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Mid Atlantic Engineering Technical Services Awards USNS Apache Diving To Seaward Norfolk

Posted October 25, 2019
Written by Cecil C. Achord
Mid Atlantic Engineering Technical Services (MAETS) contracted Seaward Marine Services to provide diving services in support of USNS Apache T-ATF 172 at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story VA. Work was completed September 16-17, 2019 on budget and under the allotted timeline.

Due to the lack of pier space Seaward Marine Services mobilized Dive Vessel Coastal Pride in Norfolk Virginia to complete the underwater work which including cleaning and inspection of propellers, rudders, bow thrusters, sea chest gratings, transducers, and appendages. The scope of work also included conducting Visual Technical Inspections (VTI) on port and starboard propellers in accordance with Naval Ships Technical Manual (NSTM) Chapter 245, Propellers and Propulsors. NSTM CH 245 requires detailed technical propeller inspections are to be done by NAVSEA trained and certified propeller inspectors. Seaward Marine Services Norfolk currently has 18 qualified propeller inspector divers to augment their mobile dive teams.


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