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Photographer:DIMITRIS MENTAKIS [View profile]Title:USS Swift HSV2Added:Jan 21, 2018
Captured:January 21, 2018IMO:9283928Hits:1,536
Location:Perama, Piraeus, Greece
Photo Category: Casualties
Vessel Identification
Pennant no.:HSV2
Former name(s):
- Hsv 2 Swift (Until 2014 Sep)
- Swift (Until 2013 Mar)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Logistics Naval Vessel
Gross tonnage:5,936 tons
Summer DWT:700 tons

Additional Information
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:2003
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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rarcand on Jan 23, 2018 00:39 (1 year ago)
According to this site :
the name would be HSC Swift 1. That makes a lot of names for a floating wreck.
davidships on Jan 22, 2018 14:25 (1 year ago)
I would normally agree with that, rarcand. But she was renamed back in 3/2017, so at least a little less sure!
rarcand on Jan 22, 2018 02:46 (1 year ago)
So we can reasonably think the the present name is IFT (clearly visible on the MattyBoy picture Usually this could mean an imminent scrapping.
davidships on Jan 21, 2018 21:30 (1 year ago)
Yes, Steven, MSC-operated but leased from Bollinger/Incat USA, Lockport LA.
This is probably a reasonable summary:

For the period after her return to Incat, Tasmania at the end of her charter to MSC, the correct names would appear to be:

7/2013-7/2015: SWIFT (US, later Marshall Islands, flag)
7/2015-3/2017: SWIFT 1 (UAE flag) from sale to National Marine Dredging Co (which could have been a front for other intersts)
from 3/2017: IFT (Cook Islands flag), from sale to Sea Speed Jet Nievo Ltd, Limassol (Sea Jets Maritime Co, Piraeus). The shortened name is just about visible on the side of the stern on this and the other photos in Greece

And from 7/2013 also a civilian vessel, presumably in HSV category (prior to "Casualty")
Steven Collingwood on Jan 21, 2018 20:41 (1 year ago)
Looking at the picture, it looks like the fire burned completely through from the bow (likely hit area) to stern on the cargo deck. I don't know if this kind of ship with aluminum (?) construction can be effectively and affordably repaired with this kind of damage, or would be better to scrap and seek another ship.
Steven Collingwood on Jan 21, 2018 20:38 (1 year ago)
I don't know if she was ever actually commissioned. I think she was more of a civilian crewed contact ship that was coordinated by the US Military Sealift Command US Army Transportation Command. I think she was used for intra theater support and to help develop the follow T-EPF concept.
D173457Q Brian on Jan 21, 2018 19:58 (1 year ago)
Is she now owned by Seajets ?
rarcand on Jan 21, 2018 19:47 (1 year ago)
The ship was part of the United States Navy from 2003 to 2013. The attack in which it became a casualty was in 2016 when it was under the ownership of the National Marine Dredging Company, an United Arab Emirates company. So, I wonder why it is still identified under an US Navy identity.
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