Back to the Wisconsin
Seaward Marine Services, Inc. has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract to perform waterline repairs on the Battleship Wisconsin (BB-64). The scope of work includes the application of Hycote 151, which is the only product in the world that has US Navy approval for application underwater to US Navy vessels. Approximately 1800 linear feet of waterline is tasked to be coated. Of this area 700 linear feet is exposed bare metal with corrosion and pitting extending two feet above and two feet below the waterline. This brings the total job scope to approximately 7,200 square feet of Hycote to be applied. The contract was won through a competitive process invitation for bids with the City of Norfolk. Production began October 11 and is expected to continue through November of 2016. Seaward's Dive boat, the Coastal Pride, with its crew supervised by Mickey Bisese and Mobile Dive Team IV, supervised by Michael Charles will work together under the project management of Dean Womack to bring the project to a successful conclusion.
Seaward was previously tasked in 2013 for Hull Cleaning and Lamp Ray ROV® inspection of the Wisconsin, and was featured on the April 2013 edition of Norfolk News Now for that work.