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  • National Science Foundation Research Vessel Inspections

    5 August 2015

    JMS has been conducting scientific, seaworthiness and safety inspections aboard University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) research vessels since 1997. With a strong emphasis on continuous improvement, the inspection program ensures that the ocean-going scientist can safely and efficiently conduct research at sea. UNOLS is a consortium of 61 academic institutions with significant marine science research…

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  • iPhone Application for the Marine Industry

    5 August 2015

    JMS is proud to announce the release of our first iPhone application, as well as plans to develop more. The U.S. Navy Salvor’s Handbook is now available for your iPhone. The U.S. Navy Supervisor of Salvage wanted to provide to their on-scene salvage personnel, access to their extensive library of marine casualty response know-how; the…

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  • MCT BREITHORN Salvage Engineering Response

    5 August 2015

    JMS was contracted to provide salvage engineering services in response to a chemical tanker grounding off Jamaica in July 2009. The 164m x 23m x 9.55m chemical tanker was laden with approximately 16,500 tons of ethanol and was outbound from the port when it ran aground on a coral reef formation. The vessel was built…

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  • Salvage Engineering for M/V ANGELN Capsizing

    5 August 2015

    The M/V ANGELN was a 132 meter container vessel equipped for the carriage of dangerous goods. On 21 February 2010, the vessel departed Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia bound for Barbados under questionable loading conditions. Shortly after departure, a problem with stability developed and the vessel took a considerable list. The weather conditions at the time…

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  • Salvage and Survey of RTDI DUCK NO.34

    5 August 2015

    JMS was engaged to oversee the salvage and survey of DUCK NO.34 which was sunk in the Delaware River tragically killing two passengers. DUCK NO.34 is a WWII amphibious landing vehicle (DUKW) which has been converted to a passenger vessel and used to conduct popular tours through the streets of Philadelphia and in the water…

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  • DUKW Damage Stability Analysis

    5 August 2015

    In the wake of the tragic sinking of the amphibious passenger vessel, MISS MAJESTIC, near Hot Springs, Arkansas on May 1, 1999, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) commenced an investigation and contracted JMS to conduct an in depth damage stability analysis. Amphibious passenger vessels have become a popular tourist attraction and carry more than…

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  • Engineering Support for USNS SHUGHART in Bahrain

    5 August 2015

    JMS provided engineering support to the Military Sealift Command with personnel deployed to Bahrain to investigate a shipboard fire aboard the USNS SHUGHART. The vessel suffered a fire in the Auxiliary Machinery Room, Hydraulic Control Room, and the Auxiliary Boiler Room. As a result, extensive damage was done to structure, mechanical systems, and electrical systems….

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  • Emergency Response Network (ERnet)

    5 August 2015

    JMS specializes in salvage engineering prevention and response. Through their Emergency Response Network (ERnet), JMS engineers respond rapidly, 24 hours a day, providing salvage engineering support to oil transportation customers for OPA 90 compliance. During a marine casualty response, JMS works closely with the ship owner, crew, and authorities to develop viable salvage plans for…

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  • Salvage Engineering Response to Tug Tragedy

    6 July 2015

    At 2am on 18 January 2006 JMS received an emergency call from one of their ERnet member companies requesting salvage engineering response assistance for their 135,000 barrel double hull tank barge. The fully loaded barge was being towed by a 6,000 HP tug in heavy seas off the coast of North Carolina. Just a few…

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  • Salvage Engineering for ENSCO 74 Jackup Drill Rig

    3 July 2015

    JMS provided on-site naval architecture and salvage engineering services in support of a wreck removal survey of a jack up drill rig, in June of 2009. The project consisted of performing a detailed dive survey on the wreck, developing an assessment of the wreck condition and the formulation of several wreck removal contingencies to present…

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