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Commander NAVSEA: Planning efforts show positive results in vessel maintenance

Vice admiral. William J. Galinis aboard during a Pearl Harbor Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facilities change of command ceremony in June. US NAVY / Justice Vannatta ARLINGTON, Va .– The commander of Naval Sea Systems Command said efforts to improve vessel maintenance availability planning are yielding positive results and helping shipyards get the job done. […]

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US Navy issues several contracts for the maintenance of coastal combat ships

The United States Department of Defense has awarded several contracts with a cumulative value of $ 2.7 billion to support the sustainment execution efforts of all Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) based in Mayport, Fla. ( East Coast). These contracts involve several naval industries, including BAE Systems, Fincantieri Marine Systems North America, Austal USA and Life […]

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China bans nine ship managers from changing crews for 30 days

(IMO archive photo) Posted on Jul 27, 2021 7:18 PM by The maritime executive After denying media reports that China was banning Indian crewmembers from changing crews due to COVID-19 fears, China’s transport ministry confirmed it was blocking crew changes for at least less 30 days from some recruitment agencies and management companies. Chinese officials […]

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Trinidad and Tobago partners with Austal in naval maintenance company

New Elizabeth gonzales Saturday July 17, 2021 Prime Minister Keith Rowley. Photo by Sureash Cholai The government is at an advanced stage of discussions with Austal, the Australian shipping company, on a partnership to set up a program in Chaguaramas aimed at developing a robust naval maintenance industry. The Prime Minister announced it at Coast […]

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VCNO: The Greyhound Task Force of the Navy “A strong approach” for the maintenance of ships

The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrives at the port of Pascagoula, Mississippi. in 2018 aboard the heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf, to begin restoration and modernization work at the Huntington Ingalls’ Industries shipyard. US NAVY / David L. Stoltz ARLINGON, Virginia – The Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) told Congress that the […]

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Ship managers suspend crew changes for Indian sailors as nation grapples with Covid-19

India’s punitive Covid-19 crisis has added to a mountain of challenges for ship managers making crew changes – some choosing to avoid employing the country’s sailors and others seeking to overcome obstacles to hire them. The nation is grappling with a huge spike in coronavirus infections, with a daily total of new cases at just […]

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GAO Report: Navy Overpays Maintenance Of Coastal Combatant Ships

April 30 (UPI) – The US Navy’s maintenance program for its littoral combat vessels includes the cost of major unscheduled work, according to a government report released Friday. The 32-page Government Accountability Office report notes that because the Navy “lacks sufficient technical data from the manufacturer” to maintain systems on board ships, additional coordination and […]