The erosion threatening Australia's Great Ocean Road is being addressed with a project to move more than 20,900 cubic yards of sand. The move comes after measurements last year revealed that erosion had accelerated from a few centimeters a year to a full meter.
The Los Angeles-Class fast attack submarine USS Alexandria completed a six-month, 45,000 nautical mile deployment in the Western Pacific and is back at the Naval Base Point Loma in California. The deployment included four national security missions and five multinational exercises.
A student-driven research project at the Netherlands' Delft Technical University has led to plans by Damen Shipyards Group to develop the first class-approved 3D-printed ship propeller. The so-called WAAMpeller project involves a consortium that includes RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk and Bureau Veritas.
Development at the cost of nature is the identified culprit in many areas prone to disastrous flooding. But nature offers promising solutions, such as the reintroduction of grasslands to soak up water before it becomes a problem.
Vast quantities of wood deposited decades ago when Duluth, Minn., was a global lumber capital have taken a major toll on fish at Grassy Point in the city's harbor and in the St. Louis River estuary. But the St. Louis River Restoration Initiative is looking to change that with a $14.7 million project scheduled for next year to remove much of the wood waste, as well as sediment from nearby Kingsbury Creek.
The crew of the Coast Guard's most advanced icebreaker is testing systems and running through drills in Puget Sound on the West Coast in preparation for its annual summer research mission in the Arctic. When it deploys, the Cutter Healy will be carrying dozens of scientists in addition to its crew of 87 on the Arctic mission.
A lawsuit over $9 million in repairs to the Port of San Francisco shipyard may ultimately threaten the survival of the West Coast's largest shipyard and the city's last repair facility. The city is seeking a new bidder for the Pier 70 shipyard, one of the few remaining traces of San Francisco's once-vibrant maritime economy.
Hyundai Heavy Industries has picked Rolls-Royce to produce an additional three MT30 marine gas turbines for the South Korean navy's FFX Batch 2 Daegu-class frigate program.
Northrop Grumman will be carrying out $7.3 million of maintenance, material support and modernization of the turbine engines on the Virginia-class submarine USS New Hampshire. The work is scheduled for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery Maine.
The keel has been ceremonially laid for the USS St. Louis, the 19th of the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship-class vessels. The ship is designed for modularity to accommodate various weapons and sensor packages for operation in shallow coastal waters as well as regular missions at sea.
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