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The MV Cape Texas, one of the Military Sealift Command's 33 roll-on-roll-off ships, battles choppy seas in the Mediterranean Sea. (News).

* The MV Cape Texas, one of the Military Sealift Command's 33 roll-on-roll-off ships, battles choppy seas in the Mediterranean Sea. The ship sailed in February from Corpus Christi, Texas, for the Middle East in support of possible operations there. The Cape Texas is one of the 72 civilian-crewed, noncombatant ships in the Ready Reserve Force that the U.S. Maritime Administration owns and maintains to meet surge-shipping requirements for the Department of Defense. When activated, the Ready Reserve Force ships are under the operational control of the Military Sealift Command. More than 95 percent of all equipment and supplies for a war or contingency operation moves on ships controlled by the Military Sealift Command.
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Date:May 1, 2003
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