Donjon starts dredging NYC cruise berth to take USNS Comfort; NTSB issues report on towboat sinking

Marine Daily

LOS ANGELES (March 27, 2020) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives in Los Angeles, March 27, 2020. Mercy deployed in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts, and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore base hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases. One of the Department of Defense’s missions is Defense Support of Civil Authorities. DoD is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, as well as state, local and public health authorities in helping protect the health and safety of the American people. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mora Jr./Released)

Donjon starts dredging NYC cruise berth to take USNS Comfort

Donjon Marine was contacted last week, hurried a dump scow out of dry dock 10 days earlier than scheduled, and moved its dredge the Delaware Bay and two others from ongoing projects into position. Full Article

Statement From Lockheed Martin Chairman, President And CEO Marillyn Hewson On COVID-19 Response

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson

BETHESDA, Md., March 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — At Lockheed Martin, we recognize that the rapid spread of COVID-19 and its wide-ranging impacts have caused severe disruption across society and tragic loss of life around the world. We also recognize that the global pandemic has created a need for urgent action by government, business, communities and citizens.

Final Steps Underway to Operationalize Ultra-Secure, Jam-Resistant GPS M-Code Signal

U.S. Space Force, Lockheed Martin upgrade Operations Control Segment (OCS) and refresh GPS constellation with new satellites

COLORADO SPRINGS, Co., Mar. 27, 2020 – The final steps to fully-enable the ultra-secure, jam-resistant Military Code (M-Code) signal on the Global Positioning System (GPS) are now underway.

NASA Awards Artemis Contract for Gateway Logistics Services


Illustration of the SpaceX Dragon XL as it is deployed from the Falcon Heavy's second stage in high Earth orbit
Illustration of the SpaceX Dragon XL as it is deployed from the Falcon Heavy’s second stage in high Earth orbit on its way to the Gateway in lunar orbit.
Credits: SpaceX

NASA has selected SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, as the first U.S. commercial provider under the Gateway Logistics Services contract to deliver cargo, experiments and other supplies to the agency’s Gateway in lunar orbit. The award is a significant step forward for NASA’s Artemis program that will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024 and build a sustainable human lunar presence.

Brexit Negotiations At A Halt

March 27th 2020

Dear Friends and Supporters

Firstly, we would like to thank many thousands of you, our supporters, who countersigned my recent letter to the Prime Minister commending him for his actions in response to COVID-19, but also encouraging him to not lose sight of the future by dropping the ball on major ongoing issues about BREXIT. This is such an important issue for our global future, every single one of your signatures will have made a difference. The final letter, which was sent by e-mail and posted to Boris on Wednesday this week, with a list of all the signatures received by Wednesday, can be seen HERE.

The Most Deadly Threat From China IS NOT COVID-19

Ep 304 | The Most Deadly Threat From China IS NOT COVID-19

Today we’ll look at Fentanyl – a product being smuggled out of China through Mexico around the world that is killing hundreds of thousands of people every year. And we’ll hear from some DEA agents who are doing something about it.