Cargo Transfer from Offshore Supply Vessels to Large Deck Vessels

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-06-M-0173
Agency Tracking Number: N061-057-0890
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: N06-057
Solitcitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
202 Pacific Avenue, Bremerton, WA, 98337
Duns: 079273157
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ralph Duncan
 Seabase & Sealift Program
 (360) 479-5600
Business Contact
 Ronald Selvidge
Title: VP, Research
Phone: (360) 479-5600
Research Institution
The CONREP Crane telescopes out from a side access on the military guide ship and reaches out and rests on the flight deck of the approach ship. This allows the cargo weight to be shared between the two vessels. This also virtually eliminates the relative height changes of the crane over the decks, which eases the landing of cargo onto the decks.BENEFITS: The CONREP Crane system will transfer heavier loads at higher throughput rates more safely with less manpower than the existing UNREP STREAM system. Commercially, waterborne transportation companies seeking to expand their routes, would benefit from having ships CONREP Cranes incorporated to provide and acquire TEU cargo at ports of call that were previously not an option because of their limited or non-existent port craning capabilities.

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