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News and Events

for Seaward Marine Services, LLC


Thank You To All That Attended FMMS 2019!

Seaward Marine Services would like to thank the American Society of Naval Engineers for putting on the Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium 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. Looking forward to the next show.
 

Manning the booth in San Diego - From Left to Right:  Cecil C. Achord, Director of IT & Marketing - Kevin Korero, West Coast Operations Manager







 

Posted on: 09/Aug/2019

Cecil C. Achord

Back to the Midway Museum For Cleaning and Inspection

In January 2010, Seaward Marine Services, LLC was contracted by the USS MIDWAY Museum in San Diego, CA to participate in an ongoing multi-year underwater hull preservation program for EX-USS MIDWAY (CV-41).  The latest tasking, as part of this program, was performed from April 8 – July 11, 2019, included a full hull cleaning, and partial hull potential survey.  A Cygnus 1 underwater digital thickness gauge was utilized to measure the hull plate thickness at selected areas of the underwater hull for future planned maintenance. All four stern tubes and shafts were sealed using rope, Splash Zone, and Hycote applications. This was accomplished to seal the interior spaces from water and mud intrusion. Work was accomplished by Seaward’s Dive Boat, Jaqueline II, and crew, with Diving Supervisor Micah Penman.
 


Seaward Marine Services, LLC would again like to thank the USS MIDWAY Museum for the outstanding support provided during this tasking. We trust that we have demonstrated the value and importance of maintaining the underwater hull and appendages by providing documentation reports, photos, and hull potential surveys. Going forward, we believe that by providing hull cleaning, underwater painting, and zinc anode replacement annually, the underwater hull cleaning will be more efficient and help to ensure USS MIDWAY Museum’s hull preservation for years to come.​
 

 


 

Posted on: 23/Jul/2019

Cecil C. Achord

Seaward Supports Two Additional Keystone Shipping MARAD USNS Turbo-Activations

Keystone Shipping Company contracted Seaward Marine Services to provide diving services in support of two separate MARAD USNS Turbo-Activations is Charleston, SC. Turbo- Activations are no-notice readiness exercises for the prepositioned ships to get the vessels tested and underway within 96 hours.
 


http://www.keyship.com/

USNS Cape Domingo and USNS Cape Decision were turbo activated July 10-11. Seaward Marine Services mobilized a team homebased in Norfolk Virginia to complete the underwater hull cleanings including propellers, rudders, bow thrusters, stern thrusters, sea chest gratings, transducers, and appendages. 

Posted on: 23/Jul/2019

Cecil C. Achord

Walashek Industrial Uses Seaward for Cleaning and Inspection of USNS Robert E. Perry

Walashek Industrial awarded Seaward Marine Services, LLC a firm fixed Purchase Order to accomplish a cleaning of the propeller, rudder, bow thruster, seachest gratings, transducers, appendages, and provide an underwater video inspection of the USNS Robert E. Perry, in Norfolk, VA. Period of performance was June 3-5, 2019. Work was accomplished by Seaward’s Dive Boat Coastal Pride Crew, with Dive Supervisor Bill Greenwood.
 






 

Posted on: 25/Jun/2019

Cecil C. Achord

Back To The Battleship Wisconsin For Box Blank Restoration

Seaward Marine Services was tasked with the restoration of the Sea Chest Box Attachments("Box Blanks") on the Battleship Wisconsin.  The Wisconsin's box blanks were cleaned, inspected, and 62 were repaired using Hycote 151 underwater epoxy coating application.  Work was performed April 8-22 by Seaward's dive boat Coastal Pride and crew, Dive Supervisor Bill Greenwood, and Project Manager Mike Charles.
 



 

Posted on: 30/Apr/2019

Cecil C. Achord

Seaward Marine Services Supports Keystone Shipping Company MARAD USNS Turbo-Activations

Keystone Shipping Company contracted Seaward Marine Services to provide diving services in support of two separate MARAD USNS Turbo-Activations is Charleston, SC. Turbo- Activations are no-notice readiness exercises for the prepositioned ships to get the vessels tested and underway within 96 hours.
 


http://www.keyship.com/

USNS Cape Ducato turbo activation was March 15-17; USNS Cape Diamond turbo activation was March 22-24, 2019. Seaward Marine Services mobilized a team homebased in Mayport Florida to complete the underwater hull cleanings including propellers, rudders, bow thrusters, stern thrusters, sea chest gratings, transducers, appendages.


 

Posted on: 26/Mar/2019

Cecil C. Achord

Crowley Awards Seaward Multi-Ship Cleaning and Inspection Contract

Crowley Government Services has awarded Seaward Marine Services Norfolk a USNS Multi-Ship contract to provide diving services on USNS Obregon, USNS Pless, and USNS Kocak in Newport News VA. Work to be completed by Seaward Marine Services Dive Vessel Coastal Pride crew includes cleaning and inspecting the propellers, rudders, depth sounder fathometers, and Doppler speed logs.
 


http://www.crowley.com/industries-we-serve/government-and-military/overview/
 
Scope of work also includes opening and closing sea chest and bow thruster grates for internal cleaning and video inspection with the American Bureau of Shipping Surveyor in attendance. Period of performance is February 19 – March 17, 2019.

 

Posted on: 05/Mar/2019

Cecil C. Achord

Seaward Marine Services Featured on Manufacturing Marvels

Seaward was featured on Manufacturing Marvels, a 2 minute promotional video, which aired on the Fox Business Channel, February 11, 2019.   
 


  Click here to view on youtube.com
 
Thanks to all involved in the production of the video.

Posted on: 12/Feb/2019

Cecil C. Achord

Mid Atlantic Engineering and Technical Services For Cleaning and Inspection on USNS Medgar Evers

Mid Atlantic Engineering and Technical Services has awarded Seaward Marine Services, LLC a firm fixed Purchase Order to provide Diving Services on the USNS Megar Evers (T-AKE-13).

The scope of work included main propeller and hub propeller cleaning and polishing, weardown readings, and inspection of the Underwater Hull, Propeller, Bow Thruster, Bilge Keels, Sea Chests, and Tail Shaft.  Diving Operations were carried out Feb 4-8 by Seaward's Mobile Two.
 



Posted on: 08/Feb/2019

Cecil C. Achord

Walashek Industrial Uses Seaward for Cleaning and Inspection

Walashek Industrial awarded Seaward Marine Services, LLC Norfolk, a firm fixed Purchase Order to accomplish a Full Clean and DataScan Hull Survey, of the Navy Barge IX-516 at the Nuclear Propulsion Training Unit Goose Creek Charleston, SC. Period of performance was January 14-21, 2019. Work was accomplished by Seaward MOB-1 out of Mayport, FL, and the Datascan/Lampray team out of Norfolk.
 


 



 

Posted on: 24/Jan/2019

Cecil C. Achord

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General Manager:
Tom Wright
(757) 853-7683




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Operations Manager:
Kevin Morero
(619) 474-8163




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