US Navy Contract Announcements October 16, 2019

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is awarded a $193,318,432 modification (P00003) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, time and material, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N00019-18-D-0113.  This modification provides CFM56-7B27A/3 and CFM56-7B27AE engine depot maintenance and repair, field assessment, maintenance repair and overhaul engine repair, and technical assistance for removal and replacement of engines for the P-8A Poseidon aircraft in support of the Navy, the government of Australia and Foreign Military Sales customers.  Work will be performed in Atlanta, Georgia (94%); and Seattle, Washington (6%), and is expected to be completed in October 2020. …

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Vigor Wins Modernization Contract for Two Navy Cruisers

September 27, 2019 – Vigor was awarded a $254,566,431.36 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Chosin (CG 65) and USS Cape ST. George (CG 71) Modernization Periods (MODPRD). The contract includes options, which if exercised would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $303,677,110. Work will include a combination of maintenance, modernization and repair. The modernizations will keep these ships combat effective to support fleet operations for many years to come. Work will be performed at Vigor’s Harbor Island facility in Seattle, growing the ship repair workforce at…

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US Navy Contract Announcements September 27, 2019

Fluor Marine Propulsion LLC, Arlington, Virginia, is awarded a $1,071,180,002 cost-plus-fixed fee modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-18-C-2130) to exercise the fiscal 2020 option for Naval Nuclear Propulsion work at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory. Work will be performed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (46%), Schenectady, New York (45%), and Idaho Falls, Idaho (9%). No funds are being obligated at time of award. For more than 60 years, the Naval Nuclear Laboratory has been developing advanced naval nuclear propulsion technology and providing technical support to ensure the safe and reliable operation of our…

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USCGC Mellon returns after 80-day Joint Canada/US patrol of Pacific Ocean

September 6, 2019 – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717), including two Canadian fishery officers, returned to their homeport of Seattle Sunday after an 80-day patrol detecting and deterring illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activity in the Pacific Ocean. IUU fishing deprives the international economy of billions of dollars and undermines the livelihoods of legitimate fish harvesters around the world. It impacts food security, affecting millions of people, including many vulnerable coastal communities. Combatting global IUU fishing through international partnerships is a priority for Canada and the United…

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US Navy Contracts For August 12, 2019

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded $107,353,729 for firm-fixed-price advance acquisition contract modification P00029 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0048). This modification procures long lead items for six CH-53K low-rate initial production lot 4 aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed in August 2020. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $107,353,729 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The…

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Parade of Ships Kicks off Seattle Fleet Week

July 31, 2019 – Guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), Royal Canadian navy ships HMCS Edmonton, and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) participated in a parade of ships in Elliott Bay, July 29, to kick off the 70th annual Seattle Fleet Week. Seattle Fleet Week 2019 is a time-honored celebration of the sea services and provides an opportunity for the citizens of Washington to meet Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services…

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Coast Guard Cutter Healy gets underway for months-long Arctic patrol

July 24, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) departed for a months-long deployment to the Arctic Ocean on Monday. The cutter will support multiple science missions, as well as Operation Arctic Shield, the service’s annual operation to execute U.S. Coast Guard missions, enhance maritime domain awareness, strengthen partnerships, and build preparedness, prevention, and response capabilities across the Arctic domain. As the Nation’s primary maritime presence in the Polar Regions, the Coast Guard advances U.S. national interests through a unique blend of polar operational capability, regulatory authority, and international leadership…

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US Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter to be Based in Seattle

June 17, 2019 – The U.S. Coast Guard today announced that Seattle will be the home of the service’s new Polar Security Cutters. “I am pleased to announce that Seattle, Washington will be the home of the Coast Guard’s new Polar Security Cutters,” said Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. “The Pacific Northwest has been the home of our icebreaking fleet since 1976, and I am confident that the Seattle area will continue to provide the support we need to carry out our critical operations in…

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2015 Seattle Tragedy “Another Reminder Duck Boats Are Death Traps On Land And Water”

February 7, 2019 – Trial attorney Robert J. Mongeluzzi, of Saltz, Mongeluzzi, Barrett & Bendesky, P.C., (SMBB) whose firm has represented duck-boat disaster victims for nearly a decade, said today’s civil jury trial verdict in Seattle, Washington, is “another reminder that duck boats are death traps on land and water and should be banned immediately before they kill again.” Mongeluzzi’s firm presently represents 21 victims – including 10 passengers that drowned – in the July 19, 2018 duck-boat disaster on Table Rock Lake, Branson, Missouri. The Seattle jury collectively awarded…

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Vigor Awarded $7.3 million contract for US Coast Guard Cutter Healy maintenance

January 23, 2019 – In early January, the US Coast Guard’s most technology advanced polar icebreaker arrived at Vigor’s Seattle, Washington shipyard for maintenance. The 7.3 million dollar contract includes sea valve renewal and overhaul, bow thruster modifications, ballast tank and underwater hull paint preservation and various machinery overhauls.

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Polar Star Home After Six Months in Drydock

October 18, 2018 – Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived home Wednesday to Seattle following a six-month maintenance period at Mare Island Dry Dock in Vallejo, California. The 42-year-old icebreaker received extensive repairs and upgrades to engineering and electronic systems while completing the dry dock availability at Mare Island for the second time in as many years. “We successfully accomplished an annual dry dock availability valued at over $7.6 million,” stated Lt. Cmdr. Chris Pelar, Polar Star’s engineering officer. “More than 50 work items were completed while in dry dock.…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 16, 2018

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is awarded $136,999,356 for modification P00002 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, time and material, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-18-D-0113). This modification provides CFM56-7B27A/3 and CFM56-7B27AE engine depot maintenance and repair, field assessment, maintenance repair and overhaul engine repair, and technical assistance for removal and replacement of engines for the P-8A Poseidon aircraft in support of the Navy and the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Atlanta, Georgia (94 percent); and Seattle, Washington (6 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2019. No funds…

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Vigor Wins USS Sampson Refit Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $42.2 million dollar contract to Vigor for repairs and changes to the guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson. Work on the USS Sampson will be done in Seattle and Everett and may include blasting, painting and surface preparation, as well as work on the ship’s freeboard, struts, rudders, hull, electric infrastructure and other parts. The $42.2 million dollar award to perform the work is on top of the $35 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract to prepare for and accomplish repair and alteration requirements in support of…

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Maritime Makeover: Navy-Owned Research Vessel Back at Sea After Refit

It’s an extreme makeover, U.S. Navy-style. The research vessel (R/V) Thomas G. Thompson recently completed an 18-month upgrade to extend its working life, improve operating systems, and bolster its research capabilities for the Navy and scientific organizations. The University of Washington has operated and maintained the Navy-owned Thompson since 1991, under a charter lease agreement with the Office of Naval Research (ONR)-which manages the ship on behalf of the service. “The refit of the R/V Thompson provides a continued global capability of support to Navy and national oceanographic research objectives,”…

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US Navy Contract Announcements April 9, 2018

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a $35,969,268 modification P00107 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-14-C-0067) for the procurement of P-8A maintenance device training system production concurrency upgrades in support of the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida (95 percent); and Edinburgh, Australia (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2020. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy); and foreign military sales funds in the amount of $35,969,268 will be obligated at time of award, $18,063,363 of which…

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