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Patriot Contract Services, LLC is a leading maritime contractor to the U.S. Government, managing and operating vessels. PCS currently manages three Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ships for the United States Maritime Administration (MARAD); eight Watson class Large Medium Speed RO-RO vessels for the United States Navy, Military Sealift Command (MSC); four Surge LMSR vessels for MSC; one special mission ship for MSC; and a shallow draft tanker for Schuyler Line Navigation Company. PCS also provides crewmembers for vessels operated by Kwajalein Range Services and other ship operators.

PCS has managed a wide range of vessel types for MARAD and MSC, including RO-RO vessels, LASH vessels, and general cargo vessels, powered by steam propulsion, slow speed diesels, medium speed diesels, and gas turbines.  PCS maintains a network of highly experienced mariners and vessel managers who are capable of skillfully operating a wide range of vessels used for both rapid military support and active special military operations.

PCS has a conducted over 40 on-time vessel activations for the US Government fleets.  These activations often occur with no advance notice, to test PCS’s ability to respond rapidly to the needs of the US Military. In each case we leveraged our experience, skilled staff, effective work processes and efficient structure to fulfill all commitments and requirements and ensure that the vessels were ready for full operations in the allotted time.

Our organization prides itself on its high state of readiness and its ability to respond quickly to our customer’s needs.  PCS’s professionalism has been recognized with a Professional Ship Manager award by the Maritime Administration.

Previously, for over five years, PCS operated eleven Surge LMSR vessels, including six new construction BOB HOPE Class vessels and the four LMSRs that are currently under PCS's management. We successfully operated and maintained those vessels in both Reduced Operating Status (ROS) and in worldwide Full Operating Status (FOS), sometimes in the most remote areas of the world. Our masters and crews are well versed in both ROS and FOS vessel operation, having provided worldwide ocean transportation service to the military through U.S. and multi-national exercises such as Cobra Gold, RIMPAC, and Foal Eagle, and through real-world operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). PCS-operated LMSR and RRF vessels have carried cargoes for military units that have included spare parts, containers, ammunition, aircraft, construction equipment, and combat unit armament.

PCS's methodology for ship operations is based on the international model for ship management. This model is founded upon a qualified well-trained shipboard management team and crew. This professional, sea-going cadre is supported by a core team of shore side professionals dedicated to a specific group or fleet of ships, which in turn is supported by a well-trained, experienced administrative staff and sophisticated information technology systems. PCS's ships are operated and managed in accordance with the highest international and U.S. Government standards, including requirements outlined in the ISM Code and ISO9001:2008, ISO 14001 (environmental management) and ISO 27001 (information security). PCS-specific management procedures in support of ship operations, including purchasing, accounting and property control, are approved by DCAA, DCMA, MARAD and/or MSC.

In line with its customers and its own requirements, PCS's objective is to implement and maintain the procedures, processes and systems necessary to:

Maximize Safety

  • Provide for and improve the safety of:
  • Our Personnel
  • Our Ships
  • The Cargo
  • The Environment

Maximize Vessel Reliability:

  • Provide each vessel in the state of readiness as required by the ship management contract or charter
  • Provide and improve vessel mechanical capability and reliability
  • Provide trained and competent crew

Minimize Cost:

  • Minimize loss
  • Simplify the procedures and processes necessary to meet our customers' objectives
  • Eliminate work not required for our customers' objectives
  • Spend only what is necessary to meet our customers' objectives