American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group Inc. (ARC) loaded three mission-critical U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys onto the M/V Endurance at Blount Island Terminal at the Port of Jacksonville, Florida.

ARC Loads Mission Critical MV-22 Ospreys at Port of Jacksonville, Florida

Endurance will transport the Ospreys to Rota, Spain for discharge to support ongoing global operations.

“Military unit personnel and the ship’s crew all did a great job quickly loading these impressive pieces of equipment” said Chris Heibel, ARC’s Head of Commercial.

Endurance is one of the largest Roll-on Roll-off (Ro-Ro) ships in the world with an overall length of 868 feet (264 meters) and is one of only a handful of U.S.-flag Ro-Ro ships capable of and certified to carry V-22s. The vessel has a stern ramp capable of carrying loads weighing up to 320 metric tons (MT), a main deck maximum height of 20.50 feet (6.25 meters), and 262,000 square feet of militarily useful capacity.