Portsmouth NSY Opens New Dry Dock #1 Super Flood Basin

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard held a brief ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Dry Dock #1 Super Flood Basin on May 5. Honored guests at the ceremony included Chair of Cianbro Company, Peter Vigue and Senior Vice President of Stantec, David Bernier, representing the basin construction and design contract companies respectively. Participants in the ribbon cutting from the shipyard were…

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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Cuts Ribbon at Historic Bldg 2

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Reactor Servicing Support Facility in historic Building 2 on Wednesday, March 30. Honored participants in the ceremony include Shipyard Commander Captain Michael Oberdorf; Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC), Atlantic Rear Admiral Lore Aguayo; Nuclear Engineering and Planning Manager, Stephen Fahey, SES; Oak Point Associates Peter MacGovern…

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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Returns USS Santa Fe to Navy

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard successfully delivered USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) back to the fleet February 25 following an extensive two-year availability. Santa Fe and her crew of 16 officers and 127 enlisted personnel arrived at the shipyard on Aug. 15, 2019. Project Superintendent Gabe Griego, along with the project team and Ship’s Force, collaborated to overcome late stage hurdles on…

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Crane Transferred from Bremerton to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility sent Crane 79 on its way to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine, aboard a barge Nov. 20, 2021. Throughout the past few months, Crane 79 has been steadily prepared for shipment. The 2.2 million-pound crane was loaded aboard the barge in November to make its way to its new home. Bryce…

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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Drydock 2 Upgrade Announced

September 4, 2021 – Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) awarded a $63-million construction project Aug. 30 for improvements to the Dry Dock 2 complex at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. The two-year project, part of the Navy’s comprehensive Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program (SIOP), adds enclosures and other facilities to the existing dry dock in order to increase the…

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USS Toledo’s Overhaul use NNSY’s NSS-SY Improvements

August 18, 2021 – Effectively managing the volume of work. Ensuring accountability with the project plan. Fixing or elevating any issues to support nonstop execution of work. These are among the advantages of the Naval Sustainment Systems—Shipyard (NSS-SY) program, a partnership of on-site contractors specializing in business processes, and dedicated shipyard personnel, collaborating to bring innovation to the deckplates and…

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USCGC Tahoma Returns to Kittery from Drug Patrol

June 21, 2021 – USCGC Tahoma (WMEC 908) returned to Kittery on Friday after a successful 79-day counter-narcotics and smuggling patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The Tahoma’s crew interdicted two vessels, seizing 7,300 pounds of cocaine, worth a combined total of roughly $105 million, and detained eight suspected drug smugglers. The crew also coordinated operations with U.S. Coast Guard Law…

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Portsmouth Delivers USS California in Record Time

June 16, 2021 – Portsmouth Naval Shipyard delivered Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) back to the fleet June 15 as the fastest availability of its kind since the Navy adjusted the Virginia-class maintenance cycle. Virginia-class submarines currently undergo an extended docking selected restricted availability (EDSRA) at the six year mark. Prior to 2015, the maintenance cycle was just…

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Coast Guard Cutters Offload $330 Million Worth of Narcotics in Port Everglades

February 8, 2021 – Two Coast Guard Atlantic Area-based cutters offloaded more than $330 million worth of illegal narcotics, Thursday and Monday, at Port Everglades, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The Coast Guard Cutter Campbell crew offloaded more than 7,200 pounds of cocaine, Thursday, worth more than $123 million, and the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane crew offloaded more than 11,800…

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USCGC Tahoma completes North Atlantic fisheries patrol

January 26, 2021 – USCGC Tahoma (WMEC 908) returned to Kittery, Maine, Tuesday after a 58-day fisheries patrol in the Northern Atlantic. The crew’s efforts support the Coast Guard 1st District’s living marine resource priorities of ensuring the safety of life at sea and protection of fisheries resources in a region home to one of the nation’s largest economies. “The…

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