NAVSEA Diving, Salvage Experts Lead Navy Assistance to Free Intrepid

Monday, November 20, 2006
The Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) Supervisor of Salvage and Diving is leading the Navy’s assistance effort to free the ex-Intrepid. The floating museum became stuck in sediment Nov. 6 during a tow from Pier 86 in New York City to a New Jersey shipyard for refurbishment and repair. The salvage effort will include actions to inspect, dredge, stabilize and free Intrepid and make it ready for tow. While the Intrepid Museum Foundation received title to the ex-Intrepid after a 1981 Navy donation, the foundation called upon the Navy’s experience to assist in moving the ship. After conducting a hydrographic survey around the berth of the ship, the Secretary of the Navy determined that Intrepid was in a precarious situation complicated by the onset of adverse winter conditions and that the Navy had the unique capability to assist the Intrepid Foundation.

“The Intrepid Foundation does a lot to help the military and especially the Navy. As a result, we were happy to take on Secretary Winter's tasking to help the museum foundation during this tough time for them,” said Capt. Rich Hooper, director of Ocean Engineering in NAVSEA’s Supervisor of Salvage & Diving office. “The Navy has salvage expertise and also has specialized knowledge of the actions required to re-float an aircraft carrier like the Intrepid.” With the assistance of New Jersey-based contractor DonJon Marine Company Inc., the Navy is working 24 hours a day to free Intrepid and make it ready for tow by dredging, diving and airlifting sediment. source: NavNews From Naval Sea Systems Command Office of Corporate Communication

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Damen Builds Tug, Dredger for Nicaragua

The Nicaraguan port authority Empresa Portuaria Nacional (EPN) is set to take delivery of two newbuilds from Damen Shipyards Group. Damen built both vessels, a

Ennsub Delivers ROV Deployment Systems

Ennsub has completed the design and manufacture of two workclass remotely operated vehicle (WROV) deployment systems for ROVOP, due to be installed into a newbuild

Damen Shipyards Galati wins Dutch Romanian Award

Damen Shipyards Galati has been presented with the Dutch Romanian Business Award for its Corporate Social Responsibility plan, particularly the Group’s community investment initiatives.

Navy

US Navy: Tortuga Allision Costs CO, XO Their Jobs

USS Tortuga's (LSD 46) Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Thomas Goudreau and Executive Officer, Cmdr. John Fleming, were relieved of their duties Dec. 16, due to loss of

Japan Gains Edge in Australia Submarine Deal

Australia and Japan appear to be inching closer to an agreement on the sale the top-secret technology from Japan to build a fleet of new generation submarines.

Indian Shipyard Eyes Foreign Warship Orders

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE)  is trying to get a toehold in the international market, eyeing orders worth $425 million to supply warships

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1140 sec (9 req/sec)