Monday, March 16, 2009
Incidents

China Sends Patrol Ship, Yuzheng 311, to South China Sea

China has dispatched a retired Chinese navy rescue vessel, the China Yuzheng 311, to patrol the South China Sea where last week the USNS Impeccable was

March 16, 2009
Total Views: 14

Navy

Twitter Clone Hunts Down Somali Pirates

We have already seen how the Red Cross and United States Coast Guard has successfully implemented Twitter in their effort to dissimenate information and update

March 16, 2009
Total Views: 12

Thursday, March 12, 2009
Maritime Security

USS Boxer (LHD 4) Assumes Flagship Role for CTF 151

Homeported in San Diego, the USS Boxer (LHD 4) has been in the news this week for assuming the role as the flaship for Combined Task Force (CTF) 151,

March 12, 2009
Total Views: 17

Monday, March 9, 2009
MSC

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

March 9, 2009
Total Views: 17

Navy

USNS Impeccable – Harassed by Chinese Navy + FAQ

Yesterday, five Chinese vessels “shadowed and aggressively maneuvered in dangerously close proximity” to the U.S. Navy ocean surveillance ship,

March 9, 2009
Total Views: 76

Friday, February 27, 2009
Defense

BEM Monge – Interesting Ship of The Week

This week’s vessel is the BEM Monge, a Measure and Test Ship of the French Navy.  The ship is equipped with extensive tracking technologies as well as

February 27, 2009
Total Views: 283

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Navy

For Immediate Pick Up – Stealth Ship w/ Housing Barge – A Must See!

This article from the Wall Street Journal was brought to our attention through Maritime Network group on LinkedIn and we thought that perhaps there might be

February 24, 2009
Total Views: 29

Monday, February 23, 2009
Incidents

New Star – Russian Navy Sinks Commercial Ship

The BBC brings us this amazing, and tragic, news of the Russian Navy sinking a commercial ship last week. They tell

February 23, 2009
Total Views: 13

Monday, February 16, 2009
Navy

USCG Assisting With Anti-Piracy Missions – Press Release

Last week we covered the U.S. Navy’s apprehension of 16 suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden in two seperate incidents within a 24 hr period (Read HERE

February 16, 2009
Total Views: 33

Thursday, February 12, 2009
Maritime Security

US Navy Captures Suspected Pirates in Gulf of Aden

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

February 12, 2009
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Navy

Visby Class – Stealth Ship Of The Swedish Navy

For the first time ever, no one correctly identified the correct answer for this week’s maritime mystery quiz. Maybe because the vessel in question is

February 11, 2009
Total Views: 752

Thursday, January 8, 2009
Navy

Ready or Not, the George H. W. Bush Carrier to be Commissioned This Weekend

Even with sea trials not set for the end of January, the new George H. W. Bush supercarrier will be commissioned this Saturday at Naval Station Norfolk. 

January 8, 2009
Total Views: 3

Monday, December 15, 2008
Maritime Security

Piracy – It’s Location, Location Location

Piracy – It’s Location, Location Location By John Denham If you did not know,  pirates have been around for as long as treasure was shipped on

December 15, 2008
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Navy

European Union Launches First Navy Mission

Few would have predicted that the European Union’s first-ever joint naval mission would be against pirates off the coast of Somalia. However, mission

December 9, 2008
Total Views: 1

Friday, November 7, 2008
Navy

Early Aircraft Carriers

When we think of early Aircraft Carriers, most defer to the US Navy converting Jupiter (Collier # 3) in 1920 to CVI Langley. Commissioned in March 1922,

November 7, 2008
Total Views: 41

Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Navy

First Littoral Combat Ship to be Commisioned – Freedom (LCS-1)

This coming Saturday the U.S. Navy will be commissioning its first Littoral Combat Ship, USS Freedom (LCS-1), in a ceremony at Veterans Park in Milwaukee,

November 5, 2008
Total Views: 44

Thursday, October 23, 2008
Interesting

Blackwater to Provide Assistance in Gulf of Aden

These days, it is impossible to watch or read any news publication, maritime or not, and not know about pirates operating in the Gulf of Aden.  The hijacking

October 23, 2008
Total Views: 10

Sunday, September 28, 2008
Maritime Security

Somali Pirates and Cold War II

M/V Faina – Photo By FEHMI ULGENER It seems the Somali pirates are either getting overly ambitious in their recent choice of targets or they’re

September 28, 2008
Total Views: 30

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

September 25, 2008
Total Views: 28

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

September 25, 2008
Total Views: 8