Ship maintenance

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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Austal: US Expands Ship Maintenance and Repair Capabilities with San Diego Lease Finalized

COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT DECEMBER 16, 2022 Austal USA Expands Ship Maintenance and Repair Capabilities with San Diego Lease Finalized Austal Limited (Austal) (ASX: ASB) is pleased to announce that Austal USA has completed the purchase of a long-term lease for the Marine Group Boat Works facility in the Port of San Diego, USA , allowing the […]

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Navy awards $ 1.7 billion in maintenance and repair contracts for IDIQ vessels

https://www.govconwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/navy-awards-1-7b.mp3 The US Navy has awarded four five-year contracts worth a combined $ 1.74 billion to provide maintenance, repair and modernization services for non-nuclear surface combatants and amphibians. Multi-award, indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contracts covering Lots 1-4 include scheduled docking and no-docking, ongoing and emergent maintenance support for amphibious and surface combatant ships in […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]