The General Accounting Office (GAO) has criticized the Navy's continued use of tugs operated and manned by the Navy when suitable commercial tugs are available, according to a report published by the Transportation Institute. The GAO report points out that the Navy could conserve manpower, reduce its support fleet size, and save considerable amounts of money if privately owned and manned tugs supplanted Navy tugs.
Currently, the Navy operates 81 large, 57 medium, and seven small tugs in ports and Naval bases located throughout the U.S.
Most of these areas are in close proximity to commercial ports and to the services of private tug operators.
The U.S. private tug industry has for many years attempted to convince the Navy that it would benefit from the use of commercial tugs. The industry's position is supported, according to the GAO, by the Navy's own studies, "all of them concluding commercial operations to be cost effective, displacing at least a portion of the Navy-operated tugboats." The GAO has specifically requested the Navy to answer why it has not sought to fully test the use of commercial tugs.
The Navy has clearly become the dominant source of ship repair, as well as new ship construction in the United' States. Ten years ago Navy business accounted for 36 percent of ship repair employment and 58 percent of new ship construction employment in U.S. shipyards. The figures are now 78 percent
More than 600 Navy Leaguers from around the world will be in New York City from June 28 to July 2, 2002, attending the organization's national convention and celebrating the Centennial of the Navy League of the United States (NLUS). The Navy League is a civilian organization that supports all of the
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The Navy recently delivered to Congress a long-awaited plan on how the Service intends to conduct its sealift program. The Navy's strategic sealift implementation plan said it "would lead to a shipbuilding or major conversion program" with "its size, scope and mix determined by the MRS (mobility
When the Navy announced in November its plans to scrap the DD-21 program and introduce the DD(X), the scramble was on by the two primary teams bidding the project — Blue and Gold — to shift gears on the fly and re-think the entire concept. The team of General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin - Blue — is
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By Edward Lundquist NATO’s 3,100-ton, 305-foot research vessel NRV Alliance has been a lead- ing platform for underwater acoustics research to the bene? t of NATO navies. The ship operated with a civilian crew under the German ? ag for many years for the NATO SACLANT Center, later re- named the NATO
an offshore upstream and renewables focused journalist, based in Lundquist Scotland, covering technologies, from well Edward Lundquist is a retired U.S. Navy intervention and asset integrity to subsea captain who write frequently for Marine robotics and wave energy. October 2019 6 MTR MTR #8 (1-17)
vessel remains a staple in the study of our world’s waterways. We start Corporate Staff on page 40 with an insightful feature on NATO’s RV Alliance from navy correspondent Manager, Marketing Mark O’Malley Edward Lundquist. We ? nish, starting on page 54, with one-page feature shorts on some momalley@marinelink