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Makin Island Takes Top Honor at Local Surface Line Competition

Crewmembers from Pre-Commissioning Units (PCU) Makin Island (LHD 8) and Mesa Verde (LPD 19) wrapped up the first Pascagoula Surface Line Week (SLW) competition on Feb. 9. This week of events matched the two amphibious ships against each other for the honor of ‘Top Gator’ in events, which were divided into two categories, professional and athletic. In the professional events, participants competed in Cable Building with Soldering, Combat Systems Operational Sequence System/ Engineering Operational Sequence System (CSOSS/EOSS), a Damage Control (DC) marathon, Damage Control and Rules of the Road exams, a Chili Cook-off, and General Ship Safety. The athletic events included basketball, bowling, flag football, golf, Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) water balloons, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, a 5K fun run, and a PRT competition to test Sailors on push-ups, sit-ups and the one-and-a-half-mile run. A more creative way of thinking went into the planning of the events, due to both ships not being in a heavily fleet concentrated area. For example, tennis and basketball were played in the Mississippi Gulf Community College gym, with bowling taking place at the Spanish Trail Lanes, both in the city of Gautier, Miss. The Golf competition was played on the Mississippi National Golf Course. The fact that both ships are currently under construction in Pascagoula, Miss. did not hinder the turnout, according to the SLW Coordinator, Lt. Tony Tharpe.


Mesa Verde ‘Sails Away’ on Maiden Voyage

By Program Executive Officer Ships Communications The future USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) successfully “sailed away” from Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (NGSS) Ingalls Operations Dec. 3 on its maiden voyage manned for the first time by the ship’s crew. Before transiting to its homeport of Norfolk, Va., the ship will sail to Panama City, Fla., for its commissioning ceremony. This milestone marks the government/industry team’s production completion of LPD 19


Navy Accepts Delivery of Mesa Verde LPD 19

The Navy accepted delivery of Mesa Verde (LPD 19) from Northrop Grumman Ship Systems on Sept. 28. This marked the third of the San Antonio class of amphibious transport dock ships that the NGSS has delivered. Accepting for the Navy during a simple ceremony aboard the ship was Capt. Beth Dexter, the supervisor of shipbuilding representative for the Gulf Coast. On Oct. 1, the crew moved aboard the 684 foot-long warship


LPD-19 - Mesa Verde - Christened

In a traditional naval ceremony blended with Native American traditions and symbolism, the amphibious transport dock ship LPD 19 was christened Mesa Verde in front of more than 1,000 guests. LPD 19 is the third San Antonio (LPD 17)-class ship being built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps team. "Christening this ship symbolizes our hopes and our dreams for the capabilities of our Navy's future," said Dionel Aviles,


Mesa Verde (LPD 19) Christened

In a traditional naval ceremony blended with Native American traditions and symbolism, the amphibious transport dock ship LPD 19 was christened Mesa Verde in front of more than 1,000 guests. LPD 19 is the third San Antonio (LPD 17)-class ship being built by Northrop Grumman Corporation for the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps team. "Christening this ship symbolizes our hopes and our dreams for the capabilities of our Navy's future," said Dionel Aviles,


Mesa Verde Commissioned Newest Navy Ship

Cdr. Shawn Lobree, commanding officer, USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), thanks his crew, their families, and a tremendous commissioning committee for their support. The ship is named after Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, a significant archaeological and anthropological site that in 1906 Congress established as the first cultural park in the National Park Systems. U.S. Navy photo by Cdr. Jane Campbell By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Gino Flores


Mesa Verde Moves Toward Delivery and Commissioning

Northrop Grumman's third amphibious transport dock ship Mesa Verde (LPD 19) just completed acceptance trials for the U.S. Navy. The ship will be delivered later this month and will be commissioned in Panama City, Fla., on Dec. 15, 2007. The Northrop Grumman-built amphibious transport dock ship Mesa Verde (LPD 19) successfully maneuvered the Gulf of Mexico waters last week, demonstrating her unique capabilities to the U.S. Navy.


Mesa Verde (LPD 19) Commissioned

LPD 19's Marine contingent prepare to board the U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock ship Saturday morning during the commissioning ceremony in Panama City. Northrop Grumman-built Mesa Verde was commissioned into the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet on the Florida Gulf Coast. Speaking to a crowd of more than 4,000, former U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado congratulated the shipbuilding team and future crew of the amphibious transport dock ship.


Navy Modernizes Amphibious Ships and Hovercraft

By Dan Broadstreet, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division Public Affairs Invisible to approximately 5,000 people witnessing the USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) commissioning ceremony, Dec. 15, a newly modernized landing craft air cushion (LCAC) 39 sat certified and ready for transport within the well deck of the Navy's newest amphibious ship. Mesa Verde had already finished its requisite LCAC certification Dec


U.S. Navy Photo: USS Mesa Verde

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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 29, 2011) Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) conduct a visit, board, search and seizure exercise. Mesa Verde is deployed as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Josue L. Escobosa/Released)


Repowered Tug Tows Nonstop

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For its third repower with Smith Maritime, Laborde supplied three Mitsubishi S12R-Y2MPTK Tier II engines rated at 5,000 hp for the tug Rhea. For its maiden voyage, Rhea towed a huge piece of oilfield equipment from Texas to Cape Verde Islands off of Africa before moving on to Nigeria


Petroperu Tenders for Latin American or WAF Crude

State-run Petroperu has launched a tender to buy a 360,000 barrel cargo of a Latin American or West African crude to be received at Conchan and Talara ports on September 26-30, according to a document seen by Reuters on Tuesday. The Peruvian company has been buying 1-2 monthly cargoes of crude


Bataan ARG/MEU Transits from U.S. 5th Fleet to 6th Fleet

The guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), left, and the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) transit the Arabian Gulf. Bataan is the flagship for the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 22n

  Ships of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) transited the Suez Canal Oct. 2, 2014, marking the beginning journey homeward. Deployed since February 8, 2014, the Bataan ARG/MEU is comprised of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship


ITIC Measures against Ebola

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  The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has issued the following general advice related to the outbreak of Ebola. Vessels that have recently called in an affected country should contact their local agents prior to arrival at the next ports of call for the latest country


Recent Ship Sales

Shipping Intelligence, Inc. prepared a list of recent vessel sales as of June 1, 2013. Reported_Vessel Name____________DWT_BLT/Age_Price_ BULKCARRIERS 05/07/13  SUNRISE MISEN                   


Maritime Law & Piracy Code Adopted by African Nations

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu welcomes the signature by 22 States of the Code of Conduct concerning the prevention of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in west and central Africa. The Code was adopted formally by the Heads of State meeting in Yaoundé


Unique Horse Mesa Dam Project Nears Completion

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Faced with a challenging decision between draining Apache Lake or trying a unique underwater diving method to repair the damaged intake structure for Horse Mesa Dam’s hydroelectric units, Hydro Generation engineers at Salt River Project chose the latter rather than the former


The Trinidad & Tobago Maritime Sector

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Shipbuilding, repair endorsed by government to diversify economy The recent 2013-14 National Budget of Trinidad and Tobago firmly highlighted the government’s intention to endorse Shipbuilding and Repair as a means of diversifying our traditional oil and gas economy.


USS Mesa Verde Undergoes INSURV

USS Mesa Verde (U.S. Navy photo)

the U.S. Navy's amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Friday morning following a brief underway as part of the ship's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Sailors aboard Mesa Verde have spent months preparing for the upcoming deployment and


NSA, Rickmers-Linie Partner for Puerto Rico Service

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National Shipping of America (NSA), which operates a fortnightly service between Houston, Port Everglades and Puerto Rico, has partnered with Rickmers-Linie (America) to provide more global connections to Puerto Rico shippers and greatly expand break bulk service opportunities to the island.


Chinese Soy Project in Brazil: Just an Empty Field

No signs identify a barren field in northeastern Brazil that was meant to be the center of one of China's most ambitious agricultural forays into South America. In 2011, Chongqing Grain Group Corp announced plans to build a soy crushing plant


Offshore Floating Production Hits Headwinds

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Floating Production inventory continues to grow, but rising costs, shale oil and gas are starting to create significant headwinds Floating production has been one of the most significant developments in the oil and gas industry over the past four decades


Repowered Tug Tows 7 Weeks Nonstop

Photo courtesy Laborde

When business depends on commercial vessels, it's essential for these boats to stay in good condition. Unreliable engines and equipment can lead to days or weeks off the water for repairs, resulting in lost customers. To ensure its fleet is always prepared for the job


SECNAV Orders Amphibious Transport Dock Ship to Gulf

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today ordered the amphibious transport dock ship 'USS Mesa Verde' into the Arabian Gulf, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
 The ship has completed its transit through the Strait of Hormuz, the admiral said in a statement.


Islamic State Takes Control of Oil Field & Dam in Iraq

  Fighters of the Islamic State militia took control Sunday of the largest dam in Iraq, a reservoir of oil and three cities after breaking the biggest defeat the Kurdish forces since they began operations in the region in June. Capturing the Mosul dam after just 24 hours' offense could give






 
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