MSC


Sunday, July 17, 2022
Fire Incidents

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: 14903

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
USNS Mercy Hospital Ship
MSC

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: 16146

Monday, July 4, 2022
US Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal
MSC

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: 3770

Saturday, November 21, 2020
navy-thanks merchant marine youtube
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

November 21, 2020
Total Views: 13773

Sunday, September 20, 2020
Blog

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: 153

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Blog

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: 51

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Defense

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: 261

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Thule Air Base
Defense

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: 90

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Defense

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: 31

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
usns-comfort-hospital-ship
Defense

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: 29

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Point-class roll-on/roll-off sealift ship
Defense

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: 52

Thursday, January 18, 2018
USNS Navy Expeditionary Sea Base MSC USMC
Defense

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: 230

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Ammunition Load On Aircraft Carrier
Blog

Held Hostage By A Cargo Of Bombs

Most military historians agree about the critical importance and sacrifice of the Merchant Marine of the Allied nations in winning World War Two but very few

August 29, 2017
Total Views: 111

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
US Navy Golden Thirteen
Defense

Military Sealift Honors The Contributions Of African Americans

By Military Sealift Command Public Affairs – Military Sealift Command’s Special Emphasis Observance Committee hosted a Black History Month celebration

April 12, 2017
Total Views: 58

Friday, July 29, 2016
Defense

Military Sealift Command To Honor Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk

Military Sealift Command, the transportation provider for the US Navy, will name it’s newest ship after Harvey Milk, the San Francisco gay rights

July 29, 2016
Total Views: 54

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77)
Defense

Life in the Fast Lane Aboard USNS Joshua Humphreys

Class of 2016 US Merchant Marine Academy Cadets Kinser Newkirk, David Smith, Luke Trenhaile and Chris Jennings put together the following video compilation of

March 3, 2015
Total Views: 26

Monday, October 27, 2014
Defense

Military Sealift Command Shows Off New Seabasing Capabilities

The U.S. Navy was off Camp Pendleton, California last week testing out its newfound seabasing and ship-to-shore capabilities with Military Sealift

October 27, 2014
Total Views: 753

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
mlp nassco john glenn
Defense

SPOTD: Dual MLPs off San Diego

Last Friday afternoon, the NASSCO-built ships MLP-1 USNS Montford Point and MLP-2 USNS John Glenn crossed paths off the coast of San Diego for a rare dual MLP

May 7, 2014
Total Views: 37

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
usns seay lmsr
Defense

General Dynamics Will Continue to Operate Military Sealift Command’s LMSRs

General Dynamics’ American Overseas Marine (AMSEA) business unit won a major contract extension today from the U.S. Navy to continue to operate and

April 22, 2014
Total Views: 20

Monday, February 3, 2014
jhsv rail gun
Defense

Will Black-Hulled Ships Become the U.S. Navy’s New Best Friend?

Fiscal austerity is here to stay, commented Rear Admiral Thomas Shannon, Commander of the United States Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) while speaking

February 3, 2014
Total Views: 169