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  • 11 November 2014
    Authorities

    Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced that Glenn Morgan has been promoted to vice president of nuclear materials operations for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions. Savannah River is a joint partnership between HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, Fluor Corp. and Honeywell that manages operations of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C. Morgan previously […]

  • 16 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy divers and specially trained handlers removed the first cannon from the Savannah River during the current phase of the recovery of the CSS Georgia ironclad yesterday. The cannon has been at the bottom of the Savannah River since December 1864 when the Confederate crew scuttled the CSS Georgia during their retreat from Savannah. […]

  • 10 July 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy Divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 6, in conjunction with archaeologists, conservationists, Naval History and Heritage Command, and the US Army Corps of Engineers, are diving the Savannah river in support of the salvage of Civil War ironclad […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 6 conducted joint training at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC-FS) June 16. Sailors participating in the training are preparing for the salvage of the Civil War Ironclad CSS Georgia. Senior Chief Navy Diver Steve Askew, a Master Diver assigned […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Since returning from deployment, US Sailors assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 have been nothing but busy, with their schedules packed with training evolutions in preparation of salvaging a 150 year-old captured enemy vessel. The Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia has resided at the bottom of the Savannah River in Georgia, since she […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) is using Coda Octopus’ Echoscope 3D imaging sonar during CSS Georgia Salvage efforts. Navy Divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technicians from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 6, in conjunction with archaeologists, conservationists, Naval History and […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    DAVD, also known as the Divers Augmented Vision Display, is the U.S. Navy’s next-generation diving helmet equipped with binocular-style “smart glasses” which caused media to compare the helmet to that of Iron Man. The micro-display, smaller than a postage stamp, is embedded into the helmet and ready to receive a variety of critical topside data that assists divers working […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Savannah is hosting four members of the Liberia Maritime Authority as part of the Coast Guard-sponsored International Port Security program, intended to create a consistent security program for all U.S. ports, Wednesday through Friday. The delegates are touring the Savannah-based Customs and Border Protection unit, Georgia Ports […]

  • 1 November 2013

    The U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) will begin a multi-phase salvage operation to survey and relocate historic artifacts from CSS Georgia, a Civil War-era Confederate Navy ship Nov. 7. The operation comes in anticipation a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers channel-deepening project in the Savannah Harbor that would disturb the historic shipwreck. […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s role in the Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders’ Summit Security Task Force is helping to keep the Brisbane River safe. Lieutenant Sean Aitken of the Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Task Group based at HMAS Kuttabul is the Officer in Charge of the Navy Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Force Element deployed to […]

  • 11 May 2011
    Training & Education

      USS Alaska (SSBN 732) hosted an adoption ceremony for the Savannah Navy League as the organization officially recognized their adoption of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine May 7. Cmdr. Kevin Byrne, Alaska (Blue) commanding officer, said he hopes the relationship between the boat and Savannah Navy League strengthens as the two get to know each […]

  • 14 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has unveiled the names of new expeditionary fast transport (EPF) and littoral combat ships. Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy, announced on February 13 that the next Freedom and Independence variant littoral combat ships will be named USS Nantucket (LCS 27) and USS Savannah (LCS 28), while a new expeditionary fast […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) visited Savannah, Georgia, for its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration, March 16-18. McFaul Sailors marched in the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade Tuesday, one of the largest processions of its kind in the country. McFaul Sailors also attended the city’s annual Jasper Green Ceremony on […]

  • 5 January 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s River-class patrol vessel HMS Clyde in late December arrived to South Africa on what is scheduled to be a two months long port visit. Clyde reached Simon’s Town on December 23 and will stay there until February 20, 2017. Simon’s town is the home of the South African Navy; it is located on […]

  • 13 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) will be not be able to deploy for a scheduled mission in the Asia Pacific because of further maintenance requirements, the US Navy has announced. Fall River was set to take part in the humanitarian and disaster response-preparation mission Pacific Partnership but a pre-deployment inspection […]

  • 23 September 2019
    Industry news, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Austal hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the future littoral combat ship USS Savannah (LCS 28) at its shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on September 20. Savannah is the 14th Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS). “We are honored to lay the keel of what will one day be a magnificent combat ship that will defend […]

  • 13 January 2014
    Industry news

    Alabama-based shipbuilder Austal christened the US Navy’s fourth Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) Fall River in Mobile, Al. on January 11th, 2014. The Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, said that the Fall River represents the physical embodiment of the city of Fall River’s patriotic spirit. Mrs. Diane Bemus Patrick, the ship’s sponsor, also attended […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The United States Navy expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Fall River (T-EPF-4) is making a goodwill visit to Yangon, Myanmar March 21-25 to enhance friendship and cultural exchange between U.S. service members and the people of Myanmar. The ship is transiting between mission stops in Sri Lanka and Malaysia for the annual Pacific Partnership mission, […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile Cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) is currently hosting 14 midshipmen during their summer training.   The midshipmen have been aboard for several underway periods, experiencing numerous evolutions as the ship conducted its readiness evaluation and supported helicopter squadron deck landing qualifications. During their time at sea, they were able to observe and […]

  • 23 April 2014
    Industry news

    As one of the Elizabeth River’s premier stewards, Norfolk Ship Repair continues to lead in world-class environmental efforts.   One such initiative is restoring the river’s native oyster population. NSR built a large oyster reef several years ago and now is raising an abundance of juvenile oysters (called “spat”) in floating cages. These juveniles will […]

  • 21 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy began initial integration testing of its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) onto the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Aug. 12 at Patuxent River’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 facility. The program’s flight test team conducted missile load and fit checks using a mass simulator vehicle, designed to emulate LRASM, in preparation for […]

  • 7 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Divers from the Trident Refit Facility traveled from their home in Kings Bay Ga., to Newport, Ky. to give area residents on Sept. 1 a small taste of what Navy divers do -swim with sharks. The divers were in town for Cincinnati Navy Week 2011 and dove for six shows a day in the […]

  • 3 September 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s mine clearance divers have successfully disposed of a Second World War bomb. The operation was carried out off the coast of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, on August 31. The WWII German bomb had been caught up in nets put out by fishermen in that area. After being called to the scene, the navy sent its […]

  • 21 July 2011

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have successfully blown up a huge German mine off the Essex coast. The 1,500lb Second World War device was dredged up last Friday by the vessel Congo River about seven miles off Walton-on-the-Naze. A team from Southern Diving Unit 2 in Portsmouth were faced with an initial precarious task of […]

  • 8 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Three companies of the Indian Army, Navy Divers and aircraft from Indian Air Force rendered assistance in several places in Kerala over the last two days as the fury of vigourous monsoons and rising rivers wreaked havoc in the state.   Whilst the Indian Navy is often  called upon to assist the civil administration in […]

  • 29 June 2012
    Training & Education

    An eight-man team from HMAS Stirling (CAPT Brett Wolski) successfully completed the 2012 Gibb River Road Mountain Bike Challenge and raised much needed funds for the Ryan Marron Foundation as well as the Navy’s local charity, the Malibu School. The team of six riders and two support personnel chose the name “Blue Edge” and rode […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to their homeport in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Saturday, following a 45-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. During their patrol, the Diligence crew conducted search and rescue operations off the west coast of Cuba and conducted drug interdiction operations in the vicinity of Columbia and […]

  • 23 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Naval divers from the South West have been recognised for their work on the London 2012 Olympics security operation. Lieutenant Commander Ross Balfour, officer-in-charge of Plymouth-based Southern Dive Unit 1, was presented with an award for his leadership in ensuring on-water security during the Olympic sailing regatta at Portland, Weymouth. The unit was also […]

  • 3 April 2012

    The remnants of a German wartime V2 rocket have been safely removed from the mud off Harwich after a two-day operation. Royal Navy divers and Army engineers worked hand-in-hand to lift the section of rocket out of the River Stour – having discovered that the V2’s warhead was not present. A 4-feet-long section of the […]