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: 147

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
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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
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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: 4

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: 5

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: 10

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: 11

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: 31

Thursday, November 15, 2007
Navy

Chinese Sub and the Carrier Group

While we have been preoccupied with the Bay Bridge Allision readers of our Maritime News Discoverer know of this troubling news from the pacific; When the U.S. Navy deploys a...

November 15, 2007
Total Views: 14

Friday, November 2, 2007
Navy

NORAD – Tracking Missles, Planes, Santa and… Ships

We know that NORAD, the U.S. Air Force’s North American Aerospace Defense Command, tracks nuclear missile launches, enemy infringement of air space and even Santa Clause but did you know...

November 2, 2007
Total Views: 9

Saturday, October 13, 2007
MSC

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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Sunday, August 12, 2007
Navy

Stealth Warship – HMS Daring

We don’t usually cover Navy stories but think the stealth design on a ship this size is impressive, even if the radar signature is not 100% invisible. So… Never Sea...

August 12, 2007
Total Views: 51

Friday, July 27, 2007
Navy

Ship Engine Falls Off Truck – San Diego

In some offbeat news a 200 ton diesel-electric engine slid off a truck in downtown San Diego this morning while being transported to NASSCO’s shipyard. Thankfully no one was severely...

July 27, 2007
Total Views: 113

Thursday, June 14, 2007
Interesting

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
Total Views: 30

Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Navy

NATO Considers Active Protection of Offshore Assets

Considering the recent security concerns in Nigeria NATO is in discussions with major oil companies to provide active protection of offshore assets.

May 15, 2007
Total Views: 11

Saturday, May 12, 2007
Navy

Have you received your Merchant Marine Expeditionary Medal?

Have you received your Merchant Marine Expeditionary Medal for service on U.S.-flag vessels in direct support of American and allied military operations in Iraq? Here’s the scoop from MM&P’s weekly...

May 12, 2007
Total Views: 100