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Wednesday, November 29, 2023
US Naval Ship Carson City docked during a storm
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US Navy Sued After Alleged Rape Of Senior US Merchant Marine Officer

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The U.S. Navy is facing a lawsuit over allegations of a senior engineering officer’s rape by the captain of the USNS Carson

November 29, 2023
Total Views: 13683

Saturday, November 18, 2023
US Navy photo of the hospital ship USNS Comfort getting underway
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Should The US Navy Send Hospital Ships To Gaza?

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg) In my military career, I was frequently deployed on the US Navy’s massive nuclear-powered aircraft carriers

November 18, 2023
Total Views: 10078

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Brookings Institute Warns Of US Military’s Logistics Gap Vs China
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Brookings Institute Warns Of US Military’s Logistics Gap Vs China

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week the Brookings Institute recently published a new report titled “America can’t afford to ignore the logistics

August 1, 2023
Total Views: 4097

Sunday, May 14, 2023
USNS Brunswick
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Navy Combat-Support Ships in Action: The Sudan Evacuation Story

by James Stavridis  (Bloomberg Opinion) As the security situation deteriorates in Sudan, and thousands of US citizens remain in the war-torn country, the

May 14, 2023
Total Views: 7709

Monday, May 1, 2023
AMCL USMC Logistics conference
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US Marine Corps And US Merchant Marine Deepen Ties

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In recent months, the US Navy’s critical lack of available amphibious ships has led to the Marine Corps being unable to

May 1, 2023
Total Views: 8291

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Navy oiler tanker at night
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Replenishing Controversy: The US Navy’s New Tanker Program

By John Konrad (gCaptain) A Congressional Research Study update by Ronald O’Rourke shows the US Navy has earmarked $8.8 million in research and

April 20, 2023
Total Views: 6886

Friday, March 3, 2023
US Marine Corps Experiments Offshore
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US Marine Corps Experiments Offshore

by John Konrad (gCaptain) According to Craig Hooper, a senior military contributor for Forbes, the US Marine Corps has been working with offshore oil and gas

March 3, 2023
Total Views: 15773

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Sunak Cancels Boris Johnson’s Yacht To Build Pipeline And Cable Protection Ships
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Sunak Cancels Boris Johnson’s Yacht To Build Pipeline And Cable Protection Ships

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Monday, the UK announced it canceled Boris Johnson’s National Flagship project. The flagship was an elegant yacht intended to

November 9, 2022
Total Views: 4218

Sunday, July 17, 2022
Peruvian Navy Ship Catches Fire During Massive Military Exercise Near Hawaii
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Peruvian Navy Ship Catches Fire During Massive Military Exercise Near Hawaii

Updated with Peruvian Navy ship name and details. by John Konrad (gCaptain) US Navy crews are responding to “reports of an engine room fire and potential

July 17, 2022
Total Views: 15274

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
USNS Mercy Hospital Ship
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US Navy Hospital Ship XO Removed For Sexual Assault

by John Konrad (gCaptain) This weekend the United States Navy removed the second in command of the Hospital Ship, USNS Mercy, while federal agents investigate

July 12, 2022
Total Views: 17598

Monday, July 4, 2022
US Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal
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We Remember The US Merchant Marine’s Bravest Sailors This 4th Of July

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The United States Merchant Marine does not have a Medal of Honor or Navy Cross but can issue awards for bravery. Currently,

July 4, 2022
Total Views: 3900

Saturday, November 21, 2020
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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

November 21, 2020
Total Views: 13815

Sunday, September 20, 2020
WATCH: Marine Finance And The Power Of Dumb Questions
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WATCH: Marine Finance And The Power Of Dumb Questions

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In our article “THIS IS NOT A DRILL”  we sounded the alarm on the failure of the US Merchant Marine. We followed

September 20, 2020
Total Views: 160

Thursday, March 19, 2020
VIDEO: THANK YOU To The Unseen Maritime Professionals On The Front Lines Of COVID-19
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VIDEO: THANK YOU To The Unseen Maritime Professionals On The Front Lines Of COVID-19

While gCaptain joins the majority of people working from home, Coast Guard, Navy, Tugboaters, Seafarers, facilities engineers, ferry captains, and millions of

March 19, 2020
Total Views: 59

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Sad = The Last T-5 Tanker Gets Mothballed
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Sad = The Last T-5 Tanker Gets Mothballed

The Champion class T-5 petroleum tanker, USNS Lawrence H. Gianella, completed its final underway mission for the U.S. Navy last week and is preparing for

May 29, 2019
Total Views: 489

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Thule Air Base
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Time-Lapse Video: Resupplying Thule Air Base, America’s Northernmost Military Installation

Located 207 km north of the Arctic Circle, on the northwest coast of the island of Greenland, Thule Air Base is the US military’s northernmost

April 24, 2019
Total Views: 116

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 13, 2018) An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Easyriders" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 delivers cargo to the expeditionary mobile base USS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3) during a vertical replenishment, Jan. 13, 2018. U.S. Navy Photo
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Detyens Shipyards to Conduct Post Shakedown Availability of USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (T-ESB 4)

Detyens Shipyards is being awarded a contract, valued at around $30 million, for a 120-calendar day shipyard availability for the post shakedown of the U.S.

January 2, 2019
Total Views: 55

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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USNS Comfort Ordered To Colombia But The Future Remains Uncertain For The Hospital Ship

While visiting Colombia late last week, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced he was sending the hospital ship Comfort at the request of

August 28, 2018
Total Views: 39

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Point-class roll-on/roll-off sealift ship
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A First Step In a True Cooperative Strategy on Sea Power

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D – There are many issues that impact the American maritime industry and the merchant marine, and trying to develop

June 3, 2018
Total Views: 65

Thursday, January 18, 2018
USNS Navy Expeditionary Sea Base MSC USMC
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NASSCO Launches One Unsexy Ship

On Saturday General Dynamics NASSCO christened the Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, a most unsexy but important US Navy

January 18, 2018
Total Views: 285
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