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  • 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

  • John F. Reinhart is the CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority (VPA). He is responsible for the broad programmatic areas of business development and growth, strategic marketing, finance, and operations of Virginia’s marine terminal facilities: Virginia International Gateway, Newport News

  • 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

  • MR Nov-19#81  paint unnecessary. 
Posidonia
Virginia-Class Submarine 
Delivered)
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    effective in 2020. In addition, a highly corrosion re- sistance steel has been used in the cargo tank, making anti-rust paint unnecessary. Posidonia Virginia-Class Submarine Delivered to U.S. Navy Huntington Ingalls Industries’ 1-5June 2020 (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuild- ing division on Friday delivered

  • MR Nov-19#20  serves as Chair of the 
Virginia Offshore Wind Development)
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    her practice on marine trans- portation, environmental, regulatory, renewable energy, and legislative issues. She currently serves as Chair of the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority (VOWDA), an appointment by Virginia Governors Terry McAuliffe and Ralph Northam, where she promotes offshore

  • MR Nov-19#4 .: 
She serves as Chair of the Virginia Offshore Wind Development)
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    asset integrity to subsea robotics and wave mental, regulatory, renewable energy, and legislative issues. energy. In U.S.: She serves as Chair of the Virginia Offshore Wind Development One full year (12 issues) $110.00; two years (24 issues) $190.00 Authority (VOWDA), an appointment by Virginia Governors

  • MR Oct-19#18  times of  Sea COE in Norfolk, Virginia. “Any op- as the senior)
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    from the nies for this event and currently serves and the continued automation of the na- nation’s needs in peace and in times of Sea COE in Norfolk, Virginia. “Any op- as the senior mentor to the symposium’s tion’s ports. peril. In order to be effective, though, the erational disruptions in maritime

  • MN Sep-19#41  New 
stalled 27 miles east of Virginia Beach. But considering)
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    within F this is a small project – just two wind turbines to be in- most of the WEAs. There are a lot of project ideas. New stalled 27 miles east of Virginia Beach. But considering York State, for example, on July 18, announced its selection all the preceding hurdles, news about Dominion blew in of two

  • MN Sep-19#20 , New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. 
tion centers is driving)
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    continental provide electricity in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Con- shelf and a proximity to dense popula- necticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. tion centers is driving strong interest in Additional offshore wind power contracts are expected to offshore wind development. The off- be signed

  • MN Oct-19#35  shut down. Various reasons  Virginia and it is important that)
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    of container traf? c, the ser- to expand the capacity at The Port of ment, that weak link is the inef? cient vice was shut down. Various reasons Virginia and it is important that we interface between ports and the hin- were cited for its failure, among them grow our barge capabilities in paral- terland

  • MN Oct-19#33  the capacity at The Port of 
Virginia and it is important that)
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    SHORTSEA SHIPPING “We are investing $700 million to expand the capacity at The Port of Virginia and it is important that we grow our barge capabilities in parallel.” – John Reinhart, CEO and Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) The three programs mentioned above, today small in THE

  • MN Oct-19#32  run, the Port of Virginia (and 
Norfolk Tugs),)
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    as the preferred choices to between Baton Rouge and New Orleans (route M-55). improve ef? ciencies. Another container-on-barge run, the Port of Virginia (and Norfolk Tugs), received $1.8 million to expand an existing (HANDICAPPING) THE SHORTSEA EFFORT service (M-64) between Richmond and Hampton Roads

  • MN Mar-19#52  Newbuild SubM COI for M/V Virginia
The M/V Virginia, the)
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    13 knots Depth: 16’-5” GenSets: John Deere 6068AFM85 Class: ABS ITC: 411 Builder: Gulf Island Shipyards Z Drive: Schottel First Newbuild SubM COI for M/V Virginia The M/V Virginia, the United States’ frst new towing vessel to receive a Certifcate of Inspection (COI) since the implementation of 46 CFR Subchapter

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Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project)
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    .............................................................. 32 Sunrise Wind ................................................................ 38 Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project ............................ 38 MA Dept. of Environmental Protection ...................... 41, 42 St. Lawrence Seaway

  • MP Q3-19#38  installed 27 miles east of Virginia Beach. But considering)
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    is underway. True, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), including wind. F this is a small project – just two wind turbines to be installed 27 miles east of Virginia Beach. But considering O W : FFSHORE IND all the preceding hurdles, news about Dominion blew in as HARDER TO INSTALL THAN AN OIL PLATFORM

  • MP Q3-19#26  this, and importantly, the  Virginia on the container side)
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    feet at the Port of Baltimore’s trains. That will make us more competitive with New York and Seagirt Marine Terminal. Beyond this, and importantly, the Virginia on the container side on the freight equation.” state of Maryland will contribute $7.8 million and Ports Amer- ica Chesapeake, which operates the

  • MP Q3-19#25  such as Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and 
Ohio allow it to)
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    slice of that general cargo pie. Baltimore owns a big part of it. That’s because the Port’s location and proximity to states such as Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio allow it to be an ideal port for handling cargo destined to those states. In the hinterlands, the demand for breakbulk, special project

  • MR Aug-19#70  launches to the Virginia Pilots Association. The)
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    built in 2003, and delivery of the eight and delivered to Kirby. It also delivered a converted barge to Port City Marine Gladding-Hearn launches to the Virginia Pilots Association. The shipyard is Services. A 495-ft. freight barge with new cargo holds, trunk deck and bow, part of the Vigor Shipyard’s team

  • MR Aug-19#39  many companies in the ship-
Virginia Department of Transportation)
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    why we created the Blast and Paint Facility. It has the Crowley Con-Ro and the PASHA car carrier. attracted the attention of many companies in the ship- Virginia Department of Transportation, the Jamestown Ferry ping industry because we all are committed to work- What is the timeline to design, build and deliver

  • MN Aug-19#86  press technology during the 
Virginia. Opportunity opened in)
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    , growing and expanding inter- Guyandotte River just 15 miles south of Huntington, West nationally as the authority in press technology during the Virginia. Opportunity opened in the marine industry. The last century. In 1999, through the purchase of an interest in hard-coated tail shaft sleeves were

  • MN Aug-19#76  from the Commonwealth of Virginia and City  experience)
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    throughout the year and has received special proc- ulty and staff go to great lengths to make the apprentice lamations from the Commonwealth of Virginia and City experience at Newport News Shipbuilding relevant.” of Newport News. The Apprentice School accepts about 225 apprentices per The Apprentice

  • MN Aug-19#63  and workboat  research vessel VIRGINIA for the Virginia Institute)
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    has provided en- ing concrete caissons. Also recently, JMS designed a 93-foot gineering services for barges, dry docks, and workboat research vessel VIRGINIA for the Virginia Institute of Ma- design – including vessel design package development; rine Science. The state-of-the-art research vessel offers

  • MN Aug-19#42  world-wide through  to the Virginia Pilots Association. The)
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    network of more than 500 in 2003, and delivery of the eight Gladding-Hearn launches dealers in North America, supported world-wide through to the Virginia Pilots Association. The shipyard is part of the the Furuno worldwide service network. Furuno is known Vigor Shipyard’s team selected by the US Army

  • MN Aug-19#41  included the new IPS-drive Virginia 
Pilots 55-ft Chesapeake)
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    planing vessels from 170 to 350 feet. Major de- liveries and programs in the US commercial marine market during the past year included the new IPS-drive Virginia Pilots 55-ft Chesapeake class launch and a new water-jet propelled boat for the Southwest Alaska Pilots, both built by Gladding Hearn. https://humphree

  • MR Jul-19#18  a  years ago by Dr. Neu at Virginia Tech 
high-speed container)
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    forensic engineering. High Speed Container Transport ... Will it Ever Work? Figure 1: The NvH Line very few years I am handed a years ago by Dr. Neu at Virginia Tech high-speed container transport as a student project and populated with proposal. Generally it consists more modern technology and shows that

  • MP Q2-19#48  Terminals  ..10, 12, 13 Virginia Economic Development)
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    10, 24 Vetted Solution Safety Equipment ....... 31 FEMA ............................................... 31 Norfolk International Terminals ..10, 12, 13 Virginia Economic Development Partnership . Fenner, Janet .............................. 30, 31 Norfolk tugs ...................................... 15

  • MP Q2-19#17  the capacity at The Port of Virginia and it  “Build it and)
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    highway run. After receiving 2019 AMH funds, Reinhart offered, “We are investing LESSONS LEARNED $700 million to expand the capacity at The Port of Virginia and it “Build it and they will come” does not apply when it comes to is important that we grow our barge capabilities in parallel.” And shortsea