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MFI Selected to Supply for Greenland Pier

Marine Fenders International, Inc., a manufacturer of marine fendering systems, was selected to supply our Ocean Guard Netless foam filled marine fender system for the one of the harshest marine environments in the world, the DeLong Pier at the Thule Air Base in Greenland. The Maintain DeLong Pier project is located at the DeLong Pier along the Waterfront. The maximum mean daily temperature is 7° C (44° F) in the month of July, with a minimum mean daily temperature of -29°C (-20° F) in the month of March. The DeLong Pier was constructed circa 1950 and is a prefabricated steel structure 1,000 x 50 ftx oriented in the west-east direction. The pier consists of four steel barge units, each with overall dimensions of 250 x 50 x 10 ft., aligned end to end. The barges are supported by two rows and twenty-four bents of steel pipe caissons. Each barge is supported by two rows of six caissons. The project work consists of jacketing deteriorated north row caissons, installation of a galvanic cathodic protection system, coating of the south row caisson to barge interface, the installation of a Ocean Guard™ Netless foam filled marine fender system and the repair of a damaged barge unit. The replacement fender system consists of the installation of 20 Ocean Guard™ Netless foam filled fenders measuring 4 ft diameter by 12 ft long each


Underwater Construction Team 2 Dives into the Arctic

Lt. Cmdr. Bobby Greene, a Naval Reservist assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operational Support Unit (EODOSU) 7, right, and Chief Equipment Operator Mark Hurley, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, stand on a stage that will take them back to the surface during a dive supporting Navy Dive Global Fleet Station 2008 off the coast of St. Kitts. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communications Specialist Andrew McKaskle)

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Ernesto Hernandez Fonte, 30th Naval Construction Regiment Public Affairs Seabee divers from Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2 Air Detachment Alfa completed successful diving operations at Thule Air Base, , the northernmost deepwater port in the world, Aug. 27. For 600 military and civilian residents, the work of UCT 2 in maintaining the port was essential to their survival


What Happened to the Hunley?

Since its sinking on February 17, 1864, researchers and historians have pondered the above question for more than a century. What we do know, however is that a piece of Civil War history had been lying on the floor of Charleston Harbor off the coast of South Carolina. For all this time, no one, except showman P.T. Barnum (he once offered a $100,000 for the Hunley's recover during the 19th Century) had attempted to recover the doomed sub.


 
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