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Engineering & Design

On The Drawing Board

  • 7,380 Long Ton Floating Dry Dock
  • 8,200 Long Ton Floating Dry Dock
  • 350 Long Ton Floating Dry Dock
  • 2,500 Long Ton Floating Dry Dock
  • 300 Foot Crane Barge
  • Bridge Inspection Work Boat
  • Other Engineering Projects

Marine Survey & Inspection

  • Research Vessel Inspection Program

Diving Support

  • Diving Operations at Bath Iron Works

Other News

  • New Hires
  • We’ve Moved!

 2014 Newsletter

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Engineering & Design

  • Under Design: Next Generation Research Vessel for Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • Under Construction: R/V ARCTICUS
  • Designed and Launched: The Largest Commercial Floating Dry Dock in the Northeast
  • Under Design: Senesco Marine’s New Floating Dry Dock
  • Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Feasibility Study for Norwegian Energy Company
  • FALLS OF CLYDE Survey
  • NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER Inclining Experiment and Instrument Investigation Report
  • Other Engineering Projects

Marine Survey & Inspection

  • Research Vessel Inspection Program
  • USCG Cutter POLAR STAR Technical Service Support

Diving Support

  • Diving Operations at Bath Iron Works

Other News

  • BONHOMME RICHARD Expedition
  • New Hire

2013 Newsletter

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Engineering & Design

  • JMS Designs Fisheries Research Vessel for USGS Great Lakes Science Center
  • JMS Designs Stevedoring Crane Barges for State of Rhode Island
  • Design of Double-Hull Tank Barge
  • Floating Dry Dock Design and Support
  • NOAA Fisheries Research Vessel HENRY BIGELOW Winch Modifications
  • Tug Flanking Rudder Design
  • SpaceX
  • Crane Barge Stability Analysis
  • New ERnet Vessels Get HECSALV and CMAX
  • Stability Analysis and Inclining Tests
  • Other Engineering Projects

Marine Survey & Inspection

  • National Science Foundation Ship Inspection Program
  • NOAA Fleet Ship Structure & Machinery Evaluations

Diving Support

  • Divers Institute of Technology
  • Diving Operations at Bath Iron Works

Other News

  • MARAD Design Competition Award
  • Search for BONHOMME RICHARD
  • Twelve New “Calculators” Added to JMS iPhone/iPad Application

2012 Newsletter

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Engineering & Design

  • JMS Acquires Roger Long Marine Architecture
  • Battleship USS NORTH CAROLINA Cofferdam Design
  • Research Vessel Shipyard Engineering Support
  • Research Vessel Acoustic Survey
  • Research Vessel A-frame Designs
  • U.S. Geological Survey A-frame
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy A-frame
  • Stability Analysis for New Passenger Weight Rules
  • Probabilistic Structural Life Expectancy Analysis
  • Other Engineering Projects

Marine Survey & Inspection

  • National Science Foundation Ship Inspection Program
  • NOAA Research Vessel Fleet Ship Structure and Machinery Evaluation

Marine Casualty Response and Prevention

  • Container Vessel Refloating
  • Salvage Engineering Response in S. America
  • Salvage Engineering Support for Oil Spill Response Drills
  • Search for BONHOMME RICHARD

Diving Support

  • Divers Institute of Technology
  • Diving Operations at Bath Iron Works

Other News

  • New Hires
  • Executive Management Promotions
  • iPhone App Update

2011 Newsletter

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Engineering & Design

  • Floating Dry Dock Design
  • R/V LAKE GUARDIAN, A-Frame Modification, Genset Re-Power and Galley Re-design
  • Tank Barge Conversions
  • Double Hull Tank Barge Conversion
  • Double Hull Tank Barge
  • Composite Submarine Escape and Lock-out Chamber Hatch Design
  • Hypobaric/Hyperbaric Chamber Hatch Design
  • JMS Publishes SNAME Paper “Implications of Performing Tugboat Stability Analysis with Fixed Trim Assumptions”
  • Other Engineering Projects

Marine Survey & Inspection

  • National Science Foundation Ship Inspection Program
  • U.S. Geological Survey Research Vessel Fleet Condition Assessment

Marine Casualty Response and Prevention

  • Salvage and Survey of RTDI DUCK NO.34
  • Capsizing of M/V ANGELN
  • JMS Develops iPhone Application for the Marine Industry
  • New ERnet Vessels Get HECSALV and CMAX

Diving Support

  • Divers Institute of Technology
  • Diving Operations at Bath Iron Works

Marine Science & Technology

  • BONHOMME RICHARD Expedition

Other News


2010 Newsletter

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Marine Casualty Response and Prevention

  • Salvage Engineering Responses
  • HECSALV, CargoMax Programs & Salvage Response Drills

Engineering & Design

  • Tug Modernization Projects, Reinauer Transportation Companies
  • TS KENNEDY modifications construction support
  • Engineering Analysis of Lunar Lander
  • Design of Purpose-Built Deck Barges
  • Concept Designs for UUV manufacturer, 1Robotics, Monsey, NY
  • Deadweight Surveys and Inclining Tests
  • Other Engineering Projects

Vessel Operations Support and Marine Surveys

  • Research vessel inspections for National Science Foundation
  • Material condition assessments and safety management reviews for U.S. Geological Survey
  • Vessel Engineering and Maintenance Support, USCG Polar Program

Diving Support

  • Divers Institute of Technology, JMS’ Commercial Diver Training School
  • Bath Iron Works Dive Team Supervision

Marine Science & Technology

  • Update: The Search for BONHOMME RICHARD
  • New Education Initiative with U.S. Naval Academy

2009 Newsletter

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Engineering & Design

  • Innovative Concept Design for Walking Barge
  • Training Ship KENNEDY
  • Articulated Tug and Barge [ATB] Conversions
  • Dynamic Analysis of ROV Tether
  • Inclining Tests and Stability Analyses
  • 3D Computer-Aided Design
  • Float Rail System Engineering Feasibility Study

Vessel Operations Support & Marine Surveys

  • National Science Foundation Research Vessel Inspections
  • U.S. Geological Survey Research Vessel Fleet Condition Assessment
  • USCG R&DC BEAM OpEval

Marine Casualty Response and Prevention

  • PROVMAR Inc.
  • Boston Marine Inc.
  • OSG America Inc.
  • Seaboats Inc.
  • Ship Structures Committee Website

Diving Support

  • DIT Celebrates 40 Years
  • Diving Operations at Bath Iron Works

Marine Science & Technology

  • 2008 Bonhomme Richard Expedition
  • OTF Expedition in Portugal

Other News

  • Welcome aboard!
  • We’ve moved!

2008 Newsletter

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Engineering and Design

  • Tug Fleet Modernization Underway at Reinauer
  • Complex Tug Launching Operation for U.S. Shipping Tug Freeport
  • Load Testing New Lift Dock for Mystic Seaport Preservation Shipyard
  • Freedom Schooner Amistad
  • PSA Support for NOAA FSV Bigelow Nears Completion
  • Repowering the R/V Lake Guardian
  • Ship Structures Committee
  • JMS Works with History Channel on New Titanic Documentary
  • Other Engineering Projects

Vessel Operations Support and Marine Surveys

  • JMS Awarded U.S. Polar Program Review Contract with NSF and USCG

Diving Support

  • DIT Receives Education Industry Award
  • BIW Dive Team Marks Their 15th Year

Marine Science & Technology

  • OTF Completes Second Expedition to Find Bonhomme Richard
  • JMS and OTF Complete Seventh Archeology Expedition in Portugal
  • JMS and OTF Introduce 8th Graders to Careers in Naval Architecture

Other News

  • JMS Hires Another Sea-going Naval Architect

2006 Newsletter

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Engineering and Design

  • NTSB Forensic Engineering Analysis of Ethan Allen
  • Inclining Tests and Laser Measurement
  • Inclining Experiments; Time for an Upgrade?
  • Tug Launching
  • Ship Structures Committee
  • Other Engineering Projects

Marine Casualty Response

  • Tug Tragedy Offers Lessons in Stability

Vessel Operations Support and Marine Surveys

  • Research Vessel Support
  • National Science Foundation
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • FSV Henry Bigelow PSA Contract

Diving Support

  • DIT Grows, Makes Campus Improvements
  • Diving Operations at Bath Iron Works

Marine Science & Technology

  • Marine Archeology and Education in Southern Portugal
  • North Cape Lobster Restoration Program Completed
  • OTF Completes 2006 Expedition to Find Bonhomme Richard

Other News

  • New Hires

2005 Newsletter

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Engineering and Design

  • Post-Shakedown Availability Support For NOAA FSV BIGELOW
  • TVA Deck Barge Design
  • RE-Powering Pilot Boat NEW YORK
  • R/V LAKE GUARDIAN Modifications
  • Blount Boats Support
  • “Duck” Boats
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute – ROV Frame Structural Analysis
  • Traction Winch Structural Analysis
  • High Speed Ferry Vital Systems Automation
  • Other Engineering Projects

Vessel Operations Support and Marine Surveys

  • Research Vessel Surveys
  • OSCAR DYSON Sea Trials

Marine Casualty Response

  • Shipbreaking
  • Shipboard Fire Aboard the USNS SHUGHART
  • Salvage Engineering Response to Tank Barge Grounding
  • JMS Prepared for MTA 2004

Diving Support

  • Diving Operations at Bath Iron Works
  • Enrollment and Placement Continue to Rise at DIT

Computer Generated Imagery

  • OSHA Shipyard Safety Videos
  • Hartford Hospital Hyperbaric Medicine
  • On-line Exhibit for HMS CHALLENGER

Marine Science & Technology

  • Lobster Restoration Program Experiments
  • Expedition with the DELTA Submersible in Portugal
  • Searching for the BONHOMME RICHARD
  • Clean Harbors Facility Response Plans

Other News

  • New Hires
  • IN MEMORIAM – MDV Richard “Ragman” Radeki, USN

2004 Newsletter

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Engineering and Design

  • Re-powering the Pilot Vessel NEW YORK
  • Steel Replacement Mapping for T/B ROCKLAND
  • Re-powering Plan for Research Vessel
  • Dry Dock Structural Analysis and Tow Plan
  • ABS Type Approval for ISOPur Fluid Technologies
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Crane Foundation FEA for D.C.V. GELBERMAN
  • UMASS Boston-Sea Mac Tow Winch FEA
  • FEA of Structural Member in Lieu of ABS Rules
  • Other Engineering Projects

Vessel Operations Support and Marine Surveys

  • U.S. Geological Survey Research Vessel Fleet Condition Assessment
  • National Science Foundation Research Vessel Inspections

Marine Casualty Response

  • OPA 90 and Homeland Security
  • Salvage Seminar for U.S. Coast Guard Strike Team and ConocoPhillips Marine
  • Emergency Response Team

Diving Support

  • DIT Curriculum Meets International Diving Certification Standard
  • New DIT Website Profiles Careers of Commercial Divers
  • DIT Enrollment Up Despite Current Events
  • Diving Operations at Bath Iron Works

Computer Generated Imagery

  • Expert Witness and Litigation Support
  • Litigation Support for Containership Casualty
  • National Geographic Documentary: OCEANOS

Marine Science & Technology

  • Ocean Technology Foundation
  • April 2004 Expedition with the DELTA Submersible
  • “In the Deep Ocean” Exhibit
  • Take a 3-D Tour of the HMS CHALLENGER
  • Lobster Restoration Program
  • Oil Spill Investigation and Analysis

2002 Newsletter

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Engineering & Design

  • USS NEW JERSEY Mooring Plan
  • Inclining Experiments & Stability Analyses
  • Crane Barge Lifting Capacity Analyses
  • CargoMaxTM Update
  • Other Engineering Projects

Marine Casualty Response

  • EHIME MARU Technical Salvage Report
  • Marine Salvage & Firefighting Regulations
  • JMS Provides Salvage Training for US Coast Guard

Vessel Operations Support and Marine Surveys

  • JMS Conducts Research Vessel Inspections For The National Science Foundation
  • Inspections for Office of Naval Research and Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

Diving Support

  • Diving Operations at Bath Iron Works
  • Enrollment and Placement Continue to Rise at DIT

Computer-Generated Imagery

  • Accident Investigation & Expert Witness Projects
  • Whaleship ESSEX Documentary
  • OSHA Shipyard Safety Video Completed
  • Ocean Ranger Documentary

Marine Science & Technology

  • JMS Helps Launch the Rhode Island Lobster Restoration Project
  • OTF Continues to Grow with JMS Support

2001 Newsletter

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Engineering & Design

  • JMS Provides Design and Shipyard Support Services
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Inclinings and Admeasurement
  • NAVSEA Awards Professional Support Services Contracts Valued at $14.5 Billion
  • JMS Provides Design Support to Blount-Barker Shipyard
  • JMS Receives SBIR Funding
  • CargoMax™ Update
  • Other Engineering Projects

Marine Casualty Response

  • Ehime Maru Technical Salvage Report
  • US Navy Salvage Manuals
  • USS Olympia Restoration

Vessel Operations Support & Marine Surveys

  • Subchapter “T” Boat Inspections
  • JMS develops Dredge Safety Management Program for Weeks Marine
  • JMS Awarded NSF Contract for Ship Inspection Services

Diving Support

  • A New Director at DIT
  • DIT Meets Canadian Standards
  • Diving Support Service at Bath Iron Works

Computer-Generated Imagery

  • ADCI Underwater Burning Video
  • OSHA Shipyard Safety Video

Marine Science & Technology

  • The Ocean Technology Foundation Continues to Grow with JMS Support

Other News

  • JMS Relocates to State of the Art Facility
  • New Employees at JMS

2000 Newsletter

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Engineering & Design

  • SENESCO & JMS Team To Offer Unique Design/Build Capability in the Northeast
  • Seaworthy Systems and JMS Awarded 5-Year Contract with NOAA
  • Case-Studies Compiled for Ship Structure Committee
  • CargoMaxTM Loading Programs for Nearly 50 Vessels
  • R/V Connecticut to Install J-Frame

Marine Casualty Response

  • DUKW Damage Stability Analysis for the NTSB
  • Regulatory Assessment Study of OPA 90 Salvage and Marine Firefighting

Diving Support

  • JMS Begins Operation of DIT
  • JMS Hires New Diving Supervisor
  • Bath Iron Works at a Glance
  • DIT Provides Technical Advice to 20th Century Fox

Computer-Generated Imagery

  • ADC Requests Delta P Diving Safety Video
  • OASIS Promotional Video for OTF

Other News

  • JMS Receives ISO 9000 Certification
  • JMS Announces MARINE CASUALTY RESPONSE: SALVAGE ENGINEERING

1999 Newsletter

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Engineering & Design

  • Special Services for the Tank Barge Industry
  • CargoMax for Reinauer’s Barge Fleet
  • 30 Yr Longitudinal Strength Reports
  • Computerized Maintenance Program for Weeks Marine Tug Fleet
  • Other Engineering Projects

Marine Casualty Response

  • Maritrans Signs Emergency Response Salvage Engineering Contract

Vessel Operations Support and Marine Surveys

  • Expanding Research Vessel Inspections
  • AWO RCP Auditor Certification

Diving Support

  • JMS Acquires DIT

Computer-Generated Imagery

  • The Latest Discovery Channel Project
  • Delta P Video for ADC
  • Safety Training Video Distributed to UNOLS Fleet

Marine Science & Technology

  • JMS Supports Ocean Technology Foundation Initiatives

Other News

  • JMS Pursues ISO 9002 Certification