Service Craft Disposal
Service craft are noncommissioned vessels that provide general support to combatant forces and shore establishments. The Navy’s service craft range in variety from small vessels to cranes and berthing barges and can be found all over the world. As with the Navy’s ships, the Navy Inactive Ships Program (PMS 333) coordinates the disposal of service craft that have been stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.Objectives
What We Do
- Eliminating surplus service craft from the Navy’s inventory
When a service craft is removed from service and designated for disposal, the Navy Inactive Ships Program works to facilitate its sale, or to dispose of the craft as appropriate. If a service craft commands high value in the private sector, PMS 333 uses the Exchange/Sale Authority of 40 USC 503 to list the craft for public sale with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA Disposition Services). With direction from the General Services Administration (GSA), DLA Services acts as the sales agent of surplus service craft for the Navy. Revenues from the sale of service craft are returned to the Navy where the funds are used to buy new service craft or environmentally remediate additional craft designated for disposal.
Other service craft may be transferred to a federal or state agency, or donated to a qualified non-profit organization. A few service craft have also been sunk to become artificial reefs.Accomplishments
Since 1999, the Inactive Ships Program Office has directed the sale, transfer, or disposal of over 300 surplus Navy service craft. In 2006, 18 service craft were sold.Schedule
Please contact DLA Disposition Services for information on service craft scheduled sales