North Charleston shipyard to overhaul Navy cargo ship

The USNS Lewis and Clark delivers supplies to other ships at sea.

North Charleston-based Detyens Shipyards has been awarded a $15.8 million contract to inspect, service and overhaul a Navy cargo ship.

The refurbishment of the USNS Lewis and Clark is scheduled to be completed by July 3, according to The contract with the Military Sealift Command includes options that, if exercised, would bring the total value of the project to $16.2 million. The Navy received one other bid.

Detyens will perform the work at a drydock on the former Navy base in North Charleston.

The 689-foot-long Lewis and Clark delivers supplies to other vessels at sea, including ammunition, food, repair parts and small amounts of fuel.