Advantis Marine, the marine services arm of Hayleys Advantis Limited, offered end-to-end port side logistics support to the USS Frank Cable (AS-40) submarine tender vessel during its recent refueling and port visit to Sri Lanka. Advantis provided all port agency and husbandry services to the vessel while it was berthed at the East Container Terminal of the Colombo Port from 29th August to 1st September.
Keeping in mind the security requirements of such a vessel, the Advantis Marine team stepped in well before its arrival, barricading off and managing access to the designated port area. Once berthed, they managed everything from crew changes to provision of supplies for both the ship and its crew to waste removal from the vessel. They also handled ground transportation requirements for the crew, providing shuttle services for their regular visits to the city as well as guides and vehicles for their excursions to other parts of the island.
“It was our honor to provide port agency and husbandry services to the USS Frank Cable during its visit to Sri Lanka. True to our ethos of going ‘beyond logistics’, we worked in tandem with all stakeholders including the American Embassy in Colombo, the Sri Lanka Navy, the Ports Authority of Colombo, and the vessel itself to provide tailor-made solutions that met their every requirement,” said Lilip Sanjeewa, General Manager of Advantis Marine.
Stationed in Guam to support U.S. military forces and provide rescue and recovery assistance in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the USS Frank Cable has a crew of nearly 500 and is currently on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet and 7th Fleet area of operations to conduct maintenance and support for U.S. Navy submarines and surface vessels.