The U.S. cargo ship MV Cape Decision, belonging to the U.S. Military Sealift Command, last week stopped in Poland to deliver combat equipment used by the Polish military in Iraq, according to a press release.
The Cape Decision, a 681-foot roll-on/roll-off ship, delivered more than 49,000 square feet of cargo in Szczecin, Poland. The cargo included more than 160 trucks, six helicopters, some tanks, trailers and more than 100 containers of supplies, according to a Sealift Logistics Command Europe news release.
The Polish military joined U.S.-led coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. Since 2003, U.S. ships have moved nearly 430,000 square feet, or the equivalent of 7½ football fields, of combat equipment for Poland, according to the release.
Since the beginning of operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, MSC has moved more than 88,634,187 square feet of combat equipment for troops worldwide, which they’ve equated to 932,991 sport utility vehicles that, if lined bumper-to-bumper, would stretch nearly 2,800 miles from New York to Los Angeles. The command’s ships also have delivered 8.8 billion gallons of fuel.