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Seaward, MHI, and Accurate Marine Team To Win USNS Kocak Class Lay Ups for Crowley

Posted March 21, 2022
Written by Cecil C. Achord
Crowley Government Services, Inc. awarded Seaward Marine Services, LLC Norfolk a firm fixed contract for Diving Services to support multi-ship non-retention lay up of USNS Kocak, USNS Obregon, and USNS Pless. The work package includes removal of all skin valves including installation of cofferdams to support the removal of the thirty overboard hull penetration openings for the installation of steel blanks. The contract also required conducting an underwater hull inspection and cleaning of the underwater hull and appendages. Work is scheduled to be completed by Seawards Diving Vessel Coastal Pride at Lamberts Point Docks during three separate January 15, through September, 2022 availabilities.

Seaward Marine Services, LLC will provide diving services in support of cleaning and inspection of the underwater hull propeller, rudder, depth sounding fathometer, doppler speed log, sea chest gratings, opening of bow thruster gratings, and video inspection of the underwater hull and appendages. Seaward Marine Services designed, fabricated, and installed external stern tube seals to remain in place during layup. Seaward and provided diving services for the installation and monitoring of cofferdams sealing all external shell hull penetration openings in support of internal blanking of all skin valves completed by Marine Hydraulics International and ultrasonic testing of each hull penetration and spool pieces inside the vessel performed Seaward Marine Services NDT Personnel. Dewatering and pumping of all excess water and holding tank was accomplished by Accurate Marine Environmental. 


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