Monday, January 25, 2021
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Defense

China Admonishes US Navy For South China Sea Carrier Patrol

By Cate Cadell (Reuters) – The United States often sends ships and aircraft into the South China Sea to “flex its muscles” and this is not good for peace, China’s...

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 7306

Sunday, January 24, 2021
Navy

US Carrier Group Enters The South China Sea

by Ben Blanchard (Reuters) – A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has entered the South China Sea to promote “freedom of the seas,” the U.S....

January 24, 2021
Total Views: 5531

Friday, January 22, 2021
Defense

China Authorizes Coast Guard to Fire on Foreign Vessels if Needed

By Yew Lun Tian BEIJING, Jan 22 (Reuters) – China passed a law on Friday that for the first time explicitly allows its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels, a move...

January 22, 2021
Total Views: 4178

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Defense

Pete Buttigieg, Biden’s Nominee to Lead the U.S. Transportation Department, Supports the Jones Act

President Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, has expressed his support for the Jones Act and its role in creating jobs and supporting the shipbuilding industrial...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 8668

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
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noaa

U.S. Finalizes 2025 Blue Economy Strategy

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) yesterday released its Blue Economy Strategic Plan for 2021-2025, laying out a roadmap for new ways to advance America’s Blue Economy and...

January 20, 2021
Total Views: 1047

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Defense

MARAD Authorizes Construction of Second Two National Security Multi-Mission Vessels

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced authorizing the construction of two more National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMV) to serve as training ships at Maine Maritime Academy and Texas A&M...

January 19, 2021
Total Views: 6271

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Accidents

Norway to Scrap Wrecked Frigate Helge Ingstad

The wrecked Norwegian frigate Helge Ingstad will be scrapped in Norway now more than two years after its collision with a tanker outside the Sture Terminal. Norwegian defense ministry Forsvarsmateriell...

January 19, 2021
Total Views: 8315

Navy

Iran Starts Naval War Games Near Mouth Of Gulf

(Reuters) – Iranian army commandos and paratroopers started exercises near the mouth of the Gulf on Tuesday, the last full day of U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. State television showed...

January 19, 2021
Total Views: 1958

Saturday, January 16, 2021
Navy

Iran Fires Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles Into Indian Ocean

(Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Saturday fired long-range ballistic missiles into the Indian Ocean on the second day of a military exercise, state media reported. The drill, which comes in the...

January 16, 2021
Total Views: 5093

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy’s First John Lewis-Class Oiler Launched at NASSCO

The first ship in the U.S. Navy’s new class of fleet replenishment oilers has been launched at General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego. The John Lewis-class oilers will provide underway...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 11089

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Defense

Search Underway for Crew of Abandoned Fishing Vessel Off Midway Island

A search involving U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and good samaritan vessels is continuing for 10 missing crew members of from an abandoned Taiwanese fishing vessel approximately 550 miles off the...

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 11566

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy Releases Arctic Strategy

The U.S. Navy on Wednesday revealed its strategy in the Arctic as the region becomes more and more accessible. The forward-looking “blueprint” provides strategic guidance on how the Department of...

January 6, 2021
Total Views: 4207

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy Names First Female Commanding Officer of a Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier

The U.S. Navy for the first time in its history has named a woman to lead one of the service’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The Navy announced last Friday that Captain...

January 5, 2021
Total Views: 20721

Monday, January 4, 2021
Defense

U.S. Senate Backs Key Defense Bill, Overriding Trump Veto

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) said the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (H.R. 6395) includes the most consequential maritime legislation enacted in years. One key provision confirms that all U.S....

January 4, 2021
Total Views: 1296

Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Defense

Why in this COVID-Ridden World Would Anyone Ever Want to Become a Naval Officer? Here’s a few reasons…

By CAPT Roy Love, USN I can’t for the life of me understand why the Navy is not getting sufficient applicants for Navy ROTC scholarships. Each year, hundreds of scholarships...

December 30, 2020
Total Views: 7479

Monday, December 28, 2020
Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tender Leaks Hydraulic Oil in Kodiak, Alaska

The U.S. Coast Guard responded over the weekend to a hydraulic oil leak from the Coast Guard buoy tender Spar in Womens Bay near Kodiak, Alaska. Watchstanders at the Sector...

December 28, 2020
Total Views: 2835

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Defense

Trump Vetoes Major Defense Bill Despite Backing in Congress

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump vetoed a $740-billion bill setting policy for the Department of Defense on Wednesday, despite its strong support in...

December 23, 2020
Total Views: 3526

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Defense

U.S. Congress Approves Funds for Fourth National Security Multi-Mission Vessel

The United States Congress has approved $390 million to fund the construction of a fourth National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) to be assigned to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy in...

December 22, 2020
Total Views: 7549

Defense

U.S. Nuclear-Powered Sub Enters Gulf After Transiting the Strait of Hormuz

The U.S. Navy’s nuclear-power submarine USS Georgia has entered the Arabian Gulf after transiting through the Strait of Hormuz. The Navy said the sub was accompanied by the guided-missile cruisers...

December 22, 2020
Total Views: 4476

Sunday, December 20, 2020
Defense

Chinese Aircraft Carrier Group Sails Through Taiwan Strait

By Ben Blanchard TAIPEI, Dec 20 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s navy and air force were deployed on Sunday as a Chinese aircraft carrier group led by the country’s newest carrier, the Shandong, sailed...

December 20, 2020
Total Views: 5037