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Seaward Marine Services would like to give a big "Bravo Zulu" to two of its Norfolk based crews for the cleaning and maintenance work they've recently completed on the USS John Warner. Working from Seaward’s Norfolk based dive boat, the Coastal Pride, work began on the USS John Warner on the 26th of August and continued with continuous 12 hours shifts until the morning of the 1st of September.
First shift was supervised and managed by Bill Greenwood, with divers Mike Charles, Tim Russell, Nathanial Peterson, Mike Waters, Max Spruill, and Taylor Peterson. Second shift was supervised and managed by Frank Sedlack, with divers Tara Carter, Richard Conners, Steve Steiniger, Matt Shaw, Preston Edwards, Kevin Kirschner, and Dave Bruce. A job well done to all involved.
Nothing makes Seaward prouder than seeing this personal thank you from CDR Burt Canfield, Commanding Officer of the USS John Warner:
Posted on: 01/Sep/2017Cecil C. Achord
Seaward Marine Services would like to thank the American Society of Naval Engineers for putting on the Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Syposium in San Diego, CA, and the San Diego Convention Center for hosting the event. Most of all, we'd like to thank all those who came by our booth this year. A big thank you to the port engineers for all the kind words in appreciation of what we do, and a special shout out to Len Santiago of the Museum Ship Midway for the many mentions in his presentation. Looking forward to the next show.
Posted on: 17/Aug/2017Cecil C. Achord
Posted on: 10/Aug/2017Cecil C. Achord
Seaward Marine Services, LLC was awarded a firm fixed Purchase Order by Walashek Industries, to perform an underwater hull cleaning and ABS Underwater Inspection In Lieu of Drydocking on the Military Sealift Command vessel, USNS Lewis B. Puller (T ESB-3) .
Posted on: 17/Jul/2017Cecil C. Achord
Seaward's Norfolk Mobile Diving Unit 3 has successfully completed ICCP system repairs on the Battleship Wisconsin under the Underwater Maintenance and Repair Contract with the City of Norfolk. The scope of work included repairs to the fastener fairings, dielectric shielding, and waterborne replacement of two 8 ft. anodes and the applicable the electrical connections inside the ship.
Posted on: 06/Jun/2017Cecil C. Achord
Seaward Marine Services, LLC Norfolk, VA has been awarded a firm fixed price Purchase Order by NRG Energy http://www.nrg.com/ to perform underwater inspections for Arthur Kill Power Station Staten Island NY. The scope of work includes underwater inspection and documentation of the discharge tunnel and four 54 inch diameter outlet pipes, discharge flume, Unit 2 and 3 Circulating Bays and Screen House Returns. Work is scheduled to begin April 17, 2017 and will be accomplished by SMS Mobile 4 from Norfolk, VA.
Posted on: 19/Apr/2017Cecil C. Achord
Seaward Marine Services, Inc. has been awarded a firm-fixed-price maintenance contract for the Battleship Wisconsin (BB-64). This contract was competitively procured through bid services with the city of Norfolk. The contract period begins in 2016 with options to renew for four additional one-year periods, ending performance in 2021.
The scope of work will include an annual inspection of all sea-chest blanks and stern tubes, and findings will be reported with supporting photographic evidence and recommendations for hull cleaning. When cleaning is required to thoroughly inspect the hull, it will be executed in accordance with NAVSEA S9086-CQ-STM-10/Chapter 081 utilizing the SCAMP platform. A bi-annual survey and cleaning of the impressed current (ICCP) system shall be performed in accordance with NAVSEA S90j86-CQ-STM-10/Chapter 19. Recommendations for repairs will be submitted to the city of Norfolk. Repairs approved by the city may include welding and/or underwater painting using Hycote, which is the only product in the world that has US Navy's approval for application underwater onto US Navy vessels.
This ongoing service is part of the city’s restoration plan to defer a costly dry-docking of this historic museum ship. We are proud to be a part of the effort to preserve this icon of our nation’s naval might, and we look forward to continuing our great working relationship with the city of Norfolk.
Posted on: 10/Nov/2016Cecil C. Achord
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.
Posted on: 19/Oct/2016Cecil C. Achord
Seaward Marine Services, Inc. has been awarded a firm fixed contract by the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) to perform an underwater hull cleaning and Lamp Ray® survey for the Training Ship Empire State. Seaward's Lamp Ray® is a state of the art submersible Remote Operated Underwater Survey Vehicle capable of taking hull plate thickness, coating thickness, and cathodic potential readings simultaneously with a very high degree of accuracy. T/S Empire State is located at the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College; she is the oldest power vessel to be used by the school and is intended to be in service until 2019(wikipedia). To meet this commitment to MARAD, Seaward has dispatched Mobile Diving Unit 4 and Lamp Ray Survey Team out of Norfolk, VA.
Posted on: 23/Aug/2016Cecil C. Achord
Seaward Marine Services, Inc. would like to welcome home one of our own Mrs. MM1 Carolina Hummel, wife of Seaward Mobile 3 East Coast diver Mike Hummel from a long seven-month deployment with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group. We thank you for your service to our country and your role in Operation Inherent Resolve. May you now enjoy your family, friends, and those who supported you during your deployment. We appreciate the sacrifice that you and your family had to bear while you were away.
Posted on: 04/May/2016Cecil C. Achord