The Office of Naval Research will be joined by numerous companies highlighting the latest technological advances in the fields of reduced energy consumption, alternative fuels and power systems at Sea-Air-Space Maritime Energy Pavilion. [More]
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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) received a contract from Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services in support of the Expended Core Facility Recapitalization Project. [More]
Fleet tugs rescued hundreds of ships in combat, bad weather
Can we help save this one?
By Edward Lundquist
During a recent visit to the Hampton Roads Navy Museum (www.hrnm.navy.mil/) co-located at Nauticus (www.nauticus.org) in Norfolk, Va., I saw a World War II-vintage ocean-going “fleet tug.” My first ship was a fleet tug, and I can’t help but notice when one is in the same harbor that I’m in. In this case, it was at the end of the same pier I was on.
I walked down to get a closer look. There was a gentleman throwing breadcrumbs at the sea gulls. I walked closer to take in the familiar lines that only a fleet tug sailor would admire. The gentleman and I acknowledge each other, and I ask if I can come aboard. He says, “It depends. Are you a visitor or a guest?” I look at him and say, “Harry?” He says, “Ned?”
Harry Jaeger and I both served on fleet tugs—designa... [More]
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DoD Recognizes PHNSY as Top Maintenance Provider
From Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Public Affairs
TAMPA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Department of Defense awarded Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard the Robert T. Mason award for excellence in DoD depot level maintenance, at the DoD Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 17.
The award recognized the shipyard's high-level work performed on vessels requiring overhaul. In addition to emergency repairs to vessels of strategic importance to the Navy, the award also recognized other PHNSY accomplishments, including successful Virginia-class submarine support planning, facilities modernization planning, process improvements, and community outreach.
"It is our responsibility to provide high quality maintenance for our Navy's fleet - a responsibility we don't take lightly," said Capt. Brian Osgood, PHNSY commander. "Everything we do is with a sense of honor, courage, commitment, and Aloha."
As a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) field acti... [More]