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Sunday, February 18, 2024
Sunset over the water near the USMMA at King's Point
Shipping

Opinion: The Urgent Need for U.S. Maritime Reform

by William Cahill (The Boyd Institute) American seapower is under attack. Not just by Iran backed Houthi rebels that have blocked US-flag ships in the Red Sea,

February 18, 2024
Total Views: 3251

Saturday, February 3, 2024
Commander-in-Chief Major General Hossein Salami
Defense

From Drone Strikes to Houthi Ship Attacks: Unpacking Iran’s Axis of Resistance

by Mariam Farida (The Conversation) Days after a drone attack killed three US soldiers at a military outpost in Jordan – an attack blamed on a shadowy

February 3, 2024
Total Views: 1940

Thursday, February 1, 2024
lng carrier
Shipping

Biden LNG Pause Pits National Security, U.S. Allies vs. Green Activists

Immigration and inflation are not the only significant issues in this election. There is also the matter of energy and environmental policies and how decisions

February 1, 2024
Total Views: 1637

Monday, January 15, 2024
Photo of a large group of Houthi supporters in Yemen
Shipping

Houthi’s New Narrative: Fighting Western Imperialism

by Mahad Darar (TheConversation) The U.S.- and U.K.-led strikes on the rebel Houthi group in Yemen represent a dramatic new turn in the Middle East conflict

January 15, 2024
Total Views: 1638

Saturday, December 30, 2023
The Russian Navy: Sinking In The Black Sea But Surging In The Pacific
Navy

The Russian Navy: Sinking In The Black Sea But Surging In The Pacific

China is not the only potentially adversarial maritime power that is flexing its muscles in the Indo-Pacific region. Russia is a cause for concern, too. Alexey

December 30, 2023
Total Views: 85566

Sunday, December 17, 2023
River at low levels because of drought
Weather

Rivers Are Threatened By More Than Climate Change

by Murray Scown, Lund University and Frances Eleanor Dunn, Utrecht University (TheConversation) Perilously situated between rising sea levels and pressures

December 17, 2023
Total Views: 2720

Thursday, December 14, 2023
ship navigation bridge
Shipping

Opinion: The Shortage of Mariners Willing to Work for Less

This essay by the President of the MM&P union addresses gCaptain’s editorial about the current aversion of US maritime unions towards strikes for

December 14, 2023
Total Views: 6039

Monday, December 4, 2023
lng bunkering rotterdam
Shipping

Opinion: Shining a Light on Grey, Not Green, Alternative Fuels

Scaling up the availability of low and zero-emission fuels will be challenging. While the long term destination is clear, in the medium term the industry will

December 4, 2023
Total Views: 1800

Friday, October 13, 2023
Luke McNamara headshot
Ports

Putting the Port of Nagoya Cyberattack in Context

By Luke McNamara, Principal Analyst – Mandiant, Google Cloud  The recent cyberattack on the Port of Nagoya has once again highlighted both the

October 13, 2023
Total Views: 1692

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Canadian cement carrier NACC Argonaut aground on the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Ontario. Photo courtesy Andrea Reynolds via X
Accidents

Grounded Cement Carrier Causes Two-Day Stoppage on St. Lawrence Seaway

A Canadian cement carrier ran aground on Sunday morning just after 5:30 a.m. EST, east of Cornwall, Ontario, causing a two-day stoppage of ship traffic on the

September 27, 2023
Total Views: 3477

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Pictured: Glenn Murphy, Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
Press Releases

The Future of Ship Broking: A Blend of Emotional and Artificial Intelligence

Glenn Murphy, Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers on why an internationally recognised, professional qualification in broking can ramp up career

September 26, 2023
Total Views: 1815

Monday, September 18, 2023
Matson ship with tug assitance in Port of Oakland
Shipping

Opinion: EPA Must Stop Unsafe and Costly California Maritime Mandate

By Jennifer Carpenter California’s maritime sector is essential to America’s role in the global economy and to the supply chain. Yet, a mandate from the

September 18, 2023
Total Views: 7658

Thursday, September 7, 2023
two US Navy littoral combat ships underway at sea
Navy

A Deep Dive Into US Navy’s Epic Shipbuilding Failure

by Joaquin Sapien (ProPublica) In July 2016, warships from more than two dozen nations gathered off the coasts of Hawaii and Southern California to join the

September 7, 2023
Total Views: 36338

Friday, September 1, 2023
Qeqertaq Avannarleq, the northern most island
Blog

Was The World’s ‘Northern-Most Island’ Erased From Charts?

by Kevin Hamilton (University of Hawaii) In 2021, an expedition off the icy northern Greenland coast spotted what appeared to be a previously uncharted island.

September 1, 2023
Total Views: 12404

Saturday, August 26, 2023
A view of the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary near Montana de Oro State Park in San Luis Obispo County, California. (Image credit: Robert Schwemmer/NOAA
NOAA

Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Is Proposed Off California Coast

NOAA-Today, following input from tribal nations, state and federal agencies, Indigenous communities, and the public, NOAA released a proposal to designate a

August 26, 2023
Total Views: 1297

Thursday, August 24, 2023
US Navy Admirals and a naval color guard at A Ceremony in Washington. Photo by USN
Navy

Despite Sexual Assault Reforms, The US Navy Still Guards Secrets

by Megan Rose (ProPublica) As President Joe Biden announces major reforms to how the military prosecutes sexual assault, the U.S. Navy is still shrouding those

August 24, 2023
Total Views: 1710

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
A tug escorts a containership at the Port of Los Angeles, California. Photo: Robert V Schwemmer / Shutterstock.com
Shipping

Opinion: Californians Can’t Afford Unachievable Maritime Mandates

By Sly Hunter and Shawn Bennett, As California goes so goes the nation, and how the state regulates its extensive maritime industry has a ripple effect

August 22, 2023
Total Views: 6766

Thursday, August 17, 2023
Canadian Royal Navy Ships HMCS Saskatoon and HMCS Yellowknife
Navy

Canadian Royal Navy Spending Is Disappointing

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg) Over a long career in the Navy, I sailed into many of Canada’s beautiful ports and commanded a Canadian frigate,

August 17, 2023
Total Views: 31859

Thursday, June 29, 2023
CSCSU Great Lakes Students in SSDS Lab at Operations Specialist "A" School
Navy

Could the Great Lakes Emerge As The New Frontier For Naval Technology?

by James Stavridis (Bloomberg Opinion) China’s recent enhancement of its spying operations in Cuba — likely to focus on surveilling the many US military

June 29, 2023
Total Views: 5427

Monday, June 5, 2023
Multi-National Search Highlights the Role of Merchant Shipping in Maritime Search and Rescue
Accidents

Multi-National Search Highlights the Role of Merchant Shipping in Maritime Search and Rescue

By Mark Morrow (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) – The recent search for the crew of a Chinese ocean-going fishing vessel, the Lu Peng Yuan Yu 028,

June 5, 2023
Total Views: 2539
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