Stennis Departs Dry Dock

Posted by Joseph R. Fonseca
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
USS John C. Stennis

 

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) has today departed the dry dock at Puget Sound Naval Shipyards and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) . The event marked the conclusion of the 9-month dry dock portion of Stennis’ Docking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) maintenance period.

 
“This milestone is a big win, not just for the Stennis and PSNS & IMF team, but also for the Navy,” said Stennis’ commanding officer, Capt. Michael Wettlaufer. “I am exceptionally proud of our team’s accomplishments in achieving this major milestone early and keeping Stennis on track to return to the Fleet, as scheduled.”
 
To date, Stennis and PSNS & IMF personnel completed more than 11,000 critical repair jobs including the restoration of Stennis’ multi-ton propellers, shafts and rudders, as well as refurbishing all four aircraft catapults.
 
Stennis also began installing the Consolidated Afloat Network Enterprise Services (CANES) communications platform and is in the process of upgrading the ship’s Phalanx Close-in Weapons Systems (CIWS) to the Block 1B baseline 2 variant, designed to improve the ship’s defense against close-range threats, including surface and air targets.
 
“A tremendous amount of work has been accomplished by the entire project team,” said PSNS & IMF employee John Simpson, Stennis’ Project Engineer Planning Manager, from Spokane, Wash. “It took teamwork by the ship, shipyard and alteration-installation teams working to make this event happen.”
 
On Wednesday, millions of gallons of water entered the dry dock as Stennis and PSNS & IMF personnel conducted safety and water integrity inspections throughout the ship. Once the dry dock was fully flooded, the caisson, a barrier separating the dry dock from the bay, was removed and Stennis, with the assistance several tugboats, safely transited to an adjacent pier where the ship will continue its DPIA.
 
“Flooding and exiting the dry dock takes a large orchestrated effort between the ship’s crew, docking officers and other support personnel,” said PSNS & IMF’s engineering duty officer, Lt. Rebecca Wright, from Colorado Springs, Colo.
 
Stennis is scheduled to complete its DPIA after conducting sea trials in the fall. 
Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

China's Maritime Advances Worry US

The Director of U.S. National Intelligence, James Clapper, has expressed his concern at the progress of China in maritime zones it shares with its neighbors, accused

Davie Building LNG-powered Ferries

Canadian shipbuilder Davie held a keel laying ceremony for MV Armand-Imbeau II, marking the beginning of the hull assembly for this first of two sisterships under

Keppel FELS to Deliver 100th Jackup Rig

Keppel FELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) is on track to deliver PV Drilling VI, a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to PV Drilling Overseas (PVDO),

News

China's Maritime Advances Worry US

The Director of U.S. National Intelligence, James Clapper, has expressed his concern at the progress of China in maritime zones it shares with its neighbors, accused

British Queen to Name New Ship

Queen Elizabeth II will christen P&O Cruises’ new flagship Britannia in Southampton, England, on March 10. She will be accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Berenberg in $1.1bln Box Bid

The world's second-oldest bank Joh. Berenberg Gossler & Co. KG is lining up a new fund worth EUR 1bn ($1.1bn) for the containership sector.   A report appeared

Marine Equipment

More Floating Accommodation for Lerwick

An accommodation ship, the SNAV Toscana is due at Lerwick on or around 6 March 2015 to supplement the floating accommodation at the port. Formerly operated as an Italian ferry,

VLCCF - 4Q & FY 2014 Results

Knightsbridge Shipping Limited ( VLCCF ) reports net income of $5.2 million and earnings per share of $0.06 for the fourth quarter compared with a net loss of $6.

“Jag Arjun” Delivered to Buyers

The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. (G E Shipping) delivered its 1996-built Capesize Dry Bulk Carrier “Jag Arjun” (164,796 dwt) to the buyers on 26th February, 2015.

Maritime Safety

Container Ship Runs Aground at Fremantle Port

A ship that ran aground at Fremantle Port early Saturday has been refloated. The 62,000-tonne Denmark-registered container ship Maersk Garonne became stuck in soft sand about 500m off South Mole.

Drowning at Castaway Cay

Police are investigating the apparent drowning of an American cruise ship passenger off at Disney’s private island in the Bahamas - Castaway Cay in the Abacos.

Zamakona Yards' Commitment to Well-being

Recently employees of Zamakona Yards participated in a training course for maintaining Health, Safety and Environment (HSE). The theoretical practice focused on working at heights,

Vessels

British Queen to Name New Ship

Queen Elizabeth II will christen P&O Cruises’ new flagship Britannia in Southampton, England, on March 10. She will be accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Great Lakes Shipping Worries about Tough Spring

Ice conditions have been causing concern for Great Lakes shipping industry. The satellite images show that the Great Lakes once again almost entirely covered in ice.

Berenberg in $1.1bln Box Bid

The world's second-oldest bank Joh. Berenberg Gossler & Co. KG is lining up a new fund worth EUR 1bn ($1.1bn) for the containership sector.   A report appeared

Deck Machinery

In Safety, Quality Comes First

Benchmarked, standardized and customizable – Rapp Marine’s array of crane options safely cover the full gamut of workboat needs. In the marine industry, one of

Maersk Orders Rolls-Royce’s New Anchor Recovery Frames

Maersk Supply Service orders Rolls-Royce’s new Anchor Recovery Frames for newbuild anchor handlers   Maersk Supply Service has exercised an option to add Rolls-Royce’s

Quality Comes First In Safety

Benchmarked, standardized and customizable – Rapp Marine’s array of crane options safely cover the full gamut of workboat needs.   In the marine industry, one

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics 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: 0.2926 sec (3 req/sec)