Navy Warfare Center Supports Coast Guard Ship Maintenance


Story Number: NNS101203-21Release Date: 12/3/2010 5:15:00 PM
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By Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs

BOSTON, Mass. (NNS) -- The Navy's independent assessment authority installed the eLog electronic maintenance database software aboard two U.S. Coast Guard cutters, Nov. 23, eliminating paper records collection for shipboard maintenance.

eLog provides maintenance data for Navy program offices, in-service engineers and original equipment manufacturers to support Coast Guard ship maintenance.

The eLog database system also provides a monthly report of all corrective and preventative maintenance data for all Navy equipment aboard Coast Guard vessels and is based on the Navy's Material Readiness Database (MRDB).

The MRDB is the Navy's single source for reliability, maintainability and availability data for all surface combat and command, control, communications, computers systems. Managed by Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)Corona, MRDB is used by leadership from Naval Sea Systems Command and Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems to assess Navy ship systems readiness.

"Maintenance is a critical function to ensuring our Coast Guard vessels are ready and available whenever called upon," said Capt. Mathew Gimple, USCGC Hamilton (WHEC 715) commanding officer. "eLog helps improves our maintenance program and can only help increase our readiness."

NSWC Corona developed and installed the eLog system after the Coast Guard learned about the MRDB. The eLog system has been installed on the Coast Guard's two national security cutters and nine of 27 medium-endurance cutters.

"We're excited to complete the final installation of this initial rollout of eLog for the Coast Guard," said Capt. Jay Kadowaki, NSWC Corona commanding officer. "Tapping Corona's decades of experience in managing and cataloguing the Navy's materiel readiness strengthens our maritime strategy by improving readiness for our sister service."

As a Naval Sea Systems Command field activity, NSWC Corona serves as the Navy's independent assessment agent and home to three premier national laboratory and assessment centers: Joint Warfare Assessment Lab, Measurement Science and Technology Lab, and the Daugherty Memorial Assessment Center.

For more news from Naval Sea Systems Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/navsea/.

 
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unner's Mate 1st Class Jason Keith, left, and James Chiang confer during a visit by Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division engineers aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WHEC 715).
101119-N-8863V-026 SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 19, 2010) Gunner's Mate 1st Class Jason Keith, left, and James Chiang, CSC program developer, confer during a visit by Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division engineers aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WHEC 715). Tasked by U.S. Coast Guard Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC), NSWC Corona Readiness Assessment Department engineers applied their Material Readiness Database (MRDB) expertise in developing eLOG, replacing a bound-book system to provide improved material readiness assessment support for technical, supply and casualty response. (U.S. Navy photo by Greg Vojtko)
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