Ebeneezer Scrooge would be proud. This is our annual United States Coast Guard edition, and it could best be dubbed the “Christmas Carol” edition as we examine USCG Past, USCG Present and USCG Future.
First looking back (but not too far back), and in step with our continued celebration of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News’ 75th Anniversary, Patricia Keefe takes an insightful look at the times, tribulations, leadership and legacy of Thad Allen, past Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Allen is widely considered to be one of the transformational leaders in this position of all time, and by any measure he is the definition of the word ‘leader,’ proven by a steady hand through disasters, both natural and man-made, across two Administrations. Allen was a natural choice for profile in this edition, and the story starts on page 32.
Today, as many of you are well aware, the Coast Guard continues its evolution under the guidance of USCG Commandant Admiral Bob Papp, who just a few days ago delivered his final “State of the Coast Guard” address.
As Edward Lundquist reports starting on page 28, the Coast Guard is in the midst of a massive rebuilding of its fleet with 91 new cutters at an acquisition cost of about $21.1 billion. The Offshore Patrol Cutter Program (OPC) has gotten much ink of late, with a planned 25 ships under the OPC acquisition project. The contest is now down to three contractors, led by Bollinger Shipyards, Eastern Shipbuilding and General Dynamics Bath Iron works.
Looking to the USCG Future is Dennis Bryant in his article starting on page 20, “Arctic Taskings for the Coast Guard.” Earlier this year the White House released the Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region, which sets forth the methodology, process and approach for executing the strategy. In total there are 36 identified taskings, and the USCG is front and center on more than half of them. Will this renewed attention on the importance of the Arctic finally mean a newbuild strategy for the Coast Guard icebreaking fleet? I cannot say for sure, but it certainly should.
Finally, I am grateful to John Haynes for his article “Chasing America’s Cup Boats,” this month’s cover story (which is in no small way due to lobby by Haynes himself). For those of you who do not know him, John Haynes is both fanatical and an incredible source of knowledge on the topic of fast craft, particularly in regards to the human-machine interaction. His article, starting on page 40, examines the unique challenges faced by the power boat sector in keeping pace with the America’s Cup catamarans which can accelerate to 40 knots in seconds, and how this challenge was met by Willard Marine (on this month’s cover); Naiad Inflatables (Team USA) and Morrelli & Melvin, ENZ and Salthouse Boatbuilders (Team New Zealand).
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cooperative effort can reduce development costs, while also increasing the attractiveness of these ships and systems to potential foreign buyers. Edward Lundquist is a communication director for Anteon Corporation's Center for Security Strategies and Operations
Rear Admiral Mark “Buz” Buzby, commander of the Military Sealift Command, sat with Maritime Reporter contributing editor Edward Lundquist talked with a week before his retirement aboard USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) at Little Creek, Virginia, on May 10, 2013. The talk centered on a unique event in maritime history.
of anti-corrosive coatings must be applied first. Brown says the elastomer coating is environmentally friendly, efficient and economical. Capi. Edward Lundquist, U. S. Navy (Ret.), is communications director for the Center for Security Strategies and Operations for the Anteon Corporation in Arlington, Va.
E-business means doing business on the Internet. This can include any business process — to include buying and selling, which is known as E-commerce. The arranging for transport by sea or the buying and selling of things needed for ships that sail from port to port are among the world's oldest
Edward Lundquist talks to welder and apprentice instructor Ashley Wilber at BAE Systems Ship Repair’s Norfolk shipyard. Tell me how you came to be a welder here at BAE Systems Ship Repair. I have been here at BAE Systems going on seven years now. I was just doing odd jobs out of high school –
from marine hazards; measure and project global climate change and ocean acidification; enhance safety and security and more.” Retired Navy Capt. Edward Lundquist talked to several key stakeholders in the Federal Oceanographic Fleet to get a sense of where the fleet is today, and what the future holds.
It is the newest and most transformational warship ever built, and yet it has also had the longest gestation period. Whether you call it new or old, you have to call it different. The pedigree for DDG 1000 is not from the Spruance or Arleigh Burke class of guided missile destroyers, but rather it comes
Protect your unmanned investment, operate multiple systems, mix and match services Plug-and-play capabilities for unmanned systems? Scientists have long recognized the value of unmanned systems as tools to conduct exploration and research. The advantages are many, and the cost is usually less than would
This facility makes waves … literally Before sending a new ship to sea it helps to know how well it will perform, especially in rough seas. Testing and improving the seakeeping qualities of ship designs is an art that requires a combination of computerized modeling and simulation, scale model testing in a
Coast Guard Replacing Aging Ships with 91 New Cutters The numerous cutters and craft of the U.S. Coast Guard —from the sail training ship Eagle to the large oceangoing patrol ships; from polar icebrakers to small utility boats — form a formidable fleet to meet the many challenging assignments undertaken by
The Caribbean is a complex maritime environment, with multiple countries and territories, significant seaborne commerce and a wide variety of threats to safety, security, stability, the environment and sovereignty. A diverse group of stakeholders gathered in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI)
Paschoa - Brazil Peter Pospiech - Germany been, in a word, manic. I’ve covered many new regulations in my 27 years in this Last month John Edward William Stoichevski - Scandinavia job, and never before have I seen so much confusion and uncertainty in the market. O’Malley passed away at the
WARSHIPS • WORLD NAVIES World Navies Common challenges, different solutions BY EDWARD LUNDQUIST avies operate on a spectrum between de- mer Dutch cruiser that was laid down before World The new classes will include 12 littoral combat ships terrence and defense, to include offensive War II, acquired by
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now, but it’s not necessarily ‘unmanned.’ By Greg Trauthwein Sea Machines 38 Global Warships The challenges of building a future-proof naval ? eet. By Edward Lundquist NCSIST Photo 44 RNLI Design Behind the design of the Shannon Class Lifeboat. By Tom Mulligan RNLI/Dave James MR #4 (1-9).indd 2 4/5/2019 9:21:02 A
Coast Offce New Orleans, Miami, and Houston for 2019. Hadjipateras follows a long Elliott Bay Design Group has opened offces. George J. Fowler, III, Edward succession of maritime industry leaders a new East Coast offce in Port Ches- F. LeBreton, III, Luis E. Llamas, Luis as Commodore. The 2019 Commo-
FIRST PERSON: WORKBOAT HISTORY WWII Era Fleet Tugs Photos: Courtesy of the Author Former U.S. Navy ? eet tugs still sailing … 40 years later By Capt. Edward Lundquist, U.S. Navy (Ret.) he author recently had the that larger ships didn’t go, and gain ship The Ta-Han was among several oth- gun mounts—with a
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this space, but his story is one Contributing Writers on innovation, both in science, technology and global business, and is a worthy read. Capt. Edward Lundquist, USN (Ret.) As we prepare for yet another busy travel season, starting this month with Oceans in Elaine Maslin, Aberdeen Tom Mulligan, Ireland Charles
end of the Cold War, the Navy ? nds itself trying to build up again. The expansion of Russian and Chinese naval power has changed the calculus. By Edward Lundquist hile there will always be a Designing, Building, Maintaining Commonality Matters debate about the ? nal num- the Future Fleet The Navy is now
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with their Global Positioning System (GPS) to boaters to ships coming and going to U.S. ports, the NAVCEN plays an unseen but vital role. BY EDWARD LUNDQUIST With a staff of 19 of? cers, 17 enlisted Navigation Information tem. paying attention. But people aren’t fully personnel and 19 civilians
HISTORY A boy’s f Cachet Covers & BY EDWARD LUNDQUIST Like many boys, Charles. F. “Bud” but with very similar characteristics. Kirby, Jr. loved ships. He had drawings, The newest of the six boats, Sealion, models, pictures, newspaper clippings, was attacked and damaged in the Philip- and scrapbooks.
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OFFSHORE WIND Michael D. Emerson, Edward J. Kelly, Brian Vahey, Director, Marine Transportation Executive Director of the Maritime Senior Manager, Atlantic Region, Systems (MTS) Association of the Port of NY/NJ American Waterways Operators set of concerns take priority over another? other vessels or
, scienti? c research, 105 Avro Arrow aircraft models in Lake Ontario off of Prince survey ? rms, commercial diving, as well as ? lm production Edward County. With one of Shark Marine’s Barracuda ROV companies. deployed from Shark’s survey vessel, a team from Shark Ma- The company supplies diver
Young Brothers Ltd in Honolulu conducts sea trials south of Port Four- tugboats, ferries, liftboats, barges, off- chon. Right: ATB tug One Cure and barge Edward Itta delivered to Harley Marine Services. shore supply vessels and other steel and aluminum products for both commer- computerized manufacturing technol-
People & Company News Fisher NOAA/Fugro: Craig McLean (l) of NOAA & Edward Saade, Fugro Ocean Sonics Fugro policy, improve sustainable use and Linnhe, sheltered by the surrounding Fisher Joins Ocean Sonics Rose Fisher has joined hydrophone advance scienti
, a former U.S. navy of? cer Contributing Writers and fast-attack submarine driver, provides a nice balance of insight on how evolving AUV Capt. Edward Lundquist, USN (Ret.) Elaine Maslin, Aberdeen technology is meeting evolving military mission needs, starting on page 34. Tom Mulligan, Ireland th Looking
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is MTR’s science and technology writer based in Ireland. Mulligan was born in London in 1958 Lundquist Hughes and grew up in Manchester, England. Edward Lundquist is a retired naval Andy Hughes joined the original He graduated Trinity College Dub- o
strategic move to help it discover and recover some interesting Contributing Writers natural resources found off of its shores (see page 10). Capt. Edward Lundquist, USN (Ret.) Elaine Maslin, Aberdeen Per usual, this edition is packed with latest trends and developments on subsea technolo- Tom Mulligan, Ireland gy
energy revolution coming on the seabed. By Elaine Maslin Research Facilities 28 Inside Carderock The Navy tests scale models in big facilities. By Edward Lundquist Subsea Tech 34 Subsea Residency Robotic systems move closer to living 28 on the sea? oor. By Elaine Maslin Buoyancy 42 Interview: 34
you will, as companies seek Contributing Writers innovative solutions to install, maintain and manage a complex industrial operation under Capt. Edward Lundquist, USN (Ret.) water. But visiting OI, and my recent interviews with many industry leaders – particularly Elaine Maslin, Aberdeen Tom Mulligan,