The berthing of the USNS MENDONCA in the port of Alexandroupolis was announced by the president of the Alexandroupolis Port Authority, Kostas Hatzimichail, in a tweet:

“Further expanding the port’s capabilities with a truly large 290m ship! Another record among the many we have achieved!

In the third photo it can also be seen that at the same pier, 50m away, we are loading durum wheat at the same time!” wrote Mr. Hatzimichail.

“Docking of the 290m USNS MENDONCA ( @USNavy military logistics & support vessel for the @USAArmy ), the largest ship ever to dock at the port of Alexandroupolis, to load materiel and vehicles returning to the US!” Mr. Hatzimichail had written in his previous post.

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Capacity: 34,540 tons

The humongous ship will load military equipment and vehicles of the US Armed Forces participating in NATO and active in the Balkans and Eastern European countries, in order to transport them to the US.

“USNS MENDONCA” was built in 2001, her displacement is 34,540 tons and her current draft is 25.5 meters.

Its total length is 289.23 meters and its width is 32.23 meters.

The biggest rotation

As the president of the port had noted, with his earlier post on twitter “Until September 30, we are going to forward to the USA & Europe, the largest amount of military equipment that has ever been trafficked. With the rotation of June alone surpassing by 2.5 times the largest previous operation”.

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