Ocean Voyages Institute Sets Record with Largest Open Ocean Clean-up in History

June 23, 2020 – Ocean Voyages Institute’s marine plastic recovery vessel, S/V KWAI, docked at the port of Honolulu today, after a 48-day expedition, successfully removing 103 tons (206,000 lbs.) of fishing nets and consumer plastics from the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone, more commonly known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or Gyre. Establishing its lead in open ocean…

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KBR to Develop Navy Technical Training Products through $42.5M Task Order

June 30, 2020 – KBR announced today it has been awarded a $42.5 million task order to support technical training product development for the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). KBR was awarded this recompete task order under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract by the USAF Installation Contracting Center. As part of this cost-plus-fixed-fee task…

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Rohde & Schwarz supports the Romanian Navy’s mission

June 30, 2020 – Rohde & Schwarz delivers communications suite for the Romanian Navy’s Cosar class – on budget and on time. NATO continues its activity of High Readiness Patrol in the Black Sea, with the Romanian Navy providing the flag ship for Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2. Rohde & Schwarz has recently modernized communications on the Romanian Navy’s…

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Seattle’s Naval Shore Station opens at the foot of Washington Street on July 3, 1920

HistoryLink.org Essay 10931 On July 3, 1920, the City of Seattle opens a Naval Shore Station at the foot of Washington Street. Built for use by naval vessels, the station also acts as moorage for the city’s harbor patrol. Fronted by a wide wrought-iron pergola, the slip provides more than 300 feet of berthage. In the 1970s, the aging pergola…

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HII Awarded $936 Million to Build USS Thad Cochran

June 30, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $936 million contract for the construction of an additional Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Flight III destroyer for the U.S. Navy. In 2018, Ingalls was awarded a $5.1 billion fixed-price incentive, multiyear contract for construction of six Arleigh Burke-class Flight III destroyers for the U.S. Navy. “We…

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RH Marine and VSTEP cooperate in maritime training simulators

June 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – System integrator RH Marine and developer of maritime training solutions VSTEP Simulation have signed a cooperation agreement. As a result, VSTEP can now supply RH Marine’s ECDIS chart and navigation system with its bridge simulators for schools, training institutes and fleet owners. VSTEP supplies software and hardware for their NAUTIS simulators around the world…

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About 200 combat ships to take part in parades on Russia’s Navy Day

June 30, 2020 (TASS) – About 200 combat ships will take part in parades on Russia’s Navy Day on July 26 across the country, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at the ministry’s conference call on Tuesday. “Overall, the festivities will involve about 200 warships of various classes, more than 100 items of combat hardware, up to 80 aircraft and…

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