Another ship bound for temporary Terminal 5 stop: USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak

The Port of Seattle doesn’t know yet whether the proposal to berth USNS Bob Hope at Terminal 5 in West Seattle will be accepted. But another Military Sealift Command ship is on the way for a short stay, according to port spokesperson Peter McGraw:

(Military Sealift Command photo)

He says USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak is scheduled to arrive at T-5 next Monday and stay for about a week. It’s a “dry cargo-carrying surge sealift ship,” slightly smaller than the Bob Hope – 821 feet. According to, it’s currently docked in Tacoma. The ship is named for a World War I U.S. Marine Corps hero. It made headlines two years ago for running aground off Okinawa. During its temporary T-5 stop, it will join the soon-to-be-scrapped Matson Lurline.

1 Reply to "Another ship bound for temporary Terminal 5 stop: USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak"

  • JayDee January 5, 2017 (5:14 pm)

    Alas,the MS Luraline’s days are numbered…It has been a fixture in that spot since 2006.  It was named the same as a former Matson SS Luraline that sailed from CA to HI in the early 1960s with passengers.

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