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The US Navy's first giant Mobile Landing Platform, basically a semi-submersible highway interchange artery on the sea, has been put to the test for the first time. Exercise Pacific Horizon saw the tanker-sized ship being used to convey outsized cargo from a cargo ship to the shore via hovercraft as part of a mock natural disaster response.
The chartered barge Ocean 6 being towed by tug boat Dona II in the Persian Gulf. The barge features all the information and coordination capabilities of a coalition warship's Combat Information Center. Ocean 6 will act as a command and control platform for personnel assigned to protect the Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal and Al Basrah Oil Terminal.
A Mulberry harbour was a portable temporary harbour developed by the British in World War II to facilitate rapid offloading of cargo onto the beaches during the Allied invasion of Normandy. A pair of Phoenixes at Arromanches Two prefabricated or artificial military harbours were taken in sections across the English Channel from Britain with the invading army and assembled off the coast of Normandy as part of the D-Day invasion of France in 1944.
originally posted by: hutch622
a reply to: hounddoghowlie
Didn't the British utilise a container ship during the Falklands war for their harriers . Could be wrong .