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NAVSEA plans to change the price of vessel maintenance bonuses

USS Somerset (LPD-25) arrives at General Dynamic’s NASSCO Shipyard in San Diego for a Chief of Naval Operations maintenance availability in 2017. US Navy Photo WASHINGTON, DC – Changing the way the Navy awards ship maintenance contracts could improve the way private shipyards finish their jobs on time, said the commanding officer of Naval Sea […]

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Navy strives to get 71% of vessel maintenance on time this year, no extensions by end of 2021

Tugs maneuver the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) into a dry-dock position in preparation for the extended dry-dock of the Selected Restricted Availability Vessel (EDSRA) March 5, 2019. US Navy Photo. ARLINGTON, Va .– The chief of naval operations has given the Navy an ambitious goal of eliminating operational days lost due to […]

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Delays in vessel maintenance could impact naval readiness and operational functions, senators warn

In a photo from August 10, 2019, the USS Connecticut exits Dry Dock 4 at the Puget Sound Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash., During a 5-month maintenance and modernization period and a half, officially known as Mooring Continuous Maintenance Availability. (Max Maxfield / US Navy) WASHINGTON – Over the past five years, […]

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NOC names timely vessel maintenance and sailor training as priorities during visit to Italy

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday addresses Sailors during a Call to All October 18, 2019, in Naples, Italy. (Jonathan Nelson / US Navy) Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday addresses Sailors during a Call to All October 18, 2019, in Naples, Italy. (Jonathan Nelson / US Navy) Chief of Naval Operations Admiral […]

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Gilday recognizes the challenges of vessel maintenance and is committed to studying the obstacles to preparation

Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Lashavya Barber welds aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is subject to Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at the Norfolk Shipyard. US Navy photo. CAPITOL HILL – Vice-Admiral Michael Gilday says he’s ready to get smart at ship maintenance and meet the Navy’s ongoing readiness challenges […]

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Navy Refines How Data Analytics Could Predict Ship Maintenance Needs

Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Patrick Zembol, from Romeo, Mich., Welds a stud in the welding shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). US Navy Photo The post has been updated to include the correct terminology. WASHINGTON, DC – Extending the life of existing ships using data-driven maintenance efforts is the best strategy […]

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DVIDS – News – Consolidated vessel maintenance support facility opens in Bahrain

BAHRAIN NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY – Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment (Det) Bahrain; Commander, CINQ Naval Surface Squadron (CINQ CNSS); and Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain opened a new Consolidated Ship Maintenance Support Facility at NSA Bahrain on May 1, 2019. Captain (N) Darren Guenther, commander of NSA Bahrain, said when opening the facility: […]

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US NAVSEA develops cold spraying technique for ship maintenance

The US Naval Seas Systems Command (NAVSEA) 04 × 3 Tactical Innovation Implementation Laboratory (TIIL) has led the development of a novel cold spray technique, which can improve the routine maintenance of vessels and extend the life of components of older vessels. The cold spray process works by jetting a combination of metal powder and […]

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Quebec’s Davie shipyard splits billion-dollar ship maintenance contracts

The Davie shipyard in Quebec is in the process of securing a share of the multi-billion dollar federal contracts for the maintenance of 12 Canadian navy ships. Public Services and Procurement Canada announced in a statement Thursday that it intends to sign contracts worth $ 7 billion with Davie, in Levis, Que., Irving Shipbuilding Inc. […]