NAVSEA Diving, Salvage Experts Lead Navy Assistance to Free Intrepid
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…
Fire Rips through Maritime Museum in Indonesia
A huge fire destroyed most of a Dutch colonial heritage site dating back to the 17th century, including a maritime museum, in the north of the capital Jakarta on Tuesday. Television images showed flames ripping through the red-tiled roof of the whitewashed rectangular buildings. No casualties were reported. “Most of the building...was on fire,” the city fire department said on its website. “The Bahari Museum is being cooled down,” it said on its official Twitter account. The buildings…
Concorde Towed to the Intrepid
The British Airways Concorde on a barge makes it's way past the Statue of Liberty headed for the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Nov. 25, 2003. USCG Photo/Mike Hvozda
Intrepid to Close for Repairs, Renovation
The aircraft carrier Intrepid, the military museum that has been docked on the Hudson River for 24 years, is scheduled to close on Oct. 1 and will be moved soon afterward to New Jersey for repairs and Staten Island for renovation. The New York Times reported that about a month after the museum closed, the carrier would be towed away from its mooring at Pier 86 and is not expected to return for 18 months. The museum's directors approved the general plan last week after Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the City Council agreed to provide a total of $17 million over the next two years for the overhaul of the carrier and the pier. Gov. George E. Pataki pledged an additional $5 million in state economic development funds.
Roberts: NY Tug Races Back on, Probably
Capt. Jerry Roberts (L) presides over the tattoo competition during the 2003 tug races. Tattoo must be on a part of the anatomy "that can be shown in public." (Don Sutherland.). Capt. Jerry Roberts, master architect of the Intrepid Tug Challenge of the past thirteen years, has announced plans to bring the Labor Day event to the National Lighthouse Museium at St. George, Staten Island, where he recently signed-on as executive director. "We'd have preferred announcing this earlier," said Capt. At presstime, Capt. Roberts expressed hope the event could be held at the Lighthouse Museum's pier on the traditional Labor Day date. "There's an enormous amount to be done, and only a short time.
Navy Enters Final Dredging Stage For USS Intrepid
According to reports, the Navy may be ready to move USS Intrepid from its muddy misery early next month, as it enters the final stages of a dredging operation to free the historic aircraft carrier. Intrepid Foundation officials obtained a monthlong extension on its federal dredging permit Tuesday from the New York State Department of Conservation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, enabling the Navy's dredging work to continue uninterrupted in the Hudson River, according to Bill White, president of Intrepid Museum Foundation. He said the Navy hoped to finish the task and get Intrepid under way by early December. Crews were working around the clock, he said. The famed World War II aircraft carrier, converted in 1982 to a floating military and space museum, became stuck in the mud Nov.
Donjon Marine Dredges for Intrepid Return
Donjon Marine, Co., Inc., was contracted by the U.S. Navy, Office of the Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), as requested by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide dredging and related support services for the return of the Ex-USS Intrepid to its permanent berth located at Pier 86, Manhattan, New York. The WWII vintage U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier has been in services as a museum and educational center by the Intrepid Association in . Donjon was initially hired in November…
WWII Museum’s PT-305 Sails Again
Commercial workboat philanthropy on display on PT-305: WWII Museum’s PT-305 sails again after a far reaching donor-funded restoration. In March, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans launched its reconstructed PT-305, built locally by Higgins Industries in 1943. The museum acquired the boat known as the USS Sudden Jerk in 2007, restoration began in 2009, and it now sails Lake Pontchartrain as an interactive exhibit. PT-305, with a fifteen-man crew, belonged to a 12-ship squadron operating in the Mediterranean from 1944 until the war ended in 1945.
Coast Guard Photo
In this photo by the U.S. Coast Guard, a boat crew from Coast Guard Marine Safety and Security Team Boston escorts the Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New York as the ship sails into New York Harbor Monday, Nov. 2, 2009. The amphibious transport dock (LPD 21), laid with seven and a half tons of steel from the World Trade Center in its bow, will be comissioned in a ceremony at the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum Nov. 7th. It is the sixth Navy ship to bear the name New York. The…
Vote Once, Vote Often: Preserve NY Maritime Heritage
The Partners in Preservation program is encouraging readers to vote through May 21, 2012, to support several key historic maritime places in and around New York. In total there are 40 sites listed on the website competing for $3m in grants through Partners in Preservation, a collaboration between American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, to spotlight the importance of historic preservation. The public is encouraged to vote daily for their favorite of the 40 historic sites at www.PartnersinPreservation.com or www.Facebook.com/PartnersinPreservation.
McAllister to Tow Intrepid
On Monday November 6th, McAllister Towing will move the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid from her home on the Hudson River at Pier 86 to Bayonne, NJ. The task of moving the massive 920 ft. carrier will begin with a launching ceremony featuring such dignitaries as Senator Hillary Clinton and former NYC mayors David Dinkins and Ed Koch. Depending on tide and weather. The operation will consist of five tugs from McAllister. The newly repowered Christine McAllister with 6,140 hp and 80 tons of bollard pull will be the lead tow tug. The vessel will be assisted by four highly versatile tractor tugs of the McAllister fleet. The Robert E., Kaleen, Vicki, and Brooklyn McAllister will add an additional 15,650 hp to the job.
US Navy Cargo Ship Drifts Powerless
The U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command cargo ship Cape Intrepid lost power and drifted in the Strait of Juan de Fuca for about 3 miles before a tug intervened to take control of the vessel on Saturday. The 685-foot Navy-contracted cargo was undergoing sea trials after a long period docked in Tacoma when it lost power about 2:30 a.m. Saturday north of Clallam Bay. Coast Guard Lt. Ben Weber says it drifted about 3 ½ miles before the emergency tug Jeffrey Foss reached it approximately two hours later. The tug Jeffrey Foss has taken the vessel to Port Angeles in Washington for repairs.
Seacat Debuts First Tank-tested Catamaran
Following the completion of preliminary sea trials, offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services unveiled the British-built Seacat Intrepid, the first DNV GL certified 26-meter crew transfer vessel to benefit from a unique three-year offshore wind farm workboat tank testing research and development program that capitalized on an improved understanding of wind, wave and weather conditions within European waters. Seacat Intrepid boasts a fuel capacity of 26,000 liters…
Battle of the Atlantic Memorial Planned in Liverpool
A fundraising campaign to build a international memorial dedicated to the estimated 100,000 people who lost their lives during the Battle of the Atlantic in World War II, as well as those who served and survived, is being launched in Liverpool. The Battle of the Atlantic Memorial (BOAM), the charity leading the campaign, will stage a press call with war veterans on the Liverpool’s iconic waterfront to launch the fundraising effort to build the 28 meter monument in the shape of a merchant ship split in two.
World's Largest Jack-up Rig Named
In a ceremony held at the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore, the ultra harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Intrepid was named in the presence of the Guest of Honour Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport in Singapore. With a leg length of 206.8 m (678 ft) the rigs are the world’s largest jack-up rigs and are designed for year round operation in the North Sea, in water depths up to 150 m (492 ft). Maersk Intrepid, named by Karen Tiffen, wife of Martin Tiffen, Managing Director of Total E&P Norge AS…
Viking Ship Lift Uses Modulift
Modulift, a modular spreader system has been utilized by Meade Crane Services Ltd. to assist in the transportation of the replica Viking ship, the Sea Stallion of Glendalough, to the National Museum at Collins Barracks in Dublin. Due to restricted access to the Museum, the operation involved lifting the 10-ton Viking ship over the top of the museums buildings, with the help of two Modulift spreaders. After setting sail from its home in Denmark, the Sea Stallion arrived in Dublin Docks, where Meade Crane Services Ltd. managed the logistics of several complex lifts to safely lift the vessel from the water and transport it to the Museum, where it will be on display until next summer.
"Nature poles" to Open at North Sea Museum
The exhibition "Nature poles" will be opened in the North Sea Museum in Arkhangelsk on December 22. The exhibition presents unique photographs from the museum's collection of biological, stuffed inhabitants of cold seas, predators, unique Arctic flora. In addition, the exhibition "The Nature of the poles" will be posted photos of the famous stone Anikieva life size, made by members of the Solovetsky Maritime Museum in 2013. Anikiev stone - a unique monument of European epigraphy (the science that studies the content and form of inscriptions on solid materials, - Ed.) XVI-XX centuries.
Seacat Services launches Second 26m Catamaran
Class-leading offshore energy crew transfer vessel operator Seacat Services today launches Seacat Courageous, the firm’s second 26-metre crew transfer vessel, as it continues to support the growth of the European offshore wind market. The expectations of offshore wind developers and operators when it comes to crew transfer vessel availability, reliability and passenger comfort are continuing to increase as the industry matures. Concurrently, construction is commencing on large…
Maritime Museum Fundraises to Honor Rescue Services
The recession has generated difficult times for many Americans, yet it has failed to weaken the generosity of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall visitors, who have raised nearly $12,000 for the rescue services in the last few months. The Museum’s cherished Search & Rescue exhibition celebrates the Maritime Rescue Services. Honoring their work, a charity box has been installed for donations with plans of future distribution spanning all the partners involved in the exhibition. Though, the donation box is not the only addition made to the museum.
Mega Maritime: Heavy Lift for FPSOs
When the Dockwise Vanguard was conceived, Dockwise, part of the Boskalis Group, had a vision for a new market - transporting the world’s largest cargoes, including FPSOs (floating production storage and offloading vessels). It hasn’t taken the vessel, the largest heavy transport vessel in the world, long to prove its worth, as well as the feasibility of such a feat. The vessel has currently transported its first ship-shaped FPSO cargo, Bumi Armada’s Armada Intrepid, to South East Asia which also happens to be one of the three largest cargoes ever transported.
NOAA, Navy Raise Turret of USS Monitor
NOAA and the U.S. Navy have succeeded in raising the world's first armored revolving gun turret from the wreck of the famous Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, which rests below 240 ft. of water 16 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., in the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." Also recovered were the vessel's two large Dahlgren cannons. Yesterday's retrieval of the turret and cannons marks the end of a multi-year effort by NOAA, the Navy and The Mariners' Museum to preserve key components of the revolutionary ship before sea water corrodes the vessel beyond recognition. The turret, with the cannons inside, was hoisted from the sea floor by a 500-ton crane aboard the Derrick Barge Wotan, owned and operated by Manson Gulf Industries.
Crowley Companies Move into Secaucus, NJ
Crowley companies - Crowley Liner Services, Marine Transport Lines (MTL), Mormac Marine Enterprises (MME) and Intrepid Ship Management (Intrepid) - have moved to a new location in Secaucus, NJ. Jersey 07094. transportation services and MME and Intrepid's ship management services. and transportation services segment. The phone number for Crowley is (201) 821-7100 or (800) 443-0548. number for MTL and Intrepid is (201) 821-7000, MME is (201) 821-7070. Information about all can be found online at www.crowley.com.
Navy Awards $816.6M New York (LPD 21) Contract to Northrop Grumman
U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation an $816.6 million contract for construction of New York (LPD 21), the fifth ship in the 12 ship LPD 17 series of San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ships. New York will be built at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems' Avondale Operations in New Orleans, with fabrication support from three other company facilities in Pascagoula and Gulfport, Miss., and Tallulah, La. The ship will be equipped to conduct amphibious warfare missions by embarking, transporting and landing elements of a landing force during an assault by helicopters, landing craft and amphibious vehicles. "Northrop Grumman Ship Systems has four other San Antonio-class ships under construction at our Gulf Coast facilities…