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    NAVSUP FLC San Diego provides expeditious delivery of HAZMAT to USS Harpers Ferry

    Members of the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego Operational Forces Contracting Support Team met with the Supply Officer from the USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) in San Francisco on Oct 3.

    Photo By Tristan Pavlik | Members of the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego Operational Forces Contracting...... read more read more



    Story by Tristan Pavlik 

    NAVSUP FLC San Diego

    SAN FRANCISCO - Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego provided hazardous materials (HAZMAT) support to USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) while in San Francisco Oct. 7. Harpers Ferry HAZMAT officer contacted the NAVSUP FLC San Diego HAZMAT department requesting an emergent delivery of 3,500 gallons, 64 drums, of 2190 TEP lube oil.

    Upon the discovery of water contamination in the ship’s main reduction gear (MRG) lube oil system, the Harpers Ferry conducted several flushes to rid the system of contaminant. This resulted in a depletion of on-hand inventory. Without the 2190 TEP lube oil, the ships MRG, a system of gears set up to reduce the speed, but increase the strength of an engine or motor, would be unable to operate.

    “We received a phone call from the Harpers Ferry HAZMAT team requesting a large delivery of steam turbine oil,” explained Henry Grays NAVSUP Regional HAZMAT director. “Without it, the ship would have had to delay its mission.”

    In response, Grays mobilized the department to facilitate a two part delivery of 64 drums of 2190 TEP lube oil in only six days. This included locally sourcing 31 drums from the NAVSUP FLC San Diego HAZMAT Contract for Supplies.

    “Our role was to facilitate, coordinate and expedite the ordering and delivery from San Diego to San Francisco within a 10 day window,” clarified Grays. “We were able to provide 33 drums through the Consolidated Hazardous Material Reutilization and Inventory Management Program, both, at no cost to the ship, and with savings of approximately $40,000.”

    As the ship was preparing to leave port after participating in San Francisco Fleet Week, the quick response and execution of the deliveries from NAVSUP FLC San Diego ensured Harpers Ferry was able to resume its mission on schedule.

    NAVSUP FLC San Diego is one of eight FLCs under Commander, NAVSUP. Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, NAVSUP employs a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 25,000 military and civilian personnel. NAVSUP and the Navy Supply Corps conduct and enable supply chain, acquisition, operational logistics and Sailor & family care activities with our mission partners to generate readiness and sustain naval forces worldwide to prevent and decisively win wars. Learn more at, and



    Date Taken: 11.04.2022
    Date Posted: 11.04.2022 13:40
    Story ID: 432668
    Location: SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US 

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