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  • Inspections for Office of Naval Research and Skidaway Institute of Oceanography

    5 August 2015

    In addition to inspections conducted on behalf of the National Science Foundation, JMS was selected to conduct research vessel inspections for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. The R/V KILO MOANA is a 189-foot SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) owned by ONR and operated by the University of Hawaii….

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  • Technical Service Support to U.S. Polar Program

    5 August 2015

    JMS was awarded a contract to review and provide technical service support to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Annual Program Plan for the U.S. polar icebreaking fleet. In 2006, the $70 million USCG budget for the polar icebreaking fleet was transferred to the NSF by executive order. The fleet consists…

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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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  • USS OLYMPIA Restoration

    5 August 2015

    JMS recently completed Phase II of a multi-phase project to assist the Independence Seaport Museum (ISM) in their efforts to fully restore the 19th century cruiser, U.S.S. Olympia. Commissioned in 1895 this floating historic landmark is now docked at Penn’s landing in Philadelphia. Olympia is the oldest steel warship afloat today and has seen little…

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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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