Ship maintenance

GAO urges Navy to act on ship maintenance and repair to increase readiness

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the U.S. Navy collected, but did not analyze, limited data on the performance of interim maintenance periods — work that often occurs while a ship is docked and capable to start within 96 hours. Based on this data, the GAO found that the Navy had completed 191 of […]

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Navy Vessel Maintenance: Actions Needed to Monitor and Manage Performance of Intermediate Maintenance Periods

What the GAO found The Navy collected, but did not analyze, limited data on the performance of interim maintenance periods – work often occurring while a ship is docked and able to start within 96 hours. Based on this data, the GAO found that the Navy completed 191 of 414 (46%) overdue submarine interim maintenance […]

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Navy reports improved vessel maintenance, but still falls short of NOC targets

WASHINGTON – The US Navy has significantly improved its ability to maintain surface ships – but has not eliminated repair time overruns as wanted by the chief of naval operations. High-profile reviews in 2010 and again in 2017 highlighted the decline in surface navy readiness, including a decline in ship materiel readiness. Maintenance periods would […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]