Tuesday, April 6, 2021
COSCO Containership in the Bosphorus Strait Turkey
Navy

Turkey Arrests Retired Admirals Who Defended Maritime Accord

(Reuters) – Turkey detained 10 retired admirals for signing a statement supporting an 85-year-old maritime accord, and President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday the document went beyond freedom of expression...

April 6, 2021
Total Views: 4131

FILE PHOTO: China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea
Defense

China Targets Taiwan With Carrier Battlegroup Drills

SHANGHAI, April 6 (Reuters) – A Chinese carrier group is exercising near Taiwan and such drills will become regular, China’s navy said late on Monday in a further escalation of tensions near...

April 6, 2021
Total Views: 3124

Monday, April 5, 2021
Chinese vessels at Whitsun Reef, South China Sea
Defense

China Tests Biden Administration in South China Sea

By Andreo Calonzo and Philip J. Heijmans (Bloomberg) — Based on the official view from Beijing, the Philippines has no reason to worry about Chinese fishing boats sitting along a disputed...

April 5, 2021
Total Views: 2592

Saturday, March 27, 2021
China Fishing Vessels On Whitsun Reef,
Navy

Philippines Sends Fighter Planes To Buzz Chinese Coast Guard

by Karen Lema (Reuters) – The Philippine military is sending light fighter aircraft to fly over hundreds of Chinese vessels in disputed waters in the South China Sea, its defense...

March 27, 2021
Total Views: 4902

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Defense

Philippines Protests ‘Threatening Presence’ of Chinese Vessels in Disputed South China Sea Waters

MANILA, March 22 (Reuters) – The Philippines complained to China on Monday about what it described as the “swarming and threatening presence” of Chinese vessels in disputed waters in the...

March 23, 2021
Total Views: 2431

Defense

French Navy Seizes 6 Tons of Cocaine from Ship in Gulf of Guinea

The French Navy has sized more than six metric tons of cocaine from a cargo ship in the Gulf of Guinea. The merchant ship was underway from South American when...

March 23, 2021
Total Views: 3827

rolls-royce-bergen-engine
Defense

Norway Blocks Bergen Engines Sale to Russians

By Terje Solsvik OSLO, March 23 (Reuters) – Norway will block Rolls-Royce from selling a Norwegian maritime engine maker to a Russian company on national security grounds, its justice minister...

March 23, 2021
Total Views: 2992

Monday, March 22, 2021
Chinese militia vessels anchored on reef
Navy

Philippines Protests EEZ Invasion By China’s Maritime Militia

Karen Lema (Reuters) – The Philippines complained to China on Monday about what it described as the “swarming and threatening presence” of Chinese vessels in disputed waters in the South...

March 22, 2021
Total Views: 3433

Saturday, March 20, 2021
Navy

220 Chinese Militia Vessels Invade Philippines EEZ

By Enrico Dela Cruz (Reuters) The Philippines expressed concern about hundreds of Chinese military vessels it said were spotted this month in the disputed South China Sea, the latest example...

March 20, 2021
Total Views: 16710

Friday, March 12, 2021
Defense

Commandant Thanks US Coast Guard And US Merchant Marine For Their Service in 2020

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Yesterday Commandant Karl Schultz, in the annual State of the Coast Guard Address, outlined the US Coast Guard’s perseverance through a difficult year and highlighted recent...

March 12, 2021
Total Views: 2963

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Defense

Norway Suspends Rolls-Royce’s Sale of Bergen Engines on National Security Grounds

By Terje Solsvik and Kate Holton OSLO/LONDON, March 9 (Reuters) – Norway has suspended a planned asset sale by engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc to a Russian-controlled company as it...

March 9, 2021
Total Views: 3899

Defense

Mastering the Helm: The Women Master Helmsmen Entrusted to Steer the USS Theodore Roosevelt

Among a crew of 5,000 Sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) only four are entrusted to steer the aircraft carrier in restricted maneuvering evolutions. From Petty Officer 3rd Class...

March 9, 2021
Total Views: 22235

Thursday, March 4, 2021
German Frigate FGS_Sachsen_Anhalt
Navy

German Warship To Depart On Freedom Of Navigation Patrol Of The South China Sea

(Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday hailed plans by NATO ally Germany to sail a warship across the contested South China Sea, calling it welcome support for a “rules-based...

March 4, 2021
Total Views: 4173

Monday, March 1, 2021
Defense

Over 300 Lay-Offs Announced at Newport News Shipbuilding

More than 300 salaried employees at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia have been informed they will be laid off as the nation’s leading defense shipbuilder reshapes its workforce. Newport New...

March 1, 2021
Total Views: 13082

Friday, February 26, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy Reports COVID-19 Outbreaks on Two Bahrain-Based Ships

The U.S. Navy is responding to COVID-19 outbreaks aboard two of its ships based in Bahrain. In a statement, the U.S. 5th Fleet said about a dozen service members aboard...

February 26, 2021
Total Views: 2352

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Defense

Germany and Belgium Seize a Record 23 Tonnes of Cocaine Found in Shipping Containers

AMSTERDAM/ASUNCION, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Customs authorities in Germany and Belgium have seized a record haul of more than 23 tonnes of cocaine destined for the Netherlands in two raids this month,...

February 25, 2021
Total Views: 4071

Monday, February 22, 2021
Defense

U.S. Concerned China’s New Coast Guard Law Could Escalate Maritime Disputes

WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) – The United States is concerned by China’s recently enacted coast guard law and that it could escalate maritime disputes and be invoked to assert unlawful claims, the...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 2585

Defense

USCGC Polar Star Returns from Arctic Deployment -Photos

The USCGC Polar Star, the nation’s only heavy icebreaker, returned to its homeport in Seattle on Saturday after a months-long deployment to the Arctic. The season’s deployment marked a departure...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 2975

irand and russian warships
Navy

Iran And Russia Start Joint Naval Drill

by Angus MacSwan (Reuters) – Iran and Russia on Tuesday embarked on joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean which will include thwarting a mock pirate attack on a merchant ship, Iranian...

February 22, 2021
Total Views: 1819

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes Cocaine Worth $156 Million in Eastern Pacific

U.S. Coast Guard crews have interdicted three suspected drug smuggling vessels in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and seized more than 9,000 pounds of cocaine worth an estimated $156 million. The...

February 18, 2021
Total Views: 8530