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.
Underwater Construction Team 2 Dives into the Arctic
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. The port, which is open for only 30 days every year, is a critical supply route for the base and supports its space superiority missions which include ballistic missile early warning as well as space surveillance.
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. Things changed however about 20 years ago, when American author, Clive Cussler, decided that he would try to explain the unexplained — he and his crew of divers from the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) ventured into the Charleston Harbor determined to locate the Confederate sub.