ABS AIP for VARD’s Next Generation OPV

ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to VARD Marine for its 115-meter next generation offshore patrol vessel (NGOPV) design. The VARD 7 115 NGOPV caters to a range of mission requirements, including air, surface, and sub-surface surveillance and engagement capabilities. The vessel arrangement offers a multi-mission bay and a set-down area for containerized mission payloads, with a configuration that…

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Enters Drydock in Bremerton

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) entered Drydock 6 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash., September 10, 2021, to begin the docking portion of a 16.4-month Docking Planned Incremental Availability. According to Brian McDermott, project superintendent, Code 371, Roosevelt Project, this DPIA will prepare the ship for combat air operations well into the future. “The…

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Two Chilean Navy Ships Engage in MEDEVAC Duty

During the day of September 11, the Institution deployed a medical evacuation operation in the oceanic area of ​​the Cook Bay sector, some 200 kilometers from Punta Arenas, capital of the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic Region. The operation was activated at 10:53 am, through a request to the Punta Arenas Search and Rescue Center; the support was requested by the…

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Nuclear Icebreaker Arktika Drydocked at Baltic Shipyard

The lead universal nuclear icebreaker “Arktika” of project 22220, after undergoing dock repairs, completed the interfactory transition from Kronstadt to the Baltic Shipyard (part of the USC). To carry out the planned work on the replacement of the propulsion electric motor (GED), the ship docked at the Kronstadt Marine Plant (KMOLZ, part of the USC), where it stayed for exactly…

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Navy Modernizing Shipyards in Bremerton & Pearl Harbor

September 13, 2021 – Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) awarded a $500-million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architecture-engineering contract Sept. 7 for structural and waterfront-related projects at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) in Hawaii and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) in Washington state. The five-year contract will mainly support construction, repair,…

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