Monday, November 30, 2020
Accidents

Navy to Scrap USS Bonhomme Richard After Fire

The U.S. Navy has decided to scrap the amphibious landing dock USS Bonhomme Richard due to extensive damage from last July’s fire at Naval Base San Diego. The Navy said...

November 30, 2020
Total Views: 7994

Saturday, November 28, 2020
Defense

USS Nimitz Deploys to Gulf

DUBAI, Nov 28 (Reuters) – U.S. aircraft carrier USS Nimitz was deployed to the Gulf this week, days before the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, although the U.S.Navy said on...

November 28, 2020
Total Views: 11128

Friday, November 27, 2020
Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Completes Unmanned Surface Vehicles Test Off Hawaii

The U.S. Coast Guard has completed a 30-day demonstration and evaluation of unmanned surface vehicles off Oahu. The focus of the test, which wrapped up in early November, was to...

November 27, 2020
Total Views: 2971

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Defense

Russia and U.S. Warships Clash in Row Over Waters in Sea of Japan

MOSCOW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Russia said on Tuesday one of its warships caught and chased off a U.S. destroyer operating illegally in its territorial waters in the Sea of...

November 24, 2020
Total Views: 6881

Saturday, November 21, 2020
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Interesting

US Navy Thanks Merchant Mariners On YouTube

Just days after Veterans day the US Navy released this video via YouTube and all its social media channels thanking US Merchant Mariners for their service to the nation. RELATED...

November 21, 2020
Total Views: 12406

Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Defense

Boris Johnson Outlines Plans to Make Britain’s Royal Navy the Most Powerful in Europe

LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to restore Britain’s navy to its position as Europe’s most powerful maritime force on Thursday, highlighting that shipbuilding could also help heal...

November 19, 2020
Total Views: 5658

Defense

USCGC Stratton Returns Home Amid Shipboard COVID Outbreak

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton has returned to its homeport in Alameda, California after 11 crew members tested positive for COVID-19 during its deployment in the Eastern Pacific. According...

November 19, 2020
Total Views: 1757

Defense

Iran’s Guards Launch ‘Aircraft Carrier’ Warship -State Media

DUBAI, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have added a warship capable of carrying aircraft, missile launchers and drones to its naval fleet, state media said on Thursday,...

November 19, 2020
Total Views: 9711

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Defense

Japan and Australia Reach Breakthrough Security Pact Over Disputed South China Sea

By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Ju-min Park TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Japan and Australia agreed on a breakthrough defense pact on Tuesday allowing reciprocal visits for training and operations, and...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 2790

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Blog

Forbes Challenges The Biden Administration To Act Now On Maritime Appointments

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In August 2017 President Trump swore in Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby as MARAD Administrator, the top civilian maritime position in the United States. In the...

November 17, 2020
Total Views: 5559

Monday, November 16, 2020
Defense

GAO Study Finds Significant Risks in Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter Program

The U.S. Government Accountability Office says the Coast Guard accepted significant risk with the Offshore Patrol Cutter program after Hurricane Michael hit the shipyard where the first of the vessels...

November 16, 2020
Total Views: 8338

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Defense

Midshipman Sydney Barber Breaks Barriers at United States Naval Academy

For the first time in the 175-year history of the United States Naval Academy, an African American woman has been chosen to the lead midshipmen as brigade commander. Midshipman 1st...

November 11, 2020
Total Views: 406

Sunday, November 8, 2020
Defense

Top House Democrat Calls US Navy Budget ‘Recipe For A Very Dangerous Cold War’

by Phil Stewart (Reuters) – After winning support from scores of prominent Republicans during his campaign, Joe Biden will take office with the possibility of unprecedented bipartisan backing on national...

November 8, 2020
Total Views: 586

Saturday, November 7, 2020
Defense

Joe Biden Wins U.S. Presidency

By John Whitesides and Joseph Ax WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Democrat Joe Biden captured the U.S. presidency on Saturday, several major television networks said, as voters narrowly rebuffed Republican...

November 7, 2020
Total Views: 60

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
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Defense

U.S. Officially Exits Paris Agreement with Election Outcome Uncertain

By Will Wade and Jess Shankleman (Bloomberg) — The U.S. has officially become the first nation to quit the Paris climate agreement, even as the outcome of the country’s presidential...

November 4, 2020
Total Views: 27

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Defense

McMurdo Resupply Canceled – US’s Only Heavy Icebreaker Will Go North Instead

This year the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation’s only heavy icebreaker, will not deploy to Antarctica to resupply McMurdo station this year because Operation Deep Freeze was...

November 4, 2020
Total Views: 138

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
American Flag US Harpoon anti-ship missile launch
Defense

Taiwan Is Loading Up On Boeing Anti-Ship Missiles

by Mike Stone (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale of 100 Boeing-made Harpoon (anti-ship) Coastal Defense Systems to Taiwan in a deal that has a...

October 27, 2020
Total Views: 150

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force
Defense

Japan’s Sea Missile Defense System Faces Mounting Costs

by Tim Kelly (Reuters) – Basing Japan’s missile defense systems at sea may cost at least twice as much to complete as its now-abandoned plans for Aegis Ashore ground-based sites...

October 25, 2020
Total Views: 19

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
China's polar icebreaker Xuelong 2
Defense

Without Icebreakers, How Will The US Navy Defend Greenland?

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen COPENHAGEN, Oct 20 (Reuters) On a windy August afternoon in 2017, Akitsinnguaq Ina Olsen was relaxing in the old harbor of Nuuk, Greenland’s capital, when a Chinese icebreaker...

October 20, 2020
Total Views: 71

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Defense

What Is The Malabar Ocean Exercise?

By Alasdair Pal (Reuters) – Australia will join three-way naval exercises involving the United States, Japan and India, in a move that could provoke concern from China, which has criticized similar...

October 20, 2020
Total Views: 26