We are underway on the shipcheck for the NOAAS Thomas Jefferson at its homeport berth in Norfolk, Virginia. Tridentis won this award earlier this month, and this work will keep us busy for the next two months.
This exciting project is helping our nation’s vital oceanographic survey ship perform its missions more efficiently and more effectively while extending its service life for many years to come. The NOAA crew have been very courteous in answering our questions, forthcoming with all the documentation we need, and have shown great patience as we strive to fully understand this vessel’s unique challenges. We are enthusiastically confronting the closely inter-related tasks of expanding the vessel’s wastewater handling capabilities, allowing it to focus on its missions, while also ensuring that the vessel’s stability is not compromised.
We have a lot of work ahead of us, but we’re off to a good start.read more
This is a fantastic story about how Andrew Higgins won World War II for America. The US Navy was not happy about this small boat builder on St. Charles Ave in New Orleans who designed and built a more superior landing craft than the US Navy. This boat was called the LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) or Higgins Boat and it ended up being used extensively in amphibious landings in World War II. World renowned historian and biographer, Stephen Ambrose tells this amazing story in a three part series.
It’s hard to imagine any single person who had as large of an impact on our success in World War II as Andrew Higgins.read more