Wednesday, October 14, 2020

U.S. Navy Unveils Plans for New National Museum in Washington

The U.S. Navy announced today plans to bring new museum to the U.S. Capital. The announcement was made Tuesday by the Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite at the...

October 14, 2020
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USS Cole Ceremony

OPED: Captain Of The USS Cole Reflects On The 20th Anniversary Of The Bombing

  As a former commanding officer of USS Cole (DDG 67), Adm. Christopher W. Grady led the ship through its first overseas deployment following the Oct. 12, 2000 terrorist attack...

October 14, 2020
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Navy Broken Fleet Zumwalt LCS

Meet The US Navy’s New ‘Affordable’ $1.2 Billion Ship

The successor to the $30b troubled littoral ship project was billed as affordable but the Congressional Budget Office projects $12.3 billion for just 10 new frigates. The Navy also warned...

October 14, 2020
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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China’s Maritime One Belt Road Goes Digital As US Navy Spends Billions On Weapon Technology

by Captain John Konrad V (gCaptain) The stock of China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMSE – SHA) climbed higher after the release of the company’s latest investor report where the company announced that...

October 13, 2020
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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Navy Names New Frigates the “Constellation Class”

U.S. Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite has selected “Constellation” as the name of the Navy’s newest class of frigates. The name was announced by Braithwaite this week while aboard the museum...

October 8, 2020
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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

U.S. Military Top Brass Self-Isolating After Coast Guard No.2 Tests Positive for Coronavirus

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff have almost entirely gone into self-quarantine after the Coast Guard’s No. 2 tested positive for...

October 6, 2020
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Thursday, October 1, 2020
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IMO Cyber-attack Has Serious Implications

For the past day and a half, visitors to the official International Maritime Organization website,, have been greeted with the message “This website is under maintenance.” But the maintenance...

October 1, 2020
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Thursday, September 24, 2020

USS Kidd Arrives in Washington Flying a Pirate Flag. Here’s Why It’s Authorized to Actually Do That

The arrival of the U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd at its homeport in Everett, Washington this week drew quite a bit of attention online, but it wasn’t because of...

September 24, 2020
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Sunday, September 20, 2020

WATCH: Marine Finance And The Power Of Dumb Questions

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In our article “THIS IS NOT A DRILL”  we sounded the alarm on the failure of the US Merchant Marine. We followed that article with...

September 20, 2020
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Friday, September 18, 2020
U.S. Coast Guard seizes drugs

U.S., Guyana to Launch Joint Maritime Patrols Near Disputed Venezuela Border

GEORGETOWN, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The United States and Guyana will begin joint maritime patrols aimed at drug interdiction near the South American country’s disputed border with crisis-stricken Venezuela, the...

September 18, 2020
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

U.S. Defense Department Awards Long-Range Unmanned Vessel Contracts

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, aka DARPA, has awarded contracts to private sector companies as part of a project to demonstrate the use of long-range unmanned surface vessels...

September 15, 2020
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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

U.S. Navy Awards Contracts to Study Large Unmanned Surface Vessels

The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts to study adding large unmanned vessels to its fleet. The firm-fixed price contracts, totaling nearly $42 million, were awarded to six companies including Huntington...

September 8, 2020
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Friday, September 4, 2020

What Are The Most Dangerous Waters in the World Today?

By Admiral James Stavridis (Bloomberg) As a Greek-American who lived in Athens for three years, and as a U.S. Navy mariner, I got to know the eastern Mediterranean well. It has...

September 4, 2020
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Thursday, September 3, 2020
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NTSB Says Navy Bridge Team Failure Caused USS Fitzgerald Collision

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has issued four safety recommendations in its 34-page final report from the agency’s years-long investigation into the 2017 collision between the guided missile destroyer...

September 3, 2020
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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Shark! Coast Guard Fires at Shark Trying to Crash Swim Call

This is a wild video… Apparently a group of U.S. Coast Guard crew members from the USCGC Kimball were having a little swim time while deployed in Oceania when a...

August 27, 2020
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U.S. Navy Sailor Under Investigation for Arson in Bonhomme Richard Fire, Official Says

WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – A United States Navy sailor is under investigation for possible arson aboard a warship that caught fire last month and injured dozens of people, a...

August 27, 2020
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Heading Home: U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy Suffers Fire Off Alaska

The United States’ only medium icebreaker USCGC Healy has suffered a fire and propulsion failure while en route to the Arctic. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that the Healy was...

August 26, 2020
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Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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COVID-19: Maritime Tech Startups Provide First Response In Global Pandemic Efforts

In recent months organizations like the Royal Navy, maritime heavyweights like IGP&I, the  US Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center, among others, have been partnering with startups and groundbreaking new companies like...

August 18, 2020
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Navy Online Recruiting

US Navy Drops Traditional Media Advertising

In December, the Navy said it would shift most of its advertising budget away from traditional media toward digital media and streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube. This week the...

August 18, 2020
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USCG Books 2020

US Coast Guard Releases A List Of Books To Help You Through COVID-19

As the Coast Guard continues to support national efforts combatting COVID-19, the social distancing required to preserve readiness presents a prime opportunity to grow personally and professionally.  The 2020 Coast Guard...

August 18, 2020
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