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Thank You To All That Attended HNSA 2017!

Seaward Marine Services would like to thank the Historic Naval Ships Association for having us at their annual conference which was held this year in Charleston, SC, and the Patriots Point for hosting the event. It was a first for us to set our booth up on the main deck of an aircraft carrier, the USS Yorktown, and we really enjoyed that experience. We'd like to thank all those who came by our booth this year, and hope that more museum ships will begin to utilize and count on our services the way our current museum ship customers have. Thanks again, and always looking forward to doing what we can to help you preserve naval history.

From Left to Right:  Bill Greenwood, Dive Supervisor | Dean Womack, Dive Supervisor | Cecil C. Achord, Director of IT and Head of Marketing | Tom Wright, East Coast Operations Manager - 

Posted on: 02/Oct/2017

Cecil C. Achord

Join us at the 2017 HSNA Annual Conference!

Join us at the upcoming 2017 Historic Naval Ships Association Annual Conference!

Swing by our booth anytime Tuesday, September 26th though Friday, September 29th during Exhibit Hall hours.

For more information regarding this event, visit:

Posted on: 22/Sep/2017

Cecil C. Achord

Seaward Works Continuous Shifts To Support The USS John Warner

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:

The text reads:
“Seaward Marine, thank you for your outstanding support of the USS John Warner. 
The crew of the ‘Sledgehammer of Freedom’ will be able to return to sea on time due to your hard work and dedication.

Thank you for your contribution to the Nation’s Defense!

Hoo yah, John Warner!
Hoo yah, Seaward Marine!

-Burt Canfield, CO SSN 785"


Posted on: 01/Sep/2017

Cecil C. Achord

Thank You To All That Attended FMMS 2017!

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.

Left:  Cecil C. Achord, Director of IT and Head of Marketing    -    Right:  Kevin Morero, West Coast Operations Manager


Posted on: 17/Aug/2017

Cecil C. Achord

Join us at FMMS 2017!

Join us at the upcoming ASNE Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Syposium at the San Diego Convention Center!

Swing by our booth (booth space #605) anytime Tuesday, August 15th or Wednesday, August 16th during Exhibit Hall hours.

For more information regarding this symposium, visit:

Posted on: 10/Aug/2017

Cecil C. Achord

Seaward Completes Cleaning and ABS In-Water Survey of USNS Lewis B. Puller

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)

The extensive scope of work included cleaning of the underwater hull with Seaward's Submersible Cleaning and Maintenance Platform (SCAMP), cleaning of the propellers, rudders, bilge keels, bow thruster, appendages, as well as the opening of all sea chest grates for cleaning and video inspection with an ABS Surveyor in attendance. All work was completed on schedule and within the budget estimates by the Seaward Marine Services Norfolk, VA Mobile 4 Dive Team.

Posted on: 17/Jul/2017

Cecil C. Achord

Seaward Mobile 3 Completes Waterborne Underwater ICCP Anode Change Out On Battleship Wisconsin

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.


Project dive team members were Pete Carlson, Tara Carter, Mike Hummel, Chris Stapleton, Richard Conners, and Taylor Peterson.  Inside support team members were Maxwell Spruill, Preston Edwards, and Jake Gladfelter.  The job was successfully completed within the budget estimate provided to the City of Norfolk, under the supervision of Frank Sedlack (Diving Supervisor) and Vernon “Dean” Womack (Project Manager). Congratulations on another job well done by Seaward Mobile 3.


Posted on: 06/Jun/2017

Cecil C. Achord

Seaward Returns to Arthur Kill Power Station

Seaward Marine Services, LLC Norfolk, VA has been awarded a firm fixed price Purchase Order by NRG Energy 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. 

The dive team members are Mike Waters, Joel Prendergast, Timothy “Matt” Russell, Steve Saunders, Alex Clark, and Bryan Brown. Vernon “Dean” Womack is the diving supervisor. Project Manager is David Spruill. Seaward successfully completed a similar project at Arthur Kill Power Station in 2007. 


Posted on: 19/Apr/2017

Cecil C. Achord

Maintaining the Battleship Wisconsin

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/2016

Cecil C. Achord

Back to the Wisconsin

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/2016

Cecil C. Achord

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