(e) The Sealift class tankers can travel at 16 knots with a range of 7,500 miles and have a crew of
(2) T-5 Class Tanker.
(a) The T-5 class tankers are the most modern in the MSC fleet with the last tanker being
delivered in 1986. There are five T-5 class tankers, each with a cargo capacity of 238,400 BBLS in nine tanks.
(b) The tanker has a draft of 34 feet when fully loaded.
(c) It is equipped with four cargo pumps to offload cargo and has a discharge capacity of 24,800
bbls/hour using all pumps. The discharge pressure of the tanker is 125 PSI for planning purposes.
(d) The pipe connections on the T-5 class tankers are 12 to 14 inches.
(e) The T-5 class tankers have a speed of 16 knots and a range of 12,000 miles and have a crew
of 23 with 9 officers.
(3) Offshore Petroleum Discharge System.
(a) OPDS was designed to be the answer to petroleum distribution in an undeveloped theater of
(b) OPDS consists of a 15 million gallon tanker, a SALM Buoy, and 4 miles of collapsible hose
(c) There are currently 5 OPDS tankers in the inventory. Each tanker can offload bulk petroleum
at a rate of up to 1,000 GPM or 1.2 million gallons per day (20 hour operating day).
(d) The SALM buoy is established and allows the tanker to anchor and hook up the hose
(e) Navy construction battalion and underwater diver support ate needed to establish the system.
(f) Once in place, the tanker can discharge petroleum from the SALM buoy to the "high water"
mark on the beach, where the fuel is transferred to the Army's IPDS or to Marine Corps' systems. Subsequent
tankers can anchor at the SALM buoy and offload their cargoes.
(g) There are five tankers presently equipped with OPDS. They are:
Potomac -- 168,000 BBLS