USS Annapolis Receives 2011 CNO Afloat Safety Award

USS Annapolis Receives 2011 CNO Afloat Safety Award

A Commander, Naval Safety Center message announced April 4 that the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) is the recipient of the 2011 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Afloat Safety Award for Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic.

Annapolis was one of 19 afloat units to receive this annual recognition from the CNO. The winning ship in each category receives a special plaque and official CNO citation. They are also authorized to display the green safety “S” flag on their ship until next year’s results are announced.

In addition to an outstanding safety record, selected ships also have an aggressive safety program that actively contributes to safety mishap prevention, including comprehensive and professional internal safety reporting.

Cmdr. John Gearhart, Annapolis’ commanding officer, praised his crew for their hard work and dedication required to receive this annual safety award.

“We are privileged to be selected as the 2011 CNO Safety Award for Submarine Force Atlantic, fleet attack submarines,” said Gearhart. “This achievement is a testament to the committed effort toward high day-to-day standards and deck-plate leadership, combined with the consistent effort of the crew to maintain a safe work environment.”

The award cycle, which runs from January 1 through December 31 every calendar year, recognizes outstanding contributions to fleet readiness, increased morale, efficiency and economical use of resources through safety.

Commissioned April 11, 1992, Annapolis is named in honor of the capital city of Maryland and is the fourth warship to bear the city’s namesake. The first ship, named Annapolis, was a patrol gunboat (PG 10), commissioned in 1867. A patrol frigate (PF 15), commissioned in 1944, was the second ship named after the “America’s Sailing Capital.” Prior to SSN 760, the most recent ship to bear the same name was a major communications relay ship (AGMR 1).

Naval Today Staff , April 11, 2012; Image: navy

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< May 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

EURONAVAL 2016

Euronaval 2016 in Paris, is one of the leading international trade shows for maritime security, safety and naval defense…

read more >

7th Annual International Port Security Conference

The SMi Group announces the 7th annual International Port Security Conference. The event will be held in London on the 1st and 2nd of June 2016.

The conference aims to bring together key decision makers in the industry to discuss modern methods of port security and provide effective learning experiences for all delegates through the carefully selected expert speaker line up.

Interacting with delegates from across the globe and hearing from industry leading experts will ensure delegates are up-to-date with high priority information that enables you to best secure your seaports, civilians and means of trade.

Topics to be discussed include terrorism, cyber terrorism, emergency intervention procedures, optimising technology use in security checks and case studies featuring some of the largest ports across the world. Our diverse range of topics will allow delegates to learn best practices for port security and understand further how other ports are resolving core challenges.

More info

read more >

Offshore Patrol Vessels Technology 2016

Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) are becoming an increasingly important resource for Navies and Coast Guards around the world. As shipbuilding technologies continue to advance the mission scope for a single OPV platform greatly increases. Policing missions such as Counter-Piracy and Counter-Terrorism operations can be supplemented now by survey and Mine Countermeasure operations simply by swapping equipment on board the ship. This is all done with a greatly reduced cost compared to mission-specific platforms or full scale warships which have greater maintenance and operations costs compared to flexible OPVs.

Therefore SMi is proud to announce that it will be launching its inaugural OPV Technology event which will focus on the new potential for OPVs within this proliferation in combat and combat support technology capabilities. The event will be held in London on the 8th-9th June to discuss how individual nations are working to enhance the capabilities of their coastal fleets as well as the prospect for future cooperation and interoperability.

Expert speaker line up for 2016 includes key decision makers from: US Africa Command, UK Border Force, French Navy, NATO, Italian Navy, Royal Norwegian Navy, Finnish Border Guard, TNO, Damen Shipyards, C-SIGMA, IISS and many more.

 

Benefits of Attending:

  • Extremely focused on new technologies available to OPV using nations across Europe and beyond
  • Expert led panel discussions on international cooperation in operations and the future prospect for modular technologies
  • Briefings from leading Navy and Coast Guard officers from around the world
  • Learn about current and future national OPV platforms and how they enhance maritime security
  • Discover how to optimise business potential by working with these countries

 

For more information and to register, please visit www.offshorepatrol.co.uk/navaltoday

read more >

MAST Europe 2016

Long established as the only international conference and exhibition dedicated to senior-level technologists in maritime defence and security…

read more >