The following article was released in September by American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group. American Maritime Officers represents all licensed officers aboard the M/V Endurance and in the ARC fleet, which is operated by TOTE Services, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL - American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group Inc. (ARC) loaded three mission critical U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys onto the M/V Endurance at Blount Island Terminal at the Port of Jacksonville, Florida.
Endurance will transport the Ospreys to Rota, Spain for discharge to support ongoing global operations.
"Military unit personnel and the ship's crew all did a great job quickly loading these impressive pieces of equipment," said ARC's Head of Commercial Operations Chris Heibel.
Endurance is one of the largest roll-on roll-off (RO/RO) ships in the world with an overall length of 868 feet (264 meters), and is one of only a handful of U.S.-flag RO/RO ships capable of and certified to carry V-22s. The vessel has a stern ramp capable of carrying loads weighing up to 320 metric tons (MT), a main deck maximum height of 20.50 feet (6.25 meters), and 262,000 square feet of militarily useful capacity.