RAILROADS, QUICK REACTION, EMERGENCIES, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, FORECASTING, THREAT EVALUATION, MERCHANT VESSELS, PORTS(FACILITIES), CONTAINERIZED SHIPPING.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE