Lack of U.S. Warship Repair Capacity Worrying Navy—USNI News

Posted on 08.27.2020
Written by Brody Larson

Warship repair capacity faces a problem and this is worrying the Navy. This is an article published by USNI News, the Navy is reportedly concerned about a lack of warship repair capacity.

From the article:

“A deficit of ship repair capacity and an expected change in the Navy’s needs for large combatants versus smaller ones may force the entire industry to rethink their roles in construction and maintenance work going forward,” the article reported.

With most ship repair systems being operated through Excel, industry-standard operations are time intensive, complicated, and prone to inaccuracy. As the Navy’s fear comes closer to realization, the maritime industry will look for ways to improve their efficiencies and reduce steps in the process to get the fleet back on the water.

The two halves of the Navy’s Team Ships acknowledged that more companies would need to get involved in ship repair, and also that more companies getting involved on the construction side could cause hardship from some of the traditional shipbuilders that have spent years optimizing their yards to build large warships.

First, Rear Adm. Eric Ver Hage, the Commander of Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC) and Director of Surface Ship Maintenance and Modernization, said during the event that “we don’t have enough (ship repair) capacity for peacetime,” let alone to repair combat-damaged ships during wartime.

Between’s OSRS and Estimation software, we have the solutions. By streamlining workflow from top to bottom, Oxalis ensures that each ship yard is running more efficiently in less time with fewer errors. We hear the Navy’s concern, and want to ensure it never becomes a reality.

Read the full story by journalist Megan Eckstein HERE.

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