ASNE: Northern New England Section




Meeting Announcement


Date:         Thursday, 22 October 2015 --- Register by 09 Oct


Subject:     Fire Safety Improvements since 2012--- How lessons from USS Miami have made us safer today


Speaker:    LT Dillan Masellas, USN

                Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Ship Safety Officer

On 23 May 2012, an act of arson caused irreparable damage to the USS MIAMI while in dry dock for an engineered overhaul (EOH).  Since then, many changes have been implemented to industrial processes, facilities, work procedures, and training for Ship’s Force, shipyard workers, and firefighters.  All the changes are focused on making the inherently dangerous environment of a submarine in a maintenance availability a safer place to work and increasing the survivability of involved participants and responders should a casualty occur.  LT Masellas will provide an overview of how these changes have been effected and the scope of their application.

U. S. Citizenship required.

There will also be a pre-dinner tour of the Code 970, Shop 76, Rubber and Plastic Fabrication Shop.    If you plan on joining the tour, you must send an e-mail to with your full name and affirm your U. S. citizenship.


Where:   Tirante Tavern

    Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

    Kittery, ME   

Schedule:    1655    Meet at Squalus Memorial (Shipyard Flagpole) for tour of rubber shop

         1745    Tirante Tavern - Cash bar and buffet dinner       

         1845    Presentation

         1930    Adjourn


      Buffet Dinner Menu:  Mixed Green Salad
Cheese manicotti and meatballs, Garlic Bread          
                                       Cookies, Coffee/Tea

 Price: $20 – ASNE/SNAME Members & Spouses, $25 - Non Members, $15 - Students   

 Become an ASNE member at this event and get this event or your next regular meeting’s meal free

The section is using event management application Eventbee to sign-up for our meetings this year.      

Registration closes on Friday, October 9th, 2015

Questions to Dave Herbein by email:  or phone: (207) 703-6511



Tour:  Pre-dinner bonus tour of Shop 76 Rubber and Plastic Fabrication Shop. If you want to learn how bags of raw India rubber are processed into MilSpec o-rings, don’t miss this one.  Bus departs at 1700.


Shipyard Access:   Be prepared to show photo ID to security personnel for all occupants of your vehicle.  No cameras are permitted on the Yard.  If you are going on the tour, leave your camera-capable cell phones in your car.


Directions/Parking:  Enter from Gate 2 off of Whipple Rd (Rt 103), in Kittery.   After crossing the bridge, turn left onto Sicard St; follow to the stop sign at the intersection with MacDonough Ave.  Turn right and proceed past Tirante Tavern (white brick building, #22, on your left) to ‘coned’ parking spaces by the Squalus.  If all spaces occupied, park in any ‘non-signed’ space. 


ASNE Northern New England

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22 October

Fire Safety Improvements - How Lessons from USS Miami have made us Safer

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

 Kittery, ME












































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