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 the nation. RELATED...

November 21, 2020
Total Views: 12511

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 that article with...

September 20, 2020
Total Views: 29

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 maritime professionals are at work on the front lines of this pandemic.

March 19, 2020
Total Views: 5

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 her final voyage to a graveyard...

May 29, 2019
Total Views: 14

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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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 installation. Thule’s arctic environment includes icebergs...

April 24, 2019
Total Views: 9

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. Navy expeditionary mobile base, USNS...

January 2, 2019
Total Views: 0

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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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 Colombia’s government.  USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will...

August 28, 2018
Total Views: 1

Sunday, June 3, 2018
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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 a comprehensive strategy is a daunting challenge....

June 3, 2018
Total Views: 3

Thursday, January 18, 2018
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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 ship.  The ship’s namesake, Hershel “Woody” Williams, a Marine who...

January 18, 2018
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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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 mention the role civilian...

August 29, 2017
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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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 on board Naval Station Norfolk, Feb. 15. African American History...

April 12, 2017
Total Views: 2

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 activist featured in Sean Penn’s award winning movie,...

July 29, 2016
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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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 life aboard Military Sealift Command’s USNS...

March 3, 2015
Total Views: 0

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 Command’s new Mobile Landing Platform, USNS Montford Point (MLP-1)....

October 27, 2014
Total Views: 49

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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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 photo opportunity. USNS...

May 7, 2014
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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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 maintain seven large, medium-speed, roll-on / roll-off...

April 22, 2014
Total Views: 2

Monday, February 3, 2014
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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 at a meeting of the Washington, DC...

February 3, 2014
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
USNS Bowditch (T-AGS 62)
Defense

USNS Bowditch: A Little-Known, But Critical Element of the Philippine Relief Effort

Besides obliterating entire villages, killing thousands, and otherwise creating an incredible mess of the Philippines, Super Typhoon Haiyan and its resulting storm surge wreaked havoc to a large swath of...

November 19, 2013
Total Views: 17

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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Defense

Military Sealift Command Extends Charter for Austal Catamaran

101-meter catamaran will continue to support the operations of the United States Marine Corps’ Third Marine Expeditionary Force The United States Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) has extended the charter...

January 15, 2013
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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Defense

US May Give Up Diego Garcia

In shocking news from Washington, the United States, Britain and Mauritius have begun talks that may lead to America losing its strategic Indian Ocean supply hub at Diego Garcia. This...

June 13, 2012
Total Views: 3