NSC, Have we been lucky or good?

Navy Times has reported the Navy has had serious quality problems with their ships built by Northrop Grumman’s Gulf Coast Yards.

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2010/01/navy_ships_problems_012110w/

“Navy engineers are tackling a raft of problems discovered aboard warships built at the Gulf Coast yards of defense giant Northrop Grumman — including faulty welds, lube-oil problems and a defective engine — in the latest installment of the ongoing saga between the Navy and its largest shipbuilder.

“Inspectors are rechecking every pipe weld aboard every ship built in the last several years at Avondale, La., or Pascagoula, Miss., including destroyers and small- and big-deck amphibs, after discovering so many problems that all pipe welders and Navy inspectors at both yards had to be decertified and then recertified to work on ships.”

Have we been luckier with the National Security Cutters? Is Coast Guard supervision better than that given Navy projects? Or is this a problem that we will see surface in the future?

13 thoughts on “NSC, Have we been lucky or good?

  1. I think the navy has poor management issues when it comes to contract work that the Navy wants. They seem to be more off hands instead on Hands on work. Though I think the Navy’s problems should serve as a warning to the USCG about the NSC and the deepwater projects. The more hands on the USCG is with the NSC and Deepwater the more the USCG will get what it wants and the more control it has.

  2. I think the navy has poor management issues when it comes to contract work that the Navy wants. They seem to be more off hands instead on Hands on work. Though I think the Navy's problems should serve as a warning to the USCG about the NSC and the deepwater projects. The more hands on the USCG is with the NSC and Deepwater the more the USCG will get what it wants and the more control it has.

  3. Again I’m that one guy on-line readging this site. Does it take you a month to get CG-092 to clear what you’re posting. Good to see Nicky posting here. That says allot.

    • LOL! Good call CG-1!

      At least Nicky the Auxiliarist didn’t intermix a bunch of porno links and nudie pics with Coast Guard material this time.

  4. Again I'm that one guy on-line readging this site. Does it take you a month to get CG-092 to clear what you're posting. Good to see Nicky posting here. That says allot.

  5. LOL! Good call CG-1! At least Nicky the Auxiliarist didn't intermix a bunch of porno links and nudie pics with Coast Guard material this time.

  6. I think it behooves us to keep eyes more atuned to looking at welds than we might otherwise do. Nothing formal, just next time you’re walking past welded pipes, take a closer look. What’s it hurt?

  7. I think it behooves us to keep eyes more atuned to looking at welds than we might otherwise do. Nothing formal, just next time you're walking past welded pipes, take a closer look. What's it hurt?

  8. Neither

    Remember the hull fatigue issues. If Kevin Jarvis had not raised the issues internally and there wasn’t outside pressure from the congress, the press etc that hull would have problems right now. External forces are far more responsible for the NSC turning out well than internal ones or the contractors. Look at the 123s and the original FRC. (That was stopped due to ELC/Jarvis and company)

  9. NeitherRemember the hull fatigue issues. If Kevin Jarvis had not raised the issues internally and there wasn't outside pressure from the congress, the press etc that hull would have problems right now. External forces are far more responsible for the NSC turning out well than internal ones or the contractors. Look at the 123s and the original FRC. (That was stopped due to ELC/Jarvis and company)

  10. NeitherRemember the hull fatigue issues. If Kevin Jarvis had not raised the issues internally and there wasn't outside pressure from the congress, the press etc that hull would have problems right now. External forces are far more responsible for the NSC turning out well than internal ones or the contractors. Look at the 123s and the original FRC. (That was stopped due to ELC/Jarvis and company)

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