New assessments from real world historic examples dating back to 1717 on the North Sea reveal how dikes have been able to resist storms due to the protective value of salt marshes. The marshes sit above sea level and reduce the volume of stormwater entering through breached dikes, researchers say.
Boyne City, Mich., has approved a multi-faceted plan to address erosion that has worsened over the past year in several areas along the banks of Lake Charlevoix. Included are a rock wall, stone replacement, native plants and soil backfilling.
Italian and French forces partnered with the US Navy's Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit for a maritime training exercise off the coast of Sicily. The exercise included dynamic landings by aircraft from the USS Bataan, including Ospreys and Seahawks.
The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the USS San Jacinto last week broke the previous Navy record of 160 days at sea as they sought to keep crews safe and isolated from the coronavirus. The two ships aren't scheduled to return to port, in Virginia, until later this year.
This year's Dynamic Mongoose exercise is underway off the coast of Iceland, bringing together forces from the US, Canada, France, Germany and Norway. The sub-hunting exercise focuses on interoperability of submarine and surface vessels and includes "being hunted" drills.
GE Marine will supply two LM2500 marine gas turbines for Turkey's new fleet replenishment ship under a contract from Sefine Shipyard. The ship is a new generation model to serve three key needs of Turkey's surface vessels.
Austal USA last week delivered the future USS Oakland to the Navy, the service's 12th Independence-variant littoral combat ship. "Every milestone we accomplish during these unprecedented times is a true testament to the extraordinary skill and dedication of our LCS team -- an indication of the success of our efforts to minimize the impact of the pandemic," said Austal USA President Craig Perciavalle.
Ingalls Shipbuilding will build another Arleigh Burke-class destroyer for the Navy under a $936 million contract modification. The new vessel will be a Flight III design incorporating an improved air and missile defense radar system.
The UK's Royal Navy will test an autonomous patrol boat whose weapons systems can be controlled remotely. The Pacific 24 boat is capable of autonomously carrying out missions to combat piracy, secure borders and protect forces.
Rear Adm. Timothy J. Kott has assumed command of Carrier Strike Group One, relieving Rear Adm. Alvin Holsey. In last week's ceremony, Third Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Scott Conn praised Holsey, noting his leadership of CSG 1 "through multiple challenging events and milestones," each of which "was a success and a testament to his leadership."
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