USNS Grasp Was Here

T-ARS-51 USNS Grasp in Istanbul. Photo: Akıncı. Used with permission.

The Safeguard class salvage ship of the US Military Sealift Command T-ARS-51 USNS Grasp was in Istanbul last week for a short port visit.

USNS Grasp and her sisters were constructed for US Navy in 1980’ies to be used for  rescue and salvage operations throughout the world. The class was transferred to the MSC in 2006.

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