The Metal Trades Department is proud to join with the Philly Shipyard in announcing the Philly Shipyard has been selected for the Antares repair.  The SS Antares is an Algol class vehicle cargo ship, owned by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) and managed by TOTE Services. The SS Antares undergoes routine repair and maintenance during its scheduled dry docking every five years.

Work on the SS Antares is expected to last approximately two months.  Philly Shipyard’s objective is to win similar repair and maintenance contracts going forward in order to continuously utilize its drydocks as part of its plan to reconstitute its workforce.

“This is the first step in restoring the Philly Shipyard to its prominence,” said Metal Trades Department President James Hart. “We are pleased that this contract will allow the yard to recall some of our vital Philadelphia Metal Trades workforce and will continue to work with the yard to pursue additional opportunities.”

Press Release - Antares Arrival - 080109 - F

Philly Shipyard press release announcing drydocking contract for MARAD ship