Detyens Shipyards to Revamp USNS Leroy Grumman

first_img Industry news Complement103 crew Displacement9,500 tons light/40,700 long tons January 30, 2014 Capacity178,000 to 180,000 barrels of fuel oil and jet fuel   HENRY J. KAISER CLASS OF REPLENISHMENT OILERS View post tag: News by topic [mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 30, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Naval Beam29.69 m View post tag: Grumman View post tag: Defense Draft11 m Speed20 knots View post tag: Replenishment View post tag: Oiler View post tag: Navy View post tag: Detyens View post tag: Defence The contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the overall value of the contract to over USD 11 million.USNS Leroy Grumman, pertains to a Henry J. Kaiser-class of replenishment oilers and is operated by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, providing fuel to Navy ships at sea and jet fuel to aircraft assigned to aircraft carriers.The ship will undergo port main engine clutch and coupling overhaul, antenna cleaning, helicopter deck sprinkler and hose reel piping renewal and flight deck non-skid renewal. The contract provides for inspection and refurbishing of fall blocks and fairlead sheaves, along with cleaning of the hull and its painting.The oiler’s overhaul will be performed in Charleston, South Carolina, and is expected to be completed by April 2014. Back to overview,Home naval-today Detyens Shipyards to Revamp USNS Leroy Grumman View post tag: Shipyards View post tag: Leroy View post tag: USNS Length206 m View post tag: Revamp Detyens Shipyards to Revamp USNS Leroy Grumman USNS LEROY GRUMMANDetyens Shipyards, Inc., a naval facility specializing in emergency ship repair, ship conversion, and dry docking, has won a USD $9.6 million contract for a 55-calendar day regular overhaul and dry docking of fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195). Share this articlelast_img read more

Colombia Thanks Ecuador For Help In Fighting FARC

first_img Colombian Defense Minister Gabriel Silva sent a similar message to the Ecuadorian government, expressing gratitude in a press conference “for that presence and for that determination that President (Rafael) Correa also showed (on Wednesday).” Colombian President Alvaro Uribe thanked Ecuador Thursday for its cooperation in the battle against leftist FARC guerrillas in the border region, where separate military operations in recent days by the two countries have left 12 rebels dead. Soldiers destroyed three camps and seized 17 rifles, nine pistols, 300 electronic detonators, 63 grenades, 32 landmines, two grenade launchers and other gear in the operation. “I want to thank the Ecuadorian government for the effort it has made recently in the border area, neutralizing some FARC terrorists,” the conservative head of state told Cali’s Radio Calidad. Silva said the Ecuadorian action facilitated a Colombian military operation early Wednesday in which nine rebels from that same front were killed and six more were captured. The engagement took place early Wednesday in Las Lomas, a settlement on the shores of the San Miguel River in the southern province of Putumayo. He said the neighboring country’s actions are helping “a great deal” in the fight against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which is on both the U.S. and EU lists of terrorist groups and depends on drug trafficking, extortion and kidnapping-for-ransom as the main means of financing its operations. The slain guerrillas belonged to the FARC faction that had been responsible for providing security to Raul Reyes, a top rebel commander who was killed in early 2008 in a Colombian military airstrike on his clandestine camp in Ecuador. “It’s very important here to highlight the cooperation, the collaboration between our two countries, because both nations are victims of narco-terrorism,” the Colombian defense minister said, adding that this new reality is the fruit of the normalization of bilateral relations. By Dialogo January 22, 2010 Very interesting issue. Finally a text describing the difficult and heroic work of the Brazilian military forces in that country in need. The World should thank the courage of all military and other entities that want to help to rebuild Haiti. The text is clear in the efforts to ease the suffering of the people and organize the help coming. Courage to everyone in the field and to the Haitian people. Gold help them. lili Those of us in countries that have lived through one of mother nature’s blows know the damage it causes to human beings and their property. Thank God we can count on public and private organizations that immediately appear to help the neediest. This isn’t the time for politics and ideology. Nature has no politics or ideology and we aren’t prepared it hurts us. Onward multinational soldiers that are helping in Haiti. May God bless you. Very good subject. Intelligent questions, precise and direct. It’s gratifying to read an interview like this one. Congratulations! By the way, who’s the author of the story? Gratifying to read an interview that values the hard work of those who venture in a impoverished and dangerous. As a brother of a soldier, I was delighted to read a well thought interview with Coronel Alan. It is unusual to find texts that address the painful work of the military, not measuring efforts and even risking their own lives for those who need help. Congratulations! At last Ecuador understands that the only possible way is through cooperation and institutional support. Actively supporting the guerillas, or doing so by omission is gambling on uncertainty and horror. I am very sad for my compatriots that are suffering from this earthquake. I don’t have the means to help them and I feel very, very badly. I particularly thank all of those countries and foreigners that are helping the suffering Haitians, for example; food, and water for all. I also want to particularly thank all of those Presidents that are consciously helping. Do not forsake the Haitians because they have nothing. I am also Haitian has lived in Chile for two (2) years. It is still not possible for me to take anything. Please think about them. Thanks to the President of Chile and to the future President and to all of the Chileans that have suffered as we Haitians are suffering. Thank you. Crime is crime, fight it off. Don’t associate with crime. Silva said he spoke on several occasions Wednesday by telephone with Ecuadorian Security Minister Miguel Carvajal, who informed him that his nation’s army had killed three insurgents and dismantled a rebel camp on its side of the border. “This presence of our two countries and our armed forces on both sides of the border is going to have a very noticeable, very significant impact on the FARC’s viability in that region. Colombia and Ecuador began talks last September aimed at restoring diplomatic ties, which Correa’s leftist government had severed following the March 2008 bombing of Reyes’ camp.last_img read more