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Shipyard Efficiencies - Submarine Construction

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on January 5, 2010

The Navy took delivery of its newest attack submarine, PCU New Mexico (SSN 779), from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding (NGSB) Dec. 29, four months earlier than its contract delivery date. New Mexico is the sixth Virginia-class submarine and the third delivered by NGSB.

Nuclear Merchant Ships?

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on December 28, 2009

The head of Chinese shipping giant Cosco has suggested that container ships should be powered by nuclear reactors in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from shipping, said to account for 4% of the global total. Shipping companies have gradually been introducing 'super slow steaming'…

Kawasaki or Mitsubishi: Japanese Submarine Construction

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on December 21, 2009

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corp. are the only two companies in Japan able to build military submarines, and a possible clash between the two companies over the 2010 submarine contract is attracting widespread industry attention.

Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport, WA

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on December 20, 2009

COMSUBGRU NINE and friends will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (SSBN 598), the first Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine and the first of the "41 for Freedom" boats. To help us celebrate this event…

West Coast Regional Marine Research and Information Needs

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on October 28, 2009

Oregon, Washington, California and Southern California Sea Grant Programs have spent more than three years working in collaboration with state, federal and tribal agencies to assess the region's marine research and information needs. The efforts…

USNS Grapple Civil Service Mariners & Navy Divers Contribute to Africa Partnership Station

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on December 16, 2009

The mission supports Africa Partnership Station, or APS, a U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa initiative designed to enhance the continent's maritime security through partnership and collaboration. Grapple is specifically deployed as part of APS East…

Wiring Harness Technology for Torpedoes

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on December 15, 2009

Torpedo designers at the Raytheon Co. Integrated Defense Systems segment headquartered in Tewksbury, MA, needed wiring harnesses for the company's MK 48 submarine-launched torpedoes and MK 54 surface ship and aircraft-launched torpedoes. They…

Navy Christens Submarine Missouri

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on December 8, 2009

PCU Missouri (SSN 780), the Navy's newest Virginia-class attack submarine, was christened during a ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, CT on December 5th. The Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates were…

Hydrovolts Creating Buzz in the Pacific Northwest

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on December 3, 2009

Hydrovolts has invented revolutionary in-stream hydrokinetic turbines that generate renewable energy from water currents. The turbines are dropped into and secured in the open channel - it is not necessary to divert the flow or construct new channels or dams.

Marine Mammals Protect Washington State Naval Base

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on December 1, 2009

The U.S. Navy will install a swimmer interdiction security system at Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) Bangor, Washington, that will employ teams of security personnel and specially-trained marine mammals to protect waterside assets and sailors. This…

Naval Research Sea Glider Applications

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on November 26, 2009

A Sea Glider unmanned underwater vehicle with an underwater microphone began patrolling the coast of Hawaii in late October and will finish up its initial mission in mid-November. By then, it will have collected half a terabyte of data. By applying…

Law of the Sea - Continental Shelf Updates

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on November 23, 2009

Mexico and Ireland are the first two coastal States to implement Article 76 paragraph 9 of the Convention on the Law of the Sea by depositing with the UN-Secretary General charts and relevant information, including geodetic data, permanently describing the outer limits of their continental shelves.

Recovery Act Supports Maritime Projects

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on November 19, 2009

The U.S. Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will allocate funds to utilize hydrographic surveying contractors collect data in critical…


Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on November 16, 2009

Two World War II Japanese submarines, designed with revolutionary technology to attack the U.S. mainland, have been discovered off the Hawaiian coast of Oahu. They each carried two aircraft while submerged and were the fastest attack subs of WWII.

Pacific Northwest Ocean Observatory

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on November 12, 2009

The Regional Scale Nodes project is receiving money from the National Science Foundation through the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. The contract consists of approximately $385 million over 5½ years in funding for the National Science Foundation's…

NOAA research ship Okeanos Explorer

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on November 9, 2009

The Okeanos is the only U.S. government ship dedicated solely to exploring unknown parts of the ocean. It is a former Navy surveillance ship that was obtained by NOAA in 2005 and converted at a shipyard in Seattle into a deep-sea research vessel.

Test Drive the Compact, Capable, and Versatile SeaBotix LBV!

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on November 5, 2009

You are invited to attend a live demonstration of the SeaBotix Inspection Class ROV product line. View a demonstration, fly it yourself, and meet with one of the founders of SeaBotix. Don’t miss this great opportunity. Refreshments and Snacks Provided!

OpenHydro Wins Contract for Tidal Project in Puget Sound

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on November 4, 2009

A contract to develop a tidal energy pilot project for a public utility provider in Washington State has been won by the Irish company OpenHydro. While little detail of the contract has been made public, it was confirmed that the contract with…

Puget Sound Wireless Buoy System

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on November 2, 2009

Intellicheck Mobilisa received a $4.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy for wireless security buoys that can detect water quality, oil spills, and maritime threats. The buoys provide a high-capacity communications network grid to provide real-time monitoring for marine environments.

Lasers for Subsea Communication

Posted to Subsea (by Chuck Bunton) on October 26, 2009

Communicating with submarines while they operate beneath the seas has been one of the longstanding challenges for the military. Naval researchers say they have made headway on an innovative way to use undersea lasers that could be used to communicate with submarines.
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