Thursday, February 16, 2012
uss cabot-scrapped

Scrapping The USS Savannah – The Ruination of a Tanker

The USS Savannah (AOR-4), a Wichita-class tanker almost as long as two football fields, was operated by Military Sealift Command to refuel warships in the Mediterranean before she was decommissioned...

February 16, 2012
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
msc-navy-conrep underway

US Navy and MSC Lead In Japan Relief Efforts

In the efforts to provide relief services to Japan it’s no surprise, with continued presence in and close ties to the country, that  US military forces are leading international efforts...

March 29, 2011
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Military Sealift Command completes annual resupply mission to Antarctica

Military Sealift Command-chartered container ship MV BBC Ems departed McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Feb. 13 after delivering more than 84,000 square feet of vital supplies in support of Operation Deep Freeze....

February 14, 2011
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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Prepositioned For Disaster – Lessons From Military Sealift Command

From hurricanes to tsunami’s earthquakes, today’s levels of population growth coupled with global climate change is putting an increasing number of people at risk. What is not changing rapidly is...

January 30, 2010
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Maritime Support Of Haiti – The Ships

The following diagram shows all known US and Canadian maritime assets currently deployed on earthquake support missions in Haiti. Click HERE to download the full resolution version of HERE for...

January 20, 2010
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ship Photo of The Week – SS Chesapeake SALM Release

SS Chesapeake (AOT-5084) tilts 13 degrees to port to release the single anchored leg moor (SALM) into the ocean. The SALM is used to keep the ship at anchor during...

August 6, 2009
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

USNS Victorious Harrassed by Chinese Fishing Vessels – FAQ

On May 1, Chinese fishing vessels closed in on and maneuvered near the USNS Victorious in international waters in the Yellow Sea, Pentagon officials said Monday. The Victorious is one...

May 7, 2009
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Monday, March 9, 2009

US Navy Vs China An Impeccable Incident – A Video Explanation

Why did the Chinese Navy harass the USNS Impeccable? gCaptain has been recieving a number of emails, Tweets and forum questions about this incident so I put together a short...

March 9, 2009
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
Maritime Security

US Navy Captures Suspected Pirates in Gulf of Aden

Photo via According to AFP, the US Navy has nabbed 7 suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden.  The Marshall Islands flagged ship, Polaris, sent a distress signal to...

February 12, 2009
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Friday, January 23, 2009

The Ships Of Military Sealift Command

The above image is one section of a new poster titled “The Ships of Military Sealift Command”. You can download the full poster in pdf format HERE.

January 23, 2009
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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

U.S. Navy Charters M/V Beluga Skysails

The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command has recently chartered the M/V Beluga Skysails for over a month long voyage transporting Air Force and Army cargo from Europe to the U.S. ...

October 14, 2008
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
Maritime Security

Pirates Choose Wrong Ship to Mess With

In reaction to what appeared to be an attempted hijacking, a security team aboard United States Naval Vessel John Lenthall was forced to fire warning shots at two small boats...

September 25, 2008
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Maritime Security

Hospital Ship Mercy – Under Fire In The Philippines

The NY Times reports on unfortunate news from the ship I’d most like to sail on, the Hospital Ship Mercy. They write: Though countries in Southeast Asia have, with American...

June 10, 2008
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Saturday, February 2, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

M/V Explorer Found

BitterEnd reports that the Royal Navy Ice patrol ship HMS ENDURANCE, which amongst other tasks is carrying survey work in the Antarctic on behalf of the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office...

February 2, 2008
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Saturday, October 13, 2007

hospital ship comfort returns from humanitarian voyage

Back in June we brought you the departure of one of our favorite ships, the USNS Comfort hospital ship. You can read that article including ship details HERE. Today PilotOnline...

October 13, 2007
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Friday, August 10, 2007
Fire Incidents

LMSR Ablaze in Boston

This just in from the Boston Globe: Firefighters battled through smoke and heat to quench a blaze early this morning in the bowels of a Navy ship in dry dock...

August 10, 2007
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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Hospital Ship Comfort Departs to South America

In some of the most positive military news of recent memory we get word of preparations being made aboard the USNS Comfort for tomorrow’s departure on a humanitarian mission to...

June 14, 2007
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