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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 – […]