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Shipyard Efficiencies - Submarine Construction
Northrop Grumman delivered PCU New Mexico to the Navy 4 months early.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 1/5/2010 7:20:48 AM | with 0 comments

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Nuclear Merchant Ships?
Easy to dismiss but it could potentially happen. Open for thoughtful consideration and discussion.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 12/28/2009 11:15:25 PM | with 4 comments

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Kawasaki or Mitsubishi: Japanese Submarine Construction
It is increasingly likely that in 2010, defense contractors will have to compete to build a Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) submarine for the first time ever.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 12/21/2009 11:54:55 PM | with 0 comments

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Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport, WA
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Fleet Ballistic Submarine at Keyport's Naval Undersea Museum.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 12/20/2009 9:07:14 AM | with 0 comments

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USNS Grapple Civil Service Mariners & Navy Divers Contribute to Africa Partnership Station
Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53) arrived in Mombasa, Kenya, Nov. 18, beginning a nearly two-month long international outreach and maritime security mission.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 12/16/2009 11:20:02 PM | with 0 comments

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Wiring Harness Technology for Torpedoes
Raytheon awarded a $2.6 million contract to LaBarge to provide wiring harnesses for the MK 48 and MK 54 torpedoes - the first time LaBarge has supplied parts for the two torpedo programs.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 12/15/2009 10:40:57 AM | with 0 comments

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Navy Christens Submarine Missouri
The last Missouri, a legendary battleship, saw action in World War II, the Korean War, the Persian Gulf War, and was also the site where Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz, Gen. Douglas MacArthur and many other U.S. and Allied officers accepted the unconditional surrender of the Japanese at the end of World War II Sept. 2, 1945.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 12/8/2009 11:16:42 AM | with 0 comments

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Hydrovolts Creating Buzz in the Pacific Northwest
Hydrovolts developed a new clean technology to generate renewable energy from canals, waterways, spillways, rivers, streams, and tidal currents.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 12/3/2009 10:25:44 AM | with 1 comments

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Marine Mammals Protect Washington State Naval Base
Bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions will protect waterside assets in Washington State.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 12/1/2009 11:30:26 AM | with 1 comments

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Naval Research Sea Glider Applications
The beaked whale is the target of a new undersea glider trying to track the deep-diving mammals by their high-frequency clicks and squeals.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 11/26/2009 11:15:23 AM | with 0 comments

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Law of the Sea - Continental Shelf Updates
The International Seabed Authority reports that Mexico and Ireland implemented Article 76 Paragraph 9 of the Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 11/23/2009 4:14:55 PM | with 0 comments

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Recovery Act Supports Maritime Projects
The U.S. released millions of recovery dollars for projects that support efficient marine navigation and the creation of maritime jobs.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 11/19/2009 10:28:02 AM | with 0 comments

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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 using manned submersibles.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 11/16/2009 6:31:17 PM | with 1 comments

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Pacific Northwest Ocean Observatory
The University of Washington received the largest-ever federal award to construct an ocean observatory off the Pacific Northwest.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 11/12/2009 4:39:21 PM | with 0 comments

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NOAA research ship Okeanos Explorer
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.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 11/9/2009 7:29:55 PM | with 0 comments

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

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 11/5/2009 4:29:29 PM | with 0 comments

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OpenHydro Wins Contract for Tidal Project in Puget Sound
Irish tidal energy company OpenHydro secured a major contract to develop a tidal energy pilot project for a public utility provider in Washington.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 11/4/2009 11:33:10 PM | with 0 comments

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Puget Sound Wireless Buoy System
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.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 11/2/2009 11:40:36 PM | with 2 comments

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West Coast Regional Marine Research and Information Needs
Sea Grant programs in Washington, Oregon and California have released a NOAA-funded report, West Coast Regional Marine Research and Information Needs. The report stems from nearly three years interstate collaboration and analysis involving maritime stakeholders representing private and public interests in all three states. The ocean and coastal environments provide critical services to more than 35 million people who live and work in coastal counties of the Western U.S., and support an ocean economy approaching $32 billion annually.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 10/28/2009 9:43:00 PM | with 0 comments

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Lasers for Subsea Communication
The Naval Research Laboratory is studying undersea lasers for submarine communications.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 10/26/2009 10:59:26 PM | with 0 comments

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ISE Explorer AUVs to Map Arctic Seabed
Canada is the first country in the world to use Explorer AUVs for Arctic research.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 10/21/2009 10:43:03 PM | with 0 comments

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Diverse Submarine Force
The Navy Times recently reported that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Chief of Naval Operations, and the Secretary of the Navy released statements suggesting that women should serve aboard U.S. Navy submarines. But will the cost of reconfiguring submarines prohibit integration of the force?

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 10/19/2009 6:27:41 PM | with 5 comments

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Eye Of The Sea – World’s First Live Underwater Webcam
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and Ocean Research and Conservation Association (ORCA) deploy world's first underwater webcam for scientific research.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 10/14/2009 10:36:35 PM | with 0 comments

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Ocean Observatories Initiative Gets Underway
National Science Foundation and Consortium for Ocean Leadership sign cooperative agreement for vast undersea observing network.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 10/12/2009 11:11:47 PM | with 0 comments

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Cable Laying Ops Begin on Trans Bay Cable Project
Cable laying operation in California.

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 10/8/2009 11:16:48 AM | with 1 comments

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