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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 […]

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The director of the ship “Ever Given” asks the Suez Canal Authority to release 3 other crew members

The technical managers of never giventhe container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March, has asked the canal authority to allow three of the 25 crew on board to leave the ship. “The SCA has advised that it will clear the crew members to leave the vessel when their contracts expire, and requests for […]

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Leading Ship Managers Form Global Joint Sourcing Company

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement and Columbia Shipmanagement have combined their global purchasing power to create an independent sourcing company. In a statement, the company said the move guaranteed constituents lower costs in purchasing a wide range of consumables while ensuring product quality and service. GP General Procurement Company Limited (GenPro) will negotiate master supply agreements with […]

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Seven companies receive $ 115 million Navy contract amendment for ship maintenance work in San Diego

Seven companies based in California and Virginia have received an amendment to contracts previously awarded to the US Navy for the ongoing maintenance of guided missile destroyers, cruisers and amphibious ships stationed or visiting San Diego. Potential $ 114.7 million contract amendment awarded to Colonna West, East Coast Repair and Fabrication, Epsilon Systems Solutions, Marine […]

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Updates never given from ship manager

Germany-based MV Ever Given Technical Manager Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) provided updates on the vessel’s refloating efforts from the southern end of the Suez Canal. The vessel, one of the largest ultra-large container ships (ULCVs) in the world, ran aground around 7 a.m. local time near mile marker 151 on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. SMIT […]

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BIW secures $ 146 million contract amendment to perform vessel maintenance

BATH – Bath Iron Works was awarded a $ 146 million federal contract amendment to continue the maintenance and modernization of existing Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Arleigh Burkes are the primary type of vessel produced by BIW, a subsidiary of aerospace and defense company General Dynamics. The company is already performing post-delivery maintenance work on 69 […]

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MESPAS rethinks the technical management software for ships

MESPAS, an independent Swiss IT and engineering company, has completely redesigned its technical vessel management software to create a more intuitive, modern and user-friendly interface. The new maritime software solution is easy to use and is similar to Microsoft Office because the new look is built on Microsoft’s design guidelines. In addition, the interface uses […]

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MESPAS reorganizes the technical ship management software – Digital Ship

MESPAS has completely redesigned its technical vessel management software, resulting in a more modern, intuitive and user-friendly user interface. The new look is based on Microsoft’s design guidelines. The new software solution therefore seems familiar and easy to use for those familiar with Microsoft Office products. The interface itself uses the latest and most up-to-date […]

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MESPAS reorganizes its technical management software for ships

The Swiss IT and engineering company MESPAS informs that it has completely redesigned its software for the technical management of ships, which results in a more modern, intuitive and user-friendly user interface. The new look is based on Microsoft’s design guidelines, said, noting that the new software solution looks familiar and easy to use for […]

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PACC Ship Managers and Satcom Global extend their partnership with the 3-year renewal of Aura VSAT

Singapore-based PACC Ship Managers Pte Ltd (PaccShip) has chosen to extend its sourcing relationship with Satcom Global Ltd, renewing its contract for Aura VSAT for an additional 3 years. Satcom Global has supported over 50 vessels managed by PaccShip with seamless Ku-band connectivity since 2017, with 5 additional vessels expected to join the Aura network […]

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PACC Ship Managers & Satcom Global renew Aura VSAT contract for 3 years

Posted on October 5, 2020 at 2:27 p.m. by The Maritime Executive PACC Ship Managers Pte Ltd (PaccShip), based in Singapore, has chosen to extend its supply relationship with Satcom Global Ltd, renewing its contract for Aura VSAT for an additional 3 years. Satcom […]

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PACC and Satcom Global ship managers renew 3-year Aura VSAT contract

Posted on Oct 5, 2020 2:27 PM by The maritime executive Singapore-based PACC Ship Managers Pte Ltd (PaccShip) has chosen to extend its sourcing relationship with Satcom Global Ltd, renewing its contract for Aura VSAT for an additional 3 years. Satcom Global has supported over 50 vessels managed by PaccShip with seamless Ku-band connectivity since […]

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Ship maintenance delays endanger national security, says congressman

Navy ships that cannot deploy regularly due to maintenance delays are “not worth much,” Virginia Representative Rob Wittman said on Wednesday. And if these ships are not at sea, they are sending the wrong message to American adversaries. “We can have the largest ships in the world, from our nuclear aircraft carriers to our submarines […]

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The navy in search of better approaches to ship maintenance

JUST IN: The Navy Seeks Better Approaches To Ship Maintenance Public domain The Navy hopes to change the way it takes care of its ships after years of maintenance issues, according to a service official. Rear Adm. Eric Hage, commander of the Regional Naval Maintenance Center and director of surface vessel maintenance and modernization for […]

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ManTech wins IT contract to support US Navy ship maintenance

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the location of Portsmouth Dockyard. It is located in Maine. WASHINGTON — ManTech has won an $87 million contract for computer work on the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command’s ship maintenance mission, the company announced July 22. Under the five-year contract, ManTech will support the Navy’s […]

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Wilhelmsen and MPC Capital join forces in technical ship management

Posted on July 21, 2020 1:33 p.m. by The Maritime Executive Wilhelmsen Ship Management, a third-party ship management service provider headquartered in Singapore, and Hamburg-based asset and investment manager MPC Capital AG have agreed to combine their activities in the technical management of container […]

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Wilhelmsen and MPC Capital join forces in technical vessel management

Posted on Jul 21, 2020 1:33 PM by The maritime executive Wilhelmsen Ship Management, a third-party ship management service provider headquartered in Singapore, and Hamburg-based asset and investment manager MPC Capital AG, have agreed to combine their activities in technical port management. -containers. To this end, Wilhelmsen Ship Management acquires a 50% stake in Ahrenkiel […]

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Government of Canada awards contract to support maintenance of Halifax-class ships

As stated in Canada’s defense policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is committed to providing the Canadian Armed Forces with the modern and efficient equipment necessary to support its operations. This includes supporting the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) combat vessel fleet to ensure they remain operationally efficient and capable until the transition to […]

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The Navy mobilizes reservists to support ship maintenance

Last week, the Navy announced it was mobilizing 1,629 reservists to support maintenance of aircraft carriers and submarines at its four public shipyards from July. This mobilization will help reduce the maintenance backlog that has developed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In March, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) authorized weather and safety holidays for shipyard […]

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Greek ship managers suspend trade with Venezuela amid US sanctions

LONDON (Reuters) – Three Greece-based shipping companies have said they halted trade with Venezuela after the United States imposed sanctions on ships under their leadership as Washington ramps up trade with Caracas. The US government is seeking to stifle Venezuelan oil exports to deprive the government of Socialist President Nicolas Maduro of its main source […]

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Bath Iron Works wins additional $ 42.8 million contract for vessel maintenance and modernization

The $ 42.8 million contract will fund updates and maintenance work on the Naval Fleet’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, such as the USS Thomas Hudner, pictured above. Photo courtesy of Bath Iron Works BATH – The Navy awarded Bath Iron Works an addition of nearly $ 43 million to a previous contract to continue to perform […]

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The Navy mobilizes reservists as part of the SurgeMain program to support vessel maintenance> Naval Sea Systems Command> Module Saved News

WASHINGTON – The Navy is mobilizing 1,629 reservists to support the maintenance of aircraft carriers and submarines at its four public shipyards from July. This mobilization will help reduce the maintenance backlog that has developed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) authorized weather and safety holidays for shipyard personnel […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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How digital twins keep the Navy one step ahead of ship maintenance

With a digital twin of a ship, the Navy can perform repairs and maintenance aboard the ship at sea, ensuring combat systems readiness without the need to dock. The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Port Hueneme, Calif., Worked with Aerial Alchemy, an unmanned aerial systems company, to research ways to use digital twins and […]

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How digital twins keep the Navy one step ahead of ship maintenance – GCN

How digital twins keep the Navy ahead of ship maintenance By Stéphanie Kanowitz May 01, 2020 With a digital twin of a ship, the Navy can perform repairs and maintenance aboard the ship at sea, ensuring combat systems readiness without the need to dock. The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Port Hueneme, Calif., Worked […]

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Navy vessel maintenance budget would increase by 3% with additional funds

The US Navy’s vessel maintenance budget now includes two sources of funding: traditional operations and maintenance funding; and a new procurement fund item added by Congress last year and re-requested by the administration for 2021. In total, the total budget of $ 13.5 billion for fiscal year 2021 represents an increase of 3.1%. The Navy’s […]

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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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Maintenance of Navy vessels: measures needed to address maintenance delays for surface vessels based abroad

What GAO found The Navy maintains the 38 surface vessels based in Japan, Spain and Bahrain through a mix of Navy operated facilities and private contractors. The Navy uses different maintenance approaches at each location depending on the number and type of vessels based there and the Navy industrial base and private contractors available to […]

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MESPAS allows ship managers and suppliers to be HMI compliant

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 11:01 AM by The maritime executive New EU and IMO regulations come into force this year regarding the declaration and inventory of hazardous substances (HMI). MESPAS provides vessel managers and suppliers with the necessary tools to comply. In 2013, the EU published hazardous materials inventory regulations and gave the shipping […]

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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. […]

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Verifavia signs with two ship managers

Verifavia, an emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and navigation), has announced a major cooperation with two of the largest ship managers in the world, namely Wallem Ship Management in Hong Kong and Zeaborn Ship Management in Hamburg ( a consolidation of ER Schiffahrt and Rickmers Shipmanagement), to perform verification services for the […]

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Ship managers plan to work together to tackle shipping challenges

Posted on October 16, 2018 9:26 AM by The maritime executive Meeting the challenges of tomorrow’s maritime commerce is a top priority for ship managers as they develop strategies to achieve environmental goals and embrace the rapid technological advances in our industry. Ship managers gathered in London this week for the annual general meeting of […]

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DND union in Esquimalt protests privatization of warship maintenance – Victoria News

DND Union in Esquimalt Protests Privatization of Warship Maintenance National decision could affect jobs on west coast, union says Department of National Defense employees were in Esquimalt near Canteen Road this afternoon, protesting a deal the Liberal government made with a French company to maintain Arctic offshore patrol vessels and joint support ships. Protesters stopped […]

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DND union in Esquimalt protests privatization of warship maintenance – Saanich News

DND Union in Esquimalt Protests Privatization of Warship Maintenance National decision could affect jobs on west coast, union says Department of National Defense employees were in Esquimalt near Canteen Road this afternoon, protesting a deal the Liberal government made with a French company to maintain Arctic offshore patrol vessels and joint support ships. Protesters stopped […]

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Navy plans to improve vessel maintenance contracts to ensure availability on time and on budget

Lt. Cmdr. Taylor South, right, assigned to the Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC), and Kevin Eppleman, a civilian diver assigned to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC), perform an inspection of the cruiser’s propeller Ticonderoga-class guided-missile USS Hue City (CG 66) in Souda Bay, Greece, July 3, 2017. US Navy photo. SAN DIEGO – […]

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Columbia-Marlow is on the verge of becoming one of the world’s greatest ship managers

Due diligence for the deal between the two German-born Cyprus-based companies is now complete, he said, and completion is simply awaiting regulatory approval from anti-competitive authorities in countries where both have concerns. important presences – including Cyprus and Germany – with green light possible from June. The new entity would be called Columbia-Marlow, on the […]

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Optimization of passenger ship maintenance schedules

This article first appeared in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of International Cruise & Ferry Review. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed. The maintenance of engines and equipment on board cruise ships and ferries is essential to ensure their safe and reliable operation. “All equipment must be properly […]

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BAE Systems tests new SEA-CORES technology to improve vessel maintenance

BAE Systems is testing a new technology, the Ship Energy Assessment – Condition Optimization & Routing Enhancement System (SEA-CORES), which is being developed to transform ship maintenance for the UK Royal Navy and commercial organisations. Sponsored by Innovate UK, the jointly funded research project aims to develop technology that monitors equipment, fuel and energy performance […]

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ESA Group sets up technical vessel management operations in Malta

ESA Ship Management Ltd, a wholly owned Maltese subsidiary of ESA Genoa, started operations in Malta. His office is located on Old Mint Street in Valletta. The company manages the technical and safety requirements of ships in accordance with international standards. The role of the technical manager of a ship is to ensure that it […]

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Damen performs cruise ship maintenance

Astor and Marco Polo receive renovations and class investigation Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has recently completed a number of cruise ship repair and refurbishment projects in the Netherlands, including Astor and Marco Polo, both operated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages. The ships went to Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSV) for an extensive program of scheduled and […]