Seaward International Delivers 34 Sea Guard Marine Fenders To U.S. Naval Station In Florida
Seaward International, Inc., Clearbrook, Va., recently announced that it has completed the manufacture, testing and delivery of thirty-four 7-foot-diameter by 14-foot-long Sea Guard® marine fenders for installation at the U.S. Naval Station in Mayport, Fla.
In 1982, Seaward supplied the base with twenty 6- by 12-foot Sea Guard fenders for use in protecting the relatively thin-skinned hulls of the new FFG-class ships being homeported at Mayport. These original fenders provided outstanding performance. As a result, the naval station has systematically been upgrading the fendering at all of its piers and wharves with foamfilled tendering. The recent order brings the total number of Seaward fenders at the base to over 130 fenders.
In late 1987, Ed Waters & Sons Contracting Co., Inc., a Jacksonville, Fla.-based marine construction company, was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for the removal and replacement of the existing fender system at four berths on Pier D located at the Mayport Naval Station. Seaward delivered the 34 large fenders within 90 days after the contract award, and the project was completed in less than one-half the allocated contract time. All normal daily port operations were conducted without disruption.
The Sea Guard fenders supplied for this project were manufactured by Seaward International to the U.S. Navy specifications which were developed largely based on the design and performance of the standard Sea Guard marine fender product line. Seaward manufactures and supplies a wide range of marine fenders and flotation equipment to the Navy and commercial marine industries.
For further information on Seaward's other tendering and flotations products, C i r c l e 2 4 o n R e a d e r S e r v i c e C a rd