US Navy Contract Announcements March 28, 2018

Auxiliary Systems, Norfolk, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S001); Delphinus Engineering, Eddystone, Pennsylvania (N42158-18-D-S002); East Coast Repair, Norfolk, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S003); Epsilon Systems, Portsmouth, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S004); G.I. Industrial Marine, Portsmouth, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S005); L-3 Unidyne, Norfolk, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S006); Oceaneering Intl., Chesapeake, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S007); Orbis, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina (N42158-18-D-S008); Q.E.D. Systems Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S009); and Te’cnico Corp., Chesapeake, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S010), are being awarded a combined cumulative $99,567,165 in cost-plus fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts to provide non-nuclear production support for U.S. naval ship and vessel projects/repairs. The services under these contracts cover welding;…

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USS Ashland Departs Sasebo for Final Readiness Drills, Regional Patrol

USS Ashland (LSD 48) departed Sasebo, Japan for an amphibious certification assessment and follow-on patrol in the Indo-Pacific, March 8. Ashland is deploying after several months of maintenance and training in preparation for a Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) that will take place in late spring. The amphibious certification assessment will test the ship’s ability to land and launch landing craft prior to upcoming amphibious operations. Ashland, assigned to the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), is scheduled to embark Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit associated equipment to…

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Coast Guard monitors return of cruise ships to Galveston

The Coast Guard is monitoring the return of cruise ships to ports in Galveston, Texas, Friday. Cruise ship passengers were allowed to disembark at Galveston ship terminals after being stranded at sea for an additional six days due to Hurricane Harvey. “It’s a bittersweet feeling for the passengers,” said Malcom Burn, cruise director of Carnival cruise ship Freedom. “They are excited to be back, but are also uncertain of what they are going to see when they get home.” The Coast Guard is working closely with federal, state, local and…

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Coast Guard rescues 12 near Port Mansfield, Texas

The Coast Guard rescued 12 people aboard a 160-foot vessel taking on water near Port Mansfield, Texas, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders received a report at 3:40 a.m. of the commercial diving vessel Gulf Justice taking on water with 12 people aboard. Watchstanders directed the launch of two Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews at 12:40 p.m. after a tug was unable to assist as planned due to not being able to get underway. Watchstanders maintained hourly communication with the vessel operator throughout the…

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Coast Guard rescued 15 people near Port Aransas, Texas

Coast Guard rescued four people in distress aboard the vessel Signet Enterprise near Port Aransas, Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. A Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew launched to assist the people in distress. Coast Guard video by Air Station Corpus Christi

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Boeing Selects Plano, Texas, Site for Global Services Headquarters

April 5, 2017 – Boeing has selected a site in Plano, Texas, for the headquarters of its new Global Services business unit, which will be operational in July. Boeing Global Services headquarters will be located in the Legacy West mixed- use development in West Plano. Global Services President and CEO Stan Deal, several of his leadership team members and some support staff will be located at the site, which will serve as a central hub for approximately 20,000 employees located around the globe. “Texas continues to be a global powerhouse…

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