Harsh Weather Compromises Continuation of USS Guardian’s Salvage Operation

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: operation View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Harsh Weather Compromises Continuation of USS Guardian’s Salvage Operation View post tag: Guardian View post tag: Continuation Share this article Harsh Weather Compromises Continuation of USS Guardian’s Salvage Operation View post tag: USS View post tag: Salvage View post tag: weather View post tag: News by topic Authorities The Task Force Tubbataha on Wednesday announced that the salvaging team of the ill-fated USS Guardian will start to work on a 24/7 basis once the weather improves to make-up for the lost time in the previous days due to rough sea conditions.The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Palawan district commander and task force chief Commodore Enrico Efren Evangelista said that choppy seas with waves up to two meters in height and winds with speed reaching 25-knots are currently affecting the progress of the salvaging operations causing the task force to halt the operations in the area.Evangelista said that as of the moment the weather condition in the area is still unfavorable though it is much better compared to the previous days. “Still our priority is the safety of the team conducting the operations. We won’t risk if the weather is unfavorable to us but once the weather improves, we will try to work 24/7 ”, Evangelista stressed.He added that the salvaging team already requested a number of lighting equipment which will be installed aboard USS Guardian so that the vessels conducting salvaging operations can work even during  night time.USS Guardian (MCM 5) ran aground on Tubbataha Reef  Jan. 17, while transiting the Sulu Sea.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 7, 2013; Image: US Navy March 7, 2013 View post tag: Compromises View post tag: harshlast_img read more

Keel Laid for Fourth Indian Coast Guard OPV

first_img Share this article View post tag: Indian KEEL LAYING CEREMONY FOR THE FOURTH INDIAN COAST GUARD OPVGoa Shipyard Ltd held a keel laying ceremony for the fourth of six new Indian Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) on January 9th 2014.The class is specifically designed and built by Goa Shipyard for the Coast Guard.The contract for building the six vessels was signed on May 9, 2012, and the first keel laying ceremony took place at Goa Shipyard on September 28th 2012.These vessels will be the most advanced OPVs in service of the Indian Coast Guard.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 10, 2014; Image: Goa Shipyard January 10, 2014 View post tag: Defense Back to overview,Home naval-today Keel Laid for Fourth Indian Coast Guard OPV View post tag: Naval View post tag: Guard Keel Laid for Fourth Indian Coast Guard OPV View post tag: Laidcenter_img View post tag: coast View post tag: KEEL View post tag: Navy View post tag: Fourth View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: OPV Industry newslast_img read more