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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Reminder - Naval Vessel Protection Zone

The Coast Guard is encouraging boaters in the Hampton Roads area to familiarize themselves with the federal regulations governing the security zone surrounding all naval vessels more than 100 feet in length. Recently boaters have been approaching naval vessels too closely within the Port of Hampton Roads. Protecting naval vessels from sabotage and terrorist acts is one of the country's and the Coast Guard's highest priorities. For this reason, Congress mandated a 500-yard Naval Vessel Protection Zone to be established around all U.S. naval vessels more than 100 feet in length. When within 500 yards of a naval vessel, all boaters, both commercial and recreational, shall operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course.

USCG Issues Rule For Protection of Naval Vessels

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a final rule regarding naval vessel protection zones in U.S. waters. The rule largely codifies the zones around large U.S. naval vessels that were first promulgated on a temporary basis on September 21, 2001. Vessels may not approach within 100 yards of a U.S. naval vessel (one greater than 100 feet in length overall) without official permission. The permanent rule comes into effect on June 15, 2002. Source: HK Law

Coast Guard Establishes Naval Vessel Protection Zone

The U.S. Coast Guard established a naval vessel protection zone, effective through October 12, in the vicinity of the Stapleton Homeport Pier on Staten Island and around the naval vessels (U.S. and foreign) participating in the NATO fleet visit. Nonmilitary vessels may not approach within 500 yards of these naval vessels.

Global Navy MRO Market Research Published

The Maintenance, Repair & Operations (MRO) of naval vessels worldwide is the subject of a new ReportLinker market survey. The report offers insight into the Naval Vessels MRO market with current and forecast market values, and an understanding of the key drivers and attractiveness parameters of the golobal MRO market. This report provides readers with a comprehensive analysis of the Naval Vessels MRO market through 2012-2022, including highlights of the demand drivers and growth stimulators for Naval Vessels MRO. It also provides an insight on the spending pattern and modernization pattern in different regions around the world. The…

Naval Vessel MRO Market Research Published

New report Added in ResearchMoz Reports Database –  'The Global Naval Vessels MRO [Maintenance, Repair, Operation] Market 2012-2022'. This report is the result of ICD Research / Strategic Defence Intelligence's extensive market and company research covering the global naval vessels MRO industry. It provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast global industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of the leading companies in the industry, and key news. "The Global Naval Vessels MRO Market 2012-2022" offers the reader detailed analysis of the global naval vessels MRO market over the next ten years, alongside potential market opportunities to enter the industry, using detailed market size forecasts.

USCG Proposes Permanent Naval Vessel Protection Zones

The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to make permanent the current temporary naval vessel protection zones. Minor changes are being proposed, though, including expanding the vessels covered by the zone to include pre-commissioned naval vessels and other vessels under military operational control. Comments on the proposal must be submitted by April 22, 2002. Source: HK Law

Protection Zones In Place For Roosevelt Return

As part of the Coast Guard’s ongoing port security mission, extra Coast Guard boats and people will be providing armed escort and enforcing the Naval Vessel Protection Zone (NVPZ) surrounding the USS Roosevelt Battle Group during its return to Hampton Roads Wednesday morning. “We’re very proud of what our Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Marines are doing overseas to protect our homeland,” Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Brendan McPherson said. More than 150 Coast Guard men and women from Coast Guard Group Hampton Roads, the Marine Safety Office and a number of local boats and cutters, including the 210-foot cutter Diligence from Wilmington, N.C., will be conducting a channel clearing operation from 6:15 to 8:35 Wednesday morning.

Coast Guard to Enforce Fleet Week Security Zones

Various U.S. Coast Guard units, including elements from the newly commissioned Maritime Safety and Security Teams, will work with local law enforcement agencies to enforce Naval Vessel Protection Zones around military vessels attending San Francisco’s Fleet Week, Oct. 10 to October 15. Naval Vessel Protection Zones require that non-military vessels remain at least 100-yards away from U.S. Naval vessels and operate at a no-wake speed when within 500-yards of a Naval vessel. Violation of the protection zone is a felony offense, punishable by up to six years imprisonment and / or up to $250,000 in fines. These permanent zones were established following the terrorist attacks of September 2001…

FRUKUS Naval Exercise Wraps Up

The multinational training exercise FRUKUS 2012 came to an end with a closing ceremony in St. FRUKUS is an annual exercise aimed at improving maritime security through an open dialogue and increased training between the navies of France, Russia, United Kingdom and United States. During the port visit, sailors from French naval vessel De Grasse (D612), Russian naval vessel Yaroslav Mudriy (727), British naval vessel HMS York (D98), and guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Piskariovskoye Memorial Cemetery. The wreath-laying ceremony, honored the fallen heroes who fought in the 900-day Siege of Leningrad during World War II.

Bill Introduced re Naval Vessel Scrapping

Representative English (R-PA) introduced a bill (H.R. 4397) to temporarily exempt scrapping of naval vessels and Maritime Administration vessels from certain environmental statutes governing handling of hazardous materials. Text of the bill is not yet available. Source: HK Law

Security Zone for Fleet Week in NY

The potential exists for unanticipated delays affecting ship movements and/or the control of vessels with little or no warning within the Port of New York and New Jersey from Tuesday, May 20, through Wednesday, May 28, 2008. "The Coast Guard encourages every boater to enjoy the Parade of Ships during Fleet Week, but we want them to be safe and respect the established safety zones," said Lt. j.g. Nasif Gordon, a Coast Guard Sector New York waterways management officer. Vessels shall not cross the parade route while naval vessels are in parade formation. All vessel traffic in the Hudson River shall transit to the west of the parade column…

Fincantieri & Vittoria Shipyard Join Forces

Fincantieri, heir to the great tradition of Italian shipbuilding and one of the largest shipbuilding groups in the world,

During the 24th edition of Euronaval, the most prestigious event in the world for naval defense, Fincantieri, one of the major shipbuilding groups worldwide, and Vittoria Shipyard, located in Adria (Rovigo), specialized in naval vessels, and cargo ships up to 100 meters in length, signed a cooperation agreement. The agreement was signed by Paolo Frino, Senior Vice President After Sale and Services of Fincantieri Naval Vessel Business Unit, and Luigi Duó, Chairman of Vittoria Shipyard.

Cutters Assist in Naval Vessel Protection Zone

Coast Guard crews from the CGC Cobia and a Marine Safety Office Port Arthur, Texas, small boat are performing escort duties today for the USNS Britton, a military cargo vessel, at the port of Beaumont, Texas, as it relocates military resources in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The crews are responsible for enforcing the Naval Vessel Protection Zone in the port, which requires all vessels to keep a distance of 100 yards from all naval vessels and operate at minimum speeds when within 500 yards of a naval vessel. The United States is repositioning some of its military resources as required to support the global war on terrorism and to prepare for future contingencies as may be directed.

Naval Military Vessels & SIS: New Market Report

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan: 'Global Military Naval Vessels and SIS Market Assessment', points to the implementation of extensive naval re-armament programmes, particularly in the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Russia, has been a key growth factor for global military vessels and support in service (SIS) market. The market development has also been supported by the increasing demand for second-hand naval platforms. North America will remain the largest market, while Asia-Pacific – the second biggest warship market – will grow significantly owing to the regional arms race caused by the tension among China and its neighbours and the unstable situation in the Korean Peninsula.

Hepburn to Supply RAS System for Davie Shipbuilding

Hepburn Engineering, a global leader in naval 'Underway Replenishment' systems has announced that it has signed an agreement with Davie Shipbuilding, Canada's largest shipbuilder for the supply of a Replenishment-At-Sea (RAS) system for its Resolve-Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship. RAS equipment enables naval vessels to be refueled and resupplied ship-to-ship while underway on the open ocean and under severe weather conditions. This allows naval vessels and task groups to deploy long distances from home-port and to stay "on station" for prolonged periods. RAS equipment is the key maritime enabler underpinning a 'blue water navy'. Spencer Fraser, CEO of Project Resolve stated "Hepburn is a long-standing Canadian success story.

Australia Monitoring Russian Naval Vessels

The Australian Defense Force said it is monitoring Russian naval vessels that are currently transiting through international waters to the north of Australia. In accordance with international law, Defiance has been monitoring the Russian vessels. Defense regularly undertakes maritime surveillance patrols in the approaches to Australia.  The movement of these vessels is entirely consistent with provisions under international law for military vessels to exercise freedom of navigation in international waters. Russian naval vessels have previously been deployed in conjunction with major international summits, such as the APEC meeting in Singapore in 2009. A warship from Russia’s Pacific Fleet also accompanied former Russian President Medvedev’s visit to San Francisco in 2010.  

GE Gas Turbines Earn LR Design Appraisal to Marine NVR

Image: GE Marine

GE Marine’s LM6000 aeroderivative marine gas turbine PC and PG models have received Lloyd’s Register’s Design Appraisal Document to the Marine Naval Vessel Rules (NVR). According to Ge, the fuel-efficient LM6000 simple-cycle gas turbine delivers over 40% thermal efficiency. The GE LM6000PC marine produces 42 megawatts (MW)/59,900 shaft horsepower (shp) and the more powerful PG model has an output of 52 MW/70,275 shp. “With the LM6000 Lloyd’s Register’s Design Appraisal to Naval Vessel Rules obtained…

Advanced Naval Vessel Research and Education

The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy are among the sponsors of a Ship Structure Committee session entitled “Advanced Naval Vessel Research and Education.” The session will be held in two parts on March 11, 2004. The morning portion will be hosted by NAVSEA at the Washington Navy Yard. The afternoon portion will be hosted by Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock. For further information, contact LT Eric Cooper, USCG at (202) 267-0148. (HK Law).

Jensen Design Selected for NAVSEA Newbuild

Photo: Jensen Martime Consultants

Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley company, said one of its workboat designs will be used by a Pacific Northwest boat builder to fulfill a construction project for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). In support of the project, Jensen will supply a functional and regulatory design package for the 41-foot vessel, which will provide ship- and sub-assist services, as well as other port operational services at U.S. Navy port locations around the world. Jensen’s Bryan Nichols…

Naval Vessel Rules Agreement Signed Between ABS and NAVSEA

ABS has signed a formal Cooperative Agreement with the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) further strengthening its longstanding relationship with the US Navy. The agreement calls for joint development of ABS Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) to support the design and acquisition of Naval Combatant Ships and Craft. The landmark agreement signed by VADM Phillip M. Balisle, US Navy and ABS Americas President Robert E. Kramek lays the groundwork for ABS participation in Naval Combatant Ship Programs, in a similar fashion to ABS’ traditional role in the construction of Military Sealift Command (MSC) operated ships. According to ABS’ Kramek, the strategic…

Today in U.S. Naval History: June 26

U.S. Navy destroyer USS Warrington (DD-843) on the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959 (Official U.S. Department of Defense photograph)

Today in U.S. 1959 - Twenty-eight Naval vessels sail from Atlantic to Great Lakes, marking the formal opening of Saint Lawrence Seaway to seagoing ships. 1962 - NAVFAC Cape Hatteras makes first Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) detection of a Soviet diesel submarine. 1973 - Navy Task Force 78 completes minesweeping of North Vietnamese ports. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval History and Heritage Command website at history.navy.mil.

Today in U.S. Naval History: June 26

Today in U.S. Naval History - June 26 1884 - Congress authorizes commissioning of Naval Academy graduates as ensigns 1918 - Marine brigade captures Belleau Wood 1959 - Twenty-eight Naval vessels sail from Atlantic to Great Lakes, marking the formal opening of Saint Lawrence Seaway to seagoing ships. 1962 - NAVFAC Cape Hatteras makes first Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) detection of a Soviet diesel submarine. 1973 - Navy Task Force 78 completes minesweeping of North Vietnamese ports. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at www.history.navy.mil.

Today in U.S. Naval history: May 22

USS Scorpion alongside USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2) outside Claywall Harbor, Naples, Italy, in April 1968, shortly before she departed on her last voyage. This is believed to be one of the last photographs taken of Scorpion. (Courtesy Lieutenant John R. Holland, Engineering Officer, USS Tallahatchie County, 1969. U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command Photograph)

Today in U.S. Naval history - May 22 1882 - Commodore Shufeldt signs commerce treaty opening Korea to U.S. trade 1958 - Naval aircraft F4D-1 Sky Ray sets five world speed-to-climb records, May 22-23 1967 - New York City reaches agreement to purchase Brooklyn Navy Yard, ending 166 years of construction and repair of naval vessels. 1968 - USS Scorpion (SSN-589) lost with all hands For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at www.history.navy.mil.  

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