MARMC Completes USS Bataan CNO Availability Early

Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC), along with NASSCO-Norfolk, the ship’s crew and hundreds of ship builders in Hampton Roads, delivered the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) after a 16-month Planned Maintenance Availability Jan. 19, two days ahead of schedule. The 16-month project included an extensive boiler inspection; a comprehensive flush and restoration of the ship’s Collection, Holding and…

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Russia Says Some Black Sea Fleet Return to Base

Detachments of warships of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) returned to the points of permanent basing of the Crimean and Novorossiysk naval bases of the fleet after conducting exercises in the Black Sea. In the naval training grounds, the crews of ships as part of heterogeneous and homogeneous tactical groups performed training and combat tasks for conducting a sea battle,…

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Keel Authenticated for Future USS Harrisburg

The keel for the future USS Harrisburg (LPD 30), the Navy’s 14th San Antonio class-amphibious transport dock ship and the first Flight II ship, was laid at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding, Jan. 28. A keel laying is the recognition of the start of a ship’s construction. It is the joining together of a ship’s modular components and the…

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KAEFER Sur­face Pro­tec­tion Mar­ine Coat­ings for the Type 31 Frig­ates

KAEFER UK and Ire­land has se­cured a long-term, £22m con­tract with Bab­cock to provide tech­nical sur­face pro­tec­tion to the Royal Navy’s new­est frig­ate, the Type 31. The ship­build­ing pro­gram which will con­tinue un­til 2028, brings con­tinu­ity of work for KAE­FER’s ex­ist­ing in­dus­trial ser­vices work­force at Bab­cock’s Rosyth fa­cil­it­ies, with new em­ploy­ment op­por­tun­it­ies and prosper­ity for the local eco­nomy. KAEFER will…

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Keel Authenticated for the Future USNS Cody

The keel for the future USNS Cody, Expeditionary Fast Transport Ship (EPF 14), the first of the Spearhead-class EPF Flight II configuration, was laid at Austal USA, Jan. 26. A keel laying is the recognition of the start of a ship’s construction. It is the joining together of a ship’s modular components and the authentication or etching of an honoree’s…

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Coast Guard 42nd Annual Blackthorn Memorial

The Coast Guard held a memorial service for the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn collision at the Blackthorn Memorial site in St. Petersburg, Florida January 28th. The memorial marked the 42nd anniversary of the Blackthorn colliding with the tanker vessel Capricorn near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Jan. 28, 1980, resulting in the deaths of 23 of the 50 Blackthorn crewmembers.…

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