Ship managers

Ship managers resort to charter flights for crews on the move as deadline approaches

Indian ship and crew management companies use charter flights to move sailors to and from overseas ports. The move is likely to bring business to struggling private airlines, such as SpiceJet, which have been hit by two-month restrictions on air travel to fight the coronavirus. While international flights have yet to resume operations to India, […]

Ship maintenance

Maintenance of Navy vessels: Evaluating the results of the pilot program could inform decisions to address persistent scheduling challenges

What GAO found Since switching to the Multiple Contract Multiple Order (MAC-MO) contracting approach for vessel maintenance work in 2015, the Navy has increased competitive opportunities, gained flexibility to ensure quality of work and limited cost growth, but schedule delays persist. During this period, 21 of the 41 vessel maintenance periods, called availabilities, for major […]