Navy bundles amphibious ship and oiler acquisitions; Magic pipe case chief engineer gets prison sentence

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Navy bundles amphibious ship and oiler acquisitions
February 24, 2015— According to a presolicitation notice published earlier this month, the Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) intends to issue a limited competition solicitation to Huntington Ingalls Inc.’s Ingalls Shipbuilding and General Dynamics NASSCO for the detail design and construction of Amphibious Assault Ship (LHA) 8, detail design and construction of T-AO(X) Fleet Oiler Replacement Ships 1-6, LX(R) Contract Design (CD) support, and associated supplies and services.

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Magic pipe case chief engineer gets prison sentence
According to Vidad’s plea agreement, engine room crew members of the M/V Selene Leader transferred oily wastes between oil tanks using rubber hoses and then illegally bypassed pollution control equipment and discharged the oily wastes overboard into the ocean.

Dynamic positioning incident prompts safety alert
At the time of the position loss, the OSV was being utilized to support pump and electric line equipment.

HHI develops LNG carrier fuel gas management system
The newly developed HHI gas treatment system consists of an ME-GI engine, a BOG high-pressure compressor, a BOG reliquefaction system, an LNG fuel gas supply system and Hyundai integrated gas supply system.
Rolls-Royce books order for new Anchor Recovery Frame
Unlike existing Anchor Handling Frames which have a 90 degree operating angle, the Rolls-Royce ARF can be operated at a 126 degree angle to the deck.

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