The US Navy’s seaborne logistics unit is closing in on charter deals that could put five clean product tankers into the service of its Hawaii-based Indo-Pacific Command.

Military Sealift Command has been seeking three MR tankers of up to 48,500 dwt for time charters lasting at least 12 months, with options bringing the total agreements to nearly five years, according to the US government’s procurement system.

The navy’s MSC has also been taking bids seeking two small, 8,000-dwt clean product tankers to carry fuel.