With a length of 377 ft. (114.9 m), a beam of 34 ft. (10.3 m) and a displacement of 7,800 tons, the Virginia, which is the first U.S. submarine designed to satisfy the requirements of regional and near-land missions in the post-Cold War era, was christened at Northrop Grumman Newport News on August 16, 2003. The ship is also designed with a reactor plant that will not require refueling during the planned life of the ship - reducing life-cycle costs while increasing underway time.
Unobtrusive, non-provocative and connected with land, air, sea and spacebased assets, Virginia-class submarines will carry payloads that include special operations forces; unmanned undersea vehicles; mini-submarines to transport special operations personnel; and 38 weapons (torpedoes and Tomahawk cruise missiles). These capabilities will provide the U.S. Navy with continued dominance in coastal waters or the open ocean.
The evolution of the new Virginia- Class began in 1998 when the U.S.
Navy awarded a $4.2-billion contract for the construction of the first four ships in the class. With Virginia designated as the premiere ship, it was designed by Electric Boat, the Virginia class is being built jointly under a teaming arrangement between Electric Boat and Northrop Grumman Newport News.
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Outgoing Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia Until January of this year, Sean Connaughton oversaw seven state agencies with more than 9,700 employees and combined annual budgets of $5 billion. Connaughton is probably better known to MarineNews readers as the U.S. Department of
," takes a retrospective look at Newport News Shipbuilding, listing and describing the colorful histories of more than 500 ships built by the famous Virginia shipyard during its first century of operation. Author William A. Fox, a naval architect and native of Newport News, Va., has compiled a biography of
Eclectech Associates, a subsidiary of Ship Analytics, has opened an office in Virginia Beach, Va., at 2697 International Parkway. The office is headed by Rod Friedj mann. The Virginia Beach office will serve as a contract development and support center for Eclectech's military, merchant marine
joined Newport News in 1951 as an assistant buyer. In 1957 he was promoted to buyer and assigned to manage the yard's New York office. He returned to Virginia in 1964 as assistant to the purchasing agent, and in 1968 was promoted to assistant purchasing agent. Three years later he was made manager of
The ferryboat Virginia Dare, being built by Equitable Shipyards, Inc. in its Madisonville (La.) Shipyard for the State of North Carolina Board of Transportation, was recently launched. The Virginia Dare will be delivered to Cedar Island Terminal Facility (Pamlico Sound), Cedar Island, N.C. The
Virginia Republican Rep. Herbert Bateman, 72, a nine-term congressman and strong military supporter who planned to retire at the end the year, died in his sleep, reportedly of natural casues on Monday, September 11. according to a spokesman. He had battled a series of health problems in recent years
what line of business you're in, prompt and responsive service to your clients is an absolute essential. No one recognizes this fact more than the Virginia Pilots Association of Norfolk, an organization that is continually looking for ways to improve its operations and better serve the ships that call
engines. The vessel sails on all-day excursion trips between South Charleston, W. Va., and Huntington, W. Va. Appropriately named the West Virginia Belle, this vessel is the latest addition in owner Bob Kehl's fleet. Mr. Kehl owns Robert's River Rides, which operates three other excursion/dinner
the Coast Guard Captains of the Port for the ports of Hampton Roads and Baltimore, Department of Energy, NOAA, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Virginia Marine Resource Commission. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Maryland Natural Resources Police. Maryland Emergency Management Agency
on Fracture Mechanics to be held at the George Washington University, September 11- 13, 1978, will be available through the University Press of Virginia. This symposium, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, presents an overview of fracture problems in ship and aircraft structures, as well
Elmer W. Curfman has been named superintendent of the marine department of The Chesapeake Corporation of Virginia, West Point, Va. 23181, succeeding the late Milton A. Paul. The announcement was made by Thomas G. Harris, vice president- woodlands of the corporation. Mr. Curfman will be in charge
, Profes- T rable equipment is essential for successful underwater mis- sor of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Domin- sions. ion University, Virginia, developed an oceanographic solution Photo: Cortland April 2019 12 MTR MTR #3 (1-17).indd 12 4/10/2019 3:54:18 P
chain, that, after three years, is just now at the af? liated activities are under state and being readied for operation in Europe like in NY and Virginia, the spokesper- starting point. Romero concurred that even local jurisdictions. in 2021. RCEA also selected Aker So- son said, “it’s too early
. It will also take countless trucks egation gave an excellent talk. One by structure Inc. released its list of Top 50 services in Louisiana and Virginia, and off the road, reduce pollution (Kunkel’s one, they got up in sequence – represen- strategic projects. Among these impor- support the development
wealth rather than having the chance to create, and keep the augmented wealth result- ing from re? ned, higher-value end products. Think of West 7: Virginia – it’s exported millions of tons of coal in the last century, but it remains a relatively poor state despite that These are solar project modules
COLUMN OP/ED Is Short Sea shipping on the horizon along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway? By Brad Pickel Are paradigms shifting on the in- to us. The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) has been utilizing creased role of inland waterways with Marine Highway 64 for years to connect to the Richmond respect to
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$ 206,827$ 189,740 4 Los Angeles 80,378,41378,551,891 3 Houston $ 159,249$ 131,474 5 Gramercy 80,219,05775,737,847 4 Georgia Ports $ 119,516$ 107,675 6 Virginia Ports 69,827,66263,156,849 5 Long Beach $ 109,166$ 99,897 7 Corpus Christi 66,840,66663,060,655 6 Virginia Ports $ 79,336$ 77,757 8 Long Beach
Container Ports Credit: Port of Virginia The Port of Virginia set a new annual record for container cargo volume having handled more than 2.85 million TEUs, in calendar year 2018. ports. The deal potentially represents approximately a half-billion regional ports, NC Ports is banking heavily on leveraging
to tions to alleviate road congestion. ensure unencumbered access to upper channel reaches. Calling on the Commonwealth Georgia on my mind The Port of Virginia set a new annual record for container cargo The Georgia Ports Authority, which operates the Port of Savan- volume, handling more than 2.85 million
, and again referencing concurrent state and regional initiatives, VMA’s message to businesses is to keep their eyes open for work not just in Virginia but within the multi-state R&D Consortium. White said VMA is seeking ways to “collabo- rate to bring (offshore wind) industry to the region.
ROLE FOR CONSTRUCTION, SUPPLY AND SERVICE UP AND DOWN THE ATLANTIC COAST.” DAVID WHITE, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, VMA Photos: David White were from Virginia, but there were also time is running out because the session accounting for almost half of the $41 and recommendations “to encourage and companies
contractors with Vir- (VOWDA) website. (VSRA). This Partnerships Team is – names, telephone, city/state location, ginia professional services, manufac- Virginia’s Department of Mines, Min- focused on identifying current Virginia etc. – the Directory lists, very brie? y, turers, equipment and material suppli-
for the past two years. He has extensive experience working on legislative and public policy issues, both at the state and federal levels. Virginia Targets Offshore Wind Strong Foundation in Place for Collaboration, Future Success irginia of? cials have estab- lished a well-planned, exten- sive
response capabilities of the chemical Mariner, sailing approximately 45 nautical miles off the industry before conducting any further rulemaking in Virginia coast, caught ? re and exploded while the crew this area. was engaged in cleaning residual methyl tert butyl ether In my opinion, the EPA action
NUMBER 3 / VOLUME 81 / MARCH 2019 Features Cover Photo Credit: © Michael S. Nolan/Lindblad Expeditions 12 Winds of Change Virginia is building a strong offshore wind foundation. By Tom Ewing © dell/Adobe Stock 26 Smooth Sailing The cruise industry remains on a record pace By Barry Parker MSC 34 Sven Lindblad
NEWS SINCE 1939 One-on-One with Expedition Cruise Pioneer Sven LindBlad Maritime Training AR and VR training simulation Offshore Wind Virginia looks to build an industry Corrosion Control Keeping hulls clean, ef? cient COV1 MR March 2019.indd 1 3/5/2019 12:17:49 P
all inland ports and seaports are In Dillon, SC, at Inland Port Dillon, which is in close prox- under statewide control. Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia imity to I-95 and U.S. 501, CSX, provides rail service in both are prime and current examples. directions between the inland port and the Port of
capacity were available, all for • VA has a proposed ocean-based wind fxed bottom turbines and zero for foating tur- energy block about 20 miles from Virginia bines (likely needed in the Pacifc). Beach. In december, VA was advised by BVg • In 2022, at $150/MWh or below, a total of Associates, an energy
raise the Bayonne Bridge between New Jersey products keep these businesses afoat. and Staten Island to increase the clearance capacity. The Port of Virginia is widening its shipping channels and Today’s Working Environment deepening them to 55 feet. The Georgia Ports Authority Take a look around today’s
performance, ? nancial globe. McKibben received a Bachelor Cargo Mirrors One Year Ago need and interest in pursuing careers of Arts degree from West Virginia U.S.-? ag Great Lakes freighters (lak- at sea. Recipients included second-class State University and a Juris Doctor ers) moved 8.6 million tons
reinforcements. The heavy mass of Engineering and Facility Maintenance for York County, of the structures offer stability and longevity. They are low Virginia, offered, “The system was completed in 2006 and maintenance, and accommodate high vessel and environ- has weathered two category-two hurricanes,
tied together in an electronic control 50 percent. The new Gladding Hearn 55- platform. This summer we demonstrated ft. pilot delivered this year to the Virginia self-docking technology for a large motor Pilot Association is a good example. The yacht. This technology can easily scale up vessel is powered
class MKII launch built by Gladding-Hearn setup provides a number of operational enhancements, in- Shipbuilding was delivered to its station in Virginia Beach cluding 20 percent faster speeds (top speed over 32 knots) this summer, equipped with a range of state-of-the-art and 30 percent lower fuel
, light years different but it’s exponentially ted to building our diversity. And that’s on Maersk, and domestically the Port of bounces up to Port of Virginia, bounces accelerated. We have to be in that space. really all about inclusivity. LA/LB where they had a malware intru- up to New York and then