AGOR 28: SIO Shipyard Representative Bi-Weekly Progress Report
SCRIPPS INST OF OCEANOGRAPHY SAN DIEGO NIMITZ MARINE FACILITY
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Progress on the building of AGOR 28, oceanographic research vessel Sally Ride. Work continues on initial outfitting lists for Sally Ride and NS5 Hierarchy. DCI has provided an updated schedule to work off of. To date, 25 Ride test reports have been upload to the PME, and are either accepted or under review. Of note, test performed during the last two weeks have already been uploaded. Hopefully this trend will continue and that the backlog of completed tests will be uploaded soon so that progress can be tracked more easily. Preliminary Crew Fam scheduling discussions between government and SIO were started. Marine Outfitting has started working on a schedule. DCI rotated the engine exhaust outlets 45-degrees to port to direct the sound away from the main deck working area. Some improvement in noise level was noted but not near enough. Current silencers are rated Super Critical for noise reduction. Silencers rated as Extreme may be necessary to reduce the noise level to meet the requirement if a less invasive method cannot be found. Armstrong modification to anchor windlass were successful and will be duplicated on Ride. DCI was not able to obtain the FDA Certificate of Sanitation for Armstrong because the sewage discharge is ahead of the water maker suction. The best solution is to move the sewage discharge aft of the port sea chest. Using a new sea water supply forward will take away the ability to supply heated sea water from the engines to the RO water makers, which could severely limit potable water production in cold artic waters.
- Marine Engineering