Thursday, September 25, 2008
Fire Incidents

Russian Navy Ship Marshal Shaposhnikov – Incident Video Of The Week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMJhmOsc5vM Reuters tells us: Sep 18 – A fire on a Russian warship in the Pacific kills two sailors, the latest in a series of accidents that have raised doubts...

September 25, 2008
Total Views: 8

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Interesting

Zubr Class – World’s Largest Military Hovercraft

Gizmodo points us towards the Russian navy’s Zubr Class hovercraft.  Now this is not a new design.  There have been three in service with the Russian Navy since 1988, with...

September 23, 2008
Total Views: 277

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Navy

US Navy’s M80 Stiletto Finally Sees Action

Under military testing since 2006 the US Navy’s M80 Stiletto was put into action this week. Marine Link reports: The Pentagon’s high-speed, shallow-draft “Stiletto” ship, designed and built by M...

September 17, 2008
Total Views: 153

Friday, September 12, 2008
Navy

Blogging in the Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine

Maritime Reporter has a featured article in their upcoming edition titled “Blogging New Technology” that describes how the US Navy is harnessing the power of ‘Web 2.0’ to improve communication...

September 12, 2008
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Navy

Ships Of The Future – LCS, Littoral Combat Ship

Popular Science brings us Future Navy Ships – Littoral Combat Ship. They write: This is a small, fast ship (capable of 45 knots) for sub-hunting, mine-clearing, and fighting small boats...

July 30, 2008
Total Views: 2

Sunday, June 15, 2008
Navy

Blackwater Maritime Teams With Kings Point

Pictured above is the newly refurbished ex-NOAA vessel McArthur, a 183-ft. ship that boasts “state of the art navigation systems, full GMDDSS communications, SEATEL Broadband, dedicated command and control bas,...

June 15, 2008
Total Views: 6

Sunday, May 25, 2008
Incidents

Error In Navigation – Tracing Paper Blamed

The Guardian tells us: A nuclear-powered Royal Navy submarine needed £5m worth of repairs after it struck the seabed because a piece of tracing paper covered its navigational chart, investigators...

May 25, 2008
Total Views: 8

Monday, May 19, 2008
Navy

Warship HMS Illustrious – Another Maritime Reality TV Show

With the shows Carrier America’s Port and The Deadliest Catch ships are dominating America’s primetime reality television but a new show broadens the coverage to an international audiance. Our friends...

May 19, 2008
Total Views: 35

Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Navy

MARINER WAKE UP CALL – China’s Growning Submarine Fleet

Experts attempting to understand the strategic aims behind China’s aggressive military expansion have generally focused on Taiwan. But a new naval base points at Beijing’s significant and growing interest in...

May 13, 2008
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Interesting

Full Episodes of ‘CARRIER’ Posted Online

The following is posted by Fred Fry: For those of you who missed 10-hour PBS CARRIER marathon, have no fear as they were kind enough to post the full series...

May 6, 2008
Total Views: 134

Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Japan’s navy head sacked over fatal crash

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is reporting the head of Japan’s Navy (a civilian)  has been removed in the wake of the sinking of a fishing vessel by an Aegis Class...

March 26, 2008
Total Views: 3

Thursday, March 13, 2008
Navy

Women in the US Navy – Centennial

via Military.com   Women have been serving as an integral part of the US Navy since the establishment of the Nurse Corps in 1908. Nine years later, the US Navy...

March 13, 2008
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Navy

HMS Unseen: Brits Developing Invisible Ship

Stealth ships: HMS Helsingborg and HMS Visby. Photo: Peter Nilsson/Kockums AB   The folks at Giz Magazine are reporting scientists at Britannia Royal Navy College are working on a plan...

March 5, 2008
Total Views: 3

Friday, February 22, 2008
Incidents

Agato Destroyer Collision: Bridge Management Questions

The bow and stern parts of the Seitoku Maru fishing boat are lifted onto the deck of a salvage barge Wednesday off Tateyama in Chiba Prefecture. Two fishermen from the...

February 22, 2008
Total Views: 4

Incidents

Don’t forget to tell the boss – Admiral Sacked

A short follow up to yesterday’s post: 72 ColRegs and a Japanese Destroyer Japanese Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba has decided to dismiss Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) Chief of Staff Eiji...

February 22, 2008
Total Views: 3

Thursday, February 21, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

72 ColRegs and a Japanese Destroyer

Last Tuesday, at about 04:00 Agato, a 170 meter, a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Aegis destroyer and the fishing vessel Seitoku Maru collided about 28 km off Tokyo. The bow...

February 21, 2008
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Navy

USS Lake Erie – To Shoot Satellite From Orbit

  Most of us are aware that a US warship is currently stationed for an attempt to shoot down a damaged satellite. Military officials say the satellite is carrying highly...

February 20, 2008
Total Views: 8

Saturday, January 5, 2008
Maritime Security

Missile Defense Systems to Be Tested on JFK Jets

American Airlines Passenger planes at JFK will be outfitted with a new missile defense system. Gothamist tells us: The Dept. of Homeland Security is funding the installation of a number...

January 5, 2008
Total Views: 9

Sunday, December 23, 2007
Interesting

The Ultimate Christmas Gift For A Future Mariner

With a 5m LOA (nearly three times larger than G.I. Joe’s Carrier) Gizmodo brings us the World’s Largest Toy Aircraft Carrier: “an absolutely enormous Lego aircraft carrier. Made from over...

December 23, 2007
Total Views: 8

Monday, December 10, 2007
Maritime Security

The Protector – Anti Piracy Robot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjtH70edsGQ Want to know more about The Protector? Popular Mechanics tells us; Robots versus pirates—it’s not as stupid, or unlikely, as it sounds. Piracy has exploded in the waters near...

December 10, 2007
Total Views: 29