VT Halter Marine Awarded Fourth Berthing Barge Contract

March 27, 2020 – VT Halter Marine, Inc., a company of ST Engineering North America, was awarded a contract option for the U.S. Navy’s fourth Auxiliary Personnel Lighter–Small (APL(S)) 67 Class berthing and messing barge. The contract award is $39,906,609 for a firm, fixed-price option for the detail design and construction of the vessel. VT Halter Marine is currently constructing…

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Comfort Underway to Support City of New York

March 29, 2020 – USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), departed Naval Station Norfolk today for New York City in support of the nation’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response efforts. The ship will serve as a referral hospital for patients not infected with COVID-19, providing a full spectrum of medical care to include general surgeries, critical care and ward care for adults,…

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Polar Star Returns From Antarctic

March 25, 2020 – The 150-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star returned Wednesday to their homeport of Seattle following a 123-day deployment to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze. This mission marks the Polar Star’s 23rd journey to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze, an annual joint military service mission to resupply the United…

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Aircraft Noise Monitoring at NAS Whidbey Island and NAS Lemoore

March 27, 2020 – The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 directed the Department of the Navy to provide a report to the congressional defense committees by March 20, 2020 on real-time sound monitoring at no fewer than two Navy installations on the west coast. Pursuant to this directive, the Navy will conduct real-time noise monitoring of…

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HNLMS Zeeland to Take Over as Antilles Guardship

March 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – The patrol ship Zeeland will be the new station ship in the Caribbean. Friday the ship leaves for Curaçao to relieve Groningen who is temporarily returning to the Netherlands. The switch is a result of the corona pandemic. Zeeland, with an NH90 attack helicopter on board, will remain in ‘the West’ for three months.…

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