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HPI Project Award for USNS Roy M Wheat

HPI, LLC, a supplier of turbine control solutions and turnkey power plants, announced a project award to install a Propulsion Control System (PCS) aboard the USNS Roy Wheat. HPI was contracted by Keystone Shipping a ship management company for the US Navy. The USNS Roy Wheat is one of the Military Sealift Command's thirteen Container & Roll-on/Roll-off Ships and is part of the 32 ships in Military Sealift Command's Prepositioning Program. HPI is working closely with the Military Sealift Command towards developing a replacement propulsion machinery control and monitoring system based on the latest generation of ABS Approved Commercial Off the Shelf PLC’s and other automation components. The project also includes installation of a shaft propulsion controller, fuel metering valve, vibration monitor, and man machine interface.   www.hpi-llc.com  


Detyens Wins MSC Contract

Detyens Shipyard, Inc., North Charleston, S.C., is being awarded a $21,498,523 firm-fixed-price contract for the maintenance, repair and upgrade of Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic.  Work will consist of conversion upgrades as well as ship class- and certification-driven maintenance and repair work, and will also include dry-docking during an extended availability.  This contract includes options, which if exercised


NORSHIPCO Gets $5.7M for Conversion

Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydocking Corp. (NORSHIPCO), Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $5,720,897 firm-fixed-price contract for the conversion of fast combat support ship USNS Arctic. USNS Arctic was transferred from U.S. Navy's combatant fleet to the Military Sealift Command fleet. A major portion of the work to be performed under this contract includes habitability modifications to support operation of the ship by civilian mariners as well as repairs and modifications to other ship


ABS Awarded Military Sea Lift Command Contract

Classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is being awarded a contract with a cumulative value of US$ 25,000,000 by the Department of Defence's Military Sealift Command for vessel classification services. The Department of Defense, Navy, contract states that American Bureau of Shipping, Houston, Texas, is being awarded an $8,500,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with firm-fixed-price task orders to provide vessel classification services in accordance with


Baltimore Marine Industries Awarded Various Contracts

Baltimore Marine Industries (BMI) has been granted several new contracts for ship work, including one valued at more than $2 million for the drydocking and maintenance of USNS Butte, an ammunition ship from the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift command fleet. An agreement worth more than $500,000 for the drydocking and maintenance of Carnival Cruise Line's MS Imagination will also be performed by BMI, as well as a $3 million deal for the drydocking and overhaul of USNS Kanawha


Horizon Lines to Operate and Maintain MSC Oceanographic Fleet

The U. S. Military Sealift Command has given notice to Horizon Lines marine operations staff for operation and maintenance of the Oceanographic (T-AGS) fleet. The turnover operations are targeted for early October 2004. The multi-year contract award covers vessel maintenance of seven of the MSC’s Oceanographic (T-AGS) vessels, which are civilian-crewed auxiliary survey ships. Horizon Lines will provide crews and engineers to run vessel


MSC Oiler Honored with Environmental Award

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) receives stores from the Military Sealift Command underway replenishment ship USNS John Ericsson (TAO-194) during a connected replenishment. Hopper is homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and is on a scheduled deployment supporting Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and the global war on terror. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John L. Beeman


NASSCO Launches USNS William McLean

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SAN DIEGO – General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today launched the U.S. Navy’s newest supply ship, USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12), during an evening christening ceremony at the shipyard.  The USNS William McLean is the 12th of a class of 14 dry cargo/ammunition ships slated to serve as Combat Logistics Force (CLF) ships or be part of the Maritime Prepositioning Force. 


Detyens Wins $7.9m MSC Contract

Detyens Shipyard, Inc., North Charleston, S.C., is being awarded a $7,908,907 firm-fixed-price contract for a 55-calendar day regular overhaul/dry-docking of Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn. This shipyard availability is primarily for ship maintenance and repairs. Work will include cargo and ballast tank preservation; 54,000-hour engine maintenance; main engine clutch and coupling overhaul; cargo console cable replacement; cargo console system mechanical


New Commander, Sealift Logistics in Pacific

Sealift Logistics Command Pacific, the San Diego-based U.S. Navy command responsible for operational control of Military Sealift Command ships in the Eastern Pacific, changed command during a ceremony on board fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe at Naval Station San Diego. SEALOGPAC outgoing commander, Capt. David L. Kiehl, was relieved by Capt. Jerome Hamel during the ceremony. Since assuming command of SEALOGPAC in 2007


Navy Names Replenishment Oiler After Robert F. Kennedy

A graphic representation of the future USNS Robert F. Kennedy (T-AO 208). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Armando GonzalesReleased)

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced today that the next ship of the next generation of fleet replenishment oilers will be named USNS Robert F. Kennedy (T-AO 208). A ceremony marking the announcement was held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.


US Navy Ships Conduct Astern Replenishment-at-sea

Sailors man the rails of Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) as the ship leaves a Commander, U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo pier. Avenger-class ships are designed as mine sweepers/hunter-killers capable of finding, classifying and destroying moored and bottom mines. (U.S. Navy Photo by Kristopher S. Haley)

“While replenishments-at-sea are routine, astern refueling is unique and requires precise navigation and coordination,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jason Ileto, fleet replenishment scheduler for Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific. “[USS Pioneer (MCM 9)] and other minesweeping vessels


MN100: Safety Management Systems, LLC

Bill Mahoney (Photo: Safety Management Systems, LLC)

The Company: A leading US maritime consultancy established in 1996, SMSLLC provides practical risk mitigation solutions for vessel operators and stakeholders. Clients include a broad range of operators including Genesis Marine, American River Transportation Company, Seabulk Towing


This Day In Naval History: August 11

USNS Benavidez (T-AKR-306) underway (Photo: U.S. Navy)

1861 - USS Penguin, commanded by Cmdr. John L. Livingston, engages blockade-runner Louisa during the Civil War. The blockade-runner hits a sandbar near Cape Fear, N.C., and sinks. 1877 - Prof. Asaph Hall of the U.S. Naval Observatory discovers the first of two satellites of Mars


New Mission Set to Retrieve El Faro's VDR

El Faros voyage data recorder next to the ships mast on ocean floor (Photo: NTSB)

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will launch its third mission to the wreckage of the El Faro on Friday from Virginia Beach, Virginia. The mission’s primary objective is to retrieve the sunken cargo ship’s voyage data recorder.  


This Day In Naval History: July 28

USNS Watkins (T-AKR-315) (Photo: U.S. Navy)

1861 - During the Civil War, the frigate, USS St. Lawrence, spots a schooner flying English colors and gave chase. Some four hours later, as she is overhauling the schooner, the fleeing vessel runs up the Confederate flag and fires three shots. Firing with her forecastle battery, St


US Navy Accepts delivery of 7th Austal EPF

Photo: Austal

Austal USA’s Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) team finalized the delivery of USNS Carson City (EPF 7) to the U.S. Navy during a small document-signing event held onboard the ship on June 24, 2016.   The EPF program provides the Navy with a new high-speed intra-theater transport


Final Agenda for Marad’s Sexual Assault Summit Unveiled

U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul Chip Jaenichen (image: Marad)

The Maritime Administration’s ‘Call to Action’ will address Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Maritime Industry. Obtained this morning from reliable industry sources, the final agenda for what promises to a lively and possibly contentious meeting set up by the U.S


US Submarine USS Frank Cable in Palawan

USS Frank Cable. Photo: US Navy

 US submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrived in Puerto Princesa City in Palawan on Saturday, June 11, for a "scheduled port visit," according to the US embassy in Manila.   The visit will allow the ship’s sailors and military sealift command mariners to enjoy


US Navy's New Oceanographic Vessel Sets Sail

Ed Gent, Naval Oceanographic Office engineer, greets Rear Adm. Timothy Gallaudet, commander of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command and Oceanographer and Navigator of the Navy, as Gallaudet boards USNS Maury (Photo: U.S. Navy)

The U.S. Navy's newest oceanographic survey vessel, USNS Maury (T-AGS 66), recently completed its maiden voyage from Pascagoula, Miss., where it was constructed at VT Halter Marine, to Port Everglades near Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.   In Maury's first days at sea


Seaward Services Concludes 15-year Westpac Express Work

Seaward Services, an HMS Global Maritime company, recently marked the end of a 15-year working relationship with Austal on the Westpac Express project. Seaward Services was awarded a contract in 2001 to provide operations, maintenance and technical management


USNS Carson City Completes Acceptance Trials

Expeditionary Fast Transport 7 (EPF 7), USNS Carson City during Acceptance Trials in the Gulf of Mexico (Photo: Austal)

 Austal Limited announced that Expeditionary Fast Transport 7 (EPF 7), USNS Carson City has completed U.S. Navy acceptance trials.   The trials were undertaken in the Gulf of Mexico and involved comprehensive testing of the vessel’s major systems and equipment by the U.S. Navy.


Ferry Refit: The CAT Floats Again

The Cat as she was about to exit drydock following an extensive refit (Photo: Bay Ferries Limited)

The CAT high-speed ferry has been refloated following an extensive refit, upgrades and repairs at Detyens Shipyard in Charleston, S.C., which began in early April.   Following the refloating, final work, including completion of regulatory inspections and dock and sea trials


US Hospital Ship Aids South Korean Sailor

An MH-60S assigned to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 21 performs a medical evacuation of a sailor from Republic of Korea Submarine SSK Lee Eok Gi to hospital ship USNS Mercy (U.S. Navy photo by Elizabeth Merriam)

A U.S. hospital ship conducted a medical evacuation, or “medevac”, May 27 to assist an ailing Republic of Korea sailor aboard a Republic of Korea Navy (ROK-N) submarine.   At approximately 10:30 a.m. May 26, the Military Sealift Command operated USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) received


This Day In Naval History: May 16

USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) (U.S. Navy photo)

1811 - The frigate President, commanded by John Rodgers, exchanges several shots with HMS Little Belt during the night. Each captain claims the other fired first, increasing tensions between the two countries prior to the War of 1812. 1820 - The frigate Congress becomes the first U.S






 
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