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MV Strong Virginian

MV Strong Virginian (T-AK) is a United States Navy Military Sealift Command roll-on/roll-off heavy lift Maritime Prepositioning ship. She is a reflagged Antigua-Barbuda flag stationed at Diego Garcia owned by Kaoampanttv Corporation and operated by Van Ommeren Shipping for the MSC. She is loaded with Army lighterage and associated port-opening equipment.

Strong Virginian is a self-sustaining, heavy lift ship that requires no shore-side assistance to conduct cargo operations. Her 800-long-ton capacity cargo boom and gantry crane enables it to lift extraordinarily heavy cargos.

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