USNS GRASP Heads to 6th Fleet

The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command’s rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) departed today from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story to support U.S. Naval forces operating in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. While deployed, Grasp will conduct dive and salvage operations and training with partners and allies in theater.

The Grasp is the second of four U.S. Navy Safeguard-class rescue and salvage ships and will provide a forward-presence for emergent rescue and salvage needs and enhance the interoperability and capabilities of partners and allies in theater.

Grasp belongs to Military Sealift Command’s Service Support program. The ship is government-owned and crewed by civil service mariners.

Grasp’s sister ships are the USNS Safeguard (T-ARS-50), the USNS Salvor (T-ARS-52) and the USNS Grapple (T-ARS-53).

 

The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command’s rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) departs from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story.  US Navy photo by Lashawn Sykes.

The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command’s rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) departs from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story. US Navy photo by Lashawn Sykes.

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