The USA’s Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) has supported the move of several CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft for the US Air Force Special Operations Command at its Blount Island Marine Terminal.


Image source: Jaxport; CV-22 Osprey and American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier’s (ARC) Patriot.

From Hurlburt Field, Florida, US Air Force pilots flew the Ospreys onto the port, where stevedores from SSA Atlantic towed the aircraft aboard a waiting ro-ro vessel, American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier’s (ARC) Patriot. The aircraft will support military missions overseas.

The moving of the equipment through the port was coordinated by the South Carolina-based 841st Transportation Battalion and Virginia-based 597th Transportation Brigade, which are units of the U.S. Army’s Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command.