Detyens Shipyards in South Carolina is being awarded a $12,5 million firm-fixed-price contract for 71-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of the USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201). Work will include general ship services for ship clean and gas free tanks, voids, cofferdams, hazardous waste disposal, ballast tank recoat, tank deck overhead preservation, potable water tank preservation full blast/coat, port and starboard main engine 72,000 hour overhaul, cargo system wire replacement, cargo console mechanical support, rehooking and annual lifeboat recertification, rescue boat davit relocation, dry-docking and undocking vessel and underwater hull cleaning. The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $13,5 million. Work will be performed in Charleston, South Carolina, and is expected to be completed by June 10, 2015. The Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity.