Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Navy Broken Fleet Zumwalt LCS
Defense

Meet The US Navy’s New ‘Affordable’ $1.2 Billion Ship

The successor to the $30b troubled littoral ship project was billed as affordable but the Congressional Budget Office projects $12.3 billion for just 10 new frigates. The Navy also warned...

October 14, 2020
Total Views: 823

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
u.s. china trade war
Blog

China’s Maritime One Belt Road Goes Digital As US Navy Spends Billions On Weapon Technology

by Captain John Konrad V (gCaptain) The stock of China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMSE – SHA) climbed higher after the release of the company’s latest investor report where the company announced that...

October 13, 2020
Total Views: 133

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: 71

Friday, September 4, 2020
Defense

What Are The Most Dangerous Waters in the World Today?

By Admiral James Stavridis (Bloomberg) As a Greek-American who lived in Athens for three years, and as a U.S. Navy mariner, I got to know the eastern Mediterranean well. It has...

September 4, 2020
Total Views: 160

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Geollect Dashboard
Defense

COVID-19: Maritime Tech Startups Provide First Response In Global Pandemic Efforts

In recent months organizations like the Royal Navy, maritime heavyweights like IGP&I, the  US Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center, among others, have been partnering with startups and groundbreaking new companies like...

August 18, 2020
Total Views: 31

Navy Online Recruiting
Defense

US Navy Drops Traditional Media Advertising

In December, the Navy said it would shift most of its advertising budget away from traditional media toward digital media and streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube. This week the...

August 18, 2020
Total Views: 34

Monday, August 17, 2020
NOAA Saildrone
Defense

Marine Autonomy Continues As A Huge Growth Market During COVID-19

While the maritime world struggles with COVID-19, one industry segment continues to grow at a rapid pace: Marine Autonomy. With companies like the MIT startup, Blksail completing autonomous trials remotely,...

August 17, 2020
Total Views: 113

Defense

Tehran Says Ships Targeted by U.S. Were Holding Iranian Fuel

Four tankers whose fuel was seized by the U.S. over the past month were heading to Venezuela and carrying gasoline loaded in Iran, according to Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar...

August 17, 2020
Total Views: 18

Saturday, June 6, 2020
Captain Roy Love
Blog

OPED: A Captain’s Experience Concerning Race And Colorism

  The Dichotomy Of Choosing To Be Black Or Brown In America, A Dialog On One Captain’s Personal Experience Concerning Race And Colorism. by Captain Roy Love, USN (OP-ED) “What is...

June 6, 2020
Total Views: 138

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Defense

Acting Navy Secretary Modly Resigns Amid Uproar Over Leaked Speech to Carrier Crew

WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) – Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has offered his resignation following criticism of his handling of a crisis involving the captain of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, two...

April 7, 2020
Total Views: 21

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Defense

‘Sailors Do Not Need to Die,’ Warns Captain of Coronavirus-Hit U.S. Aircraft Carrier

By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) – The captain of the U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, in a blunt letter confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday, has...

March 31, 2020
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Defense

Clogging Toilets on Ford-Class Aircraft Carriers Illustrate Navy Cost Overruns

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) — New toilets on the Navy’s two newest aircraft carriers clog so frequently that the ships’ sewage systems must be cleaned periodically with specialized acids costing about...

March 24, 2020
Total Views: 60

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: 16

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Navy

The U.S. Navy Can’t Afford to Lose the Philippines

By Admiral James Stavridis, USN, retired (Bloomberg) The first time I sailed into Manila Bay, I was a young ensign on a Navy destroyer. It was in the late 1970s....

February 27, 2020
Total Views: 114

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Navy

General Dynamics Tops Profit Estimates On Shipyard Backlog

By Mike Stone (Reuters) – General Dynamics on Wednesday reported a 28% jump in its backlog due to a shipyard order for US Navy submarines. Shares fell 1.7% during morning...

January 30, 2020
Total Views: 43

Sunday, December 22, 2019
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Interesting

Flawed Bridge Technology Set The USS McCain Up For Disaster

By T. Christian Miller, Megan Rose, Robert Faturechi and Agnes Chang (ProPublica) Dakota Bordeaux had rarely traveled outside his home state of Oklahoma before he joined the Navy in February...

December 22, 2019
Total Views: 57

Sunday, November 24, 2019
French Base Navale, UAE
Navy

Abu Dhabi To Host HQ For European Safety Of Navigation Mission

by Sylvia Westall (Reuters) – A French naval base in Abu Dhabi will serve as the headquarters for a European-led mission to protect Gulf waters that will be operational soon,...

November 24, 2019
Total Views: 6

Friday, August 2, 2019
Navy

FAIL: $13 billion US Supercarrier Misses Another Deadline

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) –Only two of 11 elevators needed to lift munitions to the deck of the U.S. Navy’s new $13 billion aircraft carrier have been fully installed, according to...

August 2, 2019
Total Views: 10

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Navy

U.S. To Push Security Strategy Into SE Asian Waters

By Martin Petty (Reuters) – Recent incidents involving Chinese ships in Southeast Asian waters are testing regional faith in Beijing’s sincerity about maritime peace, and aiding a renewed U.S. push to...

August 2, 2019
Total Views: 6

japan-navy-warship
Navy

Japan Will Not Send Warships To Strait of Hormuz

by Tim Kelly (Reuters) – Japan will not send warships to join a U.S.-led maritime force to guard oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz fearing a military response from...

August 2, 2019
Total Views: 8