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Sir David Attenborough launches 'Boaty' polar ship

Sir David Attenborough launches 'Boaty' polar ship

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Sir David Attenborough has launched the 10,000-tonne hull of the UK's newest polar ship - named after him - into the River Mersey.The broadcaster pushed the button, sending the hull sliding out from the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead, into the water where building will continue."Our future will be affected by what people working on this ship will be discovering in years to come," he said.It is "the greatest possible honour" to be its namesake, Sir David added.The hull of the £200m research vessel entered the river stern-first, creating a big wave as it hit the water.Ahead of the launch, the riverbed was dredged in front of the slipway to make sure the steel mass did not bottom out. ...
Pacific Ship Repair contracted for PSA on USS Ralph Johnson

Pacific Ship Repair contracted for PSA on USS Ralph Johnson

Business
April 26 (UPI) -- Pacific Ship Repair and Fabrication has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy for post shakedown availability services on the new USS Ralph Johnson.The deal, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 17.2 million under the terms of a cost-plus-award-fee contract.The contract from Naval Sea Systems Command enables Pacific Ship Repair and Fabrication to accomplish post shakedown availability on the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson, the Defense Department said.Post shakedown availability or PSA is an shipbuilding industry term used to describe work assigned to a contract that corrects deficiencies found during the shakedown cruise, which is when test trials on the ship are conducted at sea in order to spotli...
Suspected pirates kidnap Dutch cargo ship crew members near Nigeria

Suspected pirates kidnap Dutch cargo ship crew members near Nigeria

World
April 24 (UPI) -- Suspected pirates boarded a Dutch-flagged cargo ship near the Nigerian coast, the ship's managing company said Monday.The suspects kidnapped 12 of the 14 crew members on board FWN Rapide on Saturday near Port Harcourt, ForestWave Navigation BV said.Two others crew members were uninjured and moved the vessel to a safe location, the company said. ForestWave commended the two for their "courageous and professional handling" of the incident."ForestWave would like to stress its main priority is to establish contact with the missing seafarers and secure their earliest and secure return," the company said in a statement. "The company's Emergency Response team is working around the clock and is liaising with the local and international authorities."The ship was traveling from Tak...
Lockheed tapped for ship repair support on Fitzgerald

Lockheed tapped for ship repair support on Fitzgerald

Business
April 13 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy for continued repair service support on the USS Fitzgerald and to deliver five upgraded systems for ballistic missile defense.The deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 68.5 million under the terms of a firm-fixed price contract, which is a modification to a previous award.The agreement enables Lockheed Martin to provide additional support in the restoration of the USS Fitzgerald, a guided missile destroyer that collided with a container ship offshore Japan in June 2017. Seven U.S. sailors were killed.Additionally, the contract calls for the manufacture and delivery of five upgraded AN/SPY-1D(V) phased arrays for the purpose of enhancing in-service ballistic missile defense ...
Navy commissions littoral combat ship USS Omaha

Navy commissions littoral combat ship USS Omaha

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Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The USS Omaha, the Navy's newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, was commissioned Saturday afternoon at the Broadway pier in San Diego.The USS Omaha, the 11th littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the sixth of the Independence-variant design, was commissioned into the fleet Saturday at 3 pm EST. The Navy streamed the commissioning online at the Navy Live blog.Former Navy SEAL officer and Medal of Honor recipient Bob Kerrey, who also served in the U.S. Senate and as governor of Nebraska, was keynote speaker for the event."At a time when so many Americans are yielding to the siren song of cynicism saying that the system doesn't work, the system did produce this boat," Kerrey said. "And it wasn't easy. There were setbacks, there were skeptics, there were oppon...