Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
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,...
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...
Saturday, June 6, 2020
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...
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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...
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
‘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...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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...
Thursday, March 19, 2020
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.
Thursday, February 27, 2020
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....
Thursday, January 30, 2020
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...
Sunday, December 22, 2019
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...
Sunday, November 24, 2019
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,...
Friday, August 2, 2019
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...
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...
Friday, July 5, 2019
Monday, April 29, 2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
VT Halter Marine Wins $745 Million Icebreaker Contract
Yesterday, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy awarded VT Halter Marine Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi, a contract for the Detail Design and Construction of the Coast Guard’s lead Polar Security...
Monday, April 22, 2019
China To Reveal New Warships During Naval Parade This Week
by Ben Blanchard (Reuters) – China’s navy wants maritime “tranquillity and good order”, its chief said on Monday, ahead of a parade to mark its 70th anniversary at which the military...
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