USNS Yano calls
Apr 7, 2005
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The US pre-positioning ship, USNS Yano (T-AKR 297) is currently in Durban loading bunkers and supplies. Yano is a sister ship to USNS Shughart (T-AKR 295) and is a former container vessel converted in 1997 for Military Sealift Command service.
USNS Yano on arrival in Durban on 6 April 2005. Picture by Terry Hutson
The vessel displaces 54,298 tons fully loaded and is 276m in length with a 32.2m beam. Her propulsion consists of a diesel engine outputting 46,753 hp and driving a single shaft for a speed of 24 knots.
USNS Yano was built at the AP Moller Odense shipyard in Lindo, Denmark and entered service for Maersk, before her conversion as a pre-positioning vessel in 1997.
The vessel is expected to sail either later today or tomorrow.
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