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Military Sealift Command-chartered MV Ocean Giant Arrives in Antarctica as Part of Operation Deep Freeze
Military Sealift Command chartered ship MV Ocean Giant sits along the ice-pier at McMurdo Station as part of Operation Deep Freeze 2019. The ship was met by members of Navy Cargo Handling Battalion (NCHB) 1, who are working to offload the 498 containers and various breakbulk equaling nearly 7 million pounds of supplies such as frozen and dry food stores, building materials, vehicles, and electronic equipment and parts. Operation Deep Freeze is a joint service, on-going Defense Support to Civilian Authorities activity in support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), lead agency for the United States Antarctic Program.