Sunday, September 26, 2021
Navy

‘I Had The US Navy By The B*lls’ Says Fat Leonard In New Podcast Series

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Fat Leonard is the worst scandal to hit the US Navy since Tailhook in 1991, but – despite 33 federal indictments, 22 guilty pleas and tens of millions...

September 26, 2021
Total Views: 7527

USCG

Many Local Waterways Are Still Obstructed By Debris And Potential Sunken Hazards Post Hurricane Ida

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard continues to respond to impacts to the waterways and assess the environmental threats across Southeast Louisiana Saturday, post-Hurricane Ida. In partnership with the U.S....

September 26, 2021
Total Views: 1524

Friday, September 24, 2021
Defense

French Shipbuilding Town in Shock Over Loss of Australian Submarine Order

By Richard Lough CHERBOURG, France, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Teaching assistant Georgina was settling into a new life in the shipbuilding town of Cherbourg with her Australian husband when Canberra...

September 24, 2021
Total Views: 5584

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
USNS Choctaw County
Navy

US Navy Launches Joint Station Beirut

The US Navy’s fast transport ship USNS Choctaw County arrived in the port of Beirut on Monday to participate in the US Navy’s first joint Central Partnership Station (CPS) mission...

September 22, 2021
Total Views: 2955

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
FNS Amethyste Crew
Navy

Australian Documents Showed French Submarine Project Was At Risk For Years

By Kirsty Needham (Reuters) France shouldn’t have been surprised that Australia canceled a submarine contract, as major concerns about delays, cost overruns, and suitability had been aired officially and publicly...

September 21, 2021
Total Views: 4630

Saturday, September 18, 2021
French President Macron visits Calanques National Park
Navy

In Escalation Over Nuclear Submarine Deal, France Recalls Envoys From U.S. And Australia

By John Irish (Reuters) France plunged into an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with the United States and Australia on Friday after it recalled its ambassadors from both countries over a trilateral...

September 18, 2021
Total Views: 2502

Electric Boat Submarine With Tug
Navy

Electric Boat Shipyard Gets Ready To Support Australian Nuclear Submarine Program

By Thomas Black (Bloomberg) The U.S., U.K. and Australia will each begin an 18-month review to identify how best to provide nuclear-submarine capabilities to the Australian Navy as part of a...

September 18, 2021
Total Views: 1844

Successor-class submarine
Navy

BAE Shipyard Wins UK Nuclear Submarine Contract

Britain awarded BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce Holdings 85 million pounds each to work on a new generation of nuclear submarines, a day after announcing a deal to supply such vessels to Australia.

September 18, 2021
Total Views: 1876

Friday, September 17, 2021
battleship firing main guns
Navy

US Navy Ships Are Too Small To Defend Themselves Says New US Congress Report

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In a new study titled Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Gun-Launched Guided Projectiles the US Congress reports the two most important limitations that Navy surface ships currently...

September 17, 2021
Total Views: 5493

Iran Sanctions - USCG Tanker Boarding
Defense

Iran O&G Sales Soar Despite U.S. Sanction Efforts At Sea

Iranian fuel and petrochemical exports to China, Africa, and the Taliban have boomed in recent years despite U.S. sanction enforcement efforts at sea.

September 17, 2021
Total Views: 686

Thursday, September 16, 2021
navy nuclear reactor heads
Navy

Australia Gets Top US Navy Nuclear Secrets

Australia will be only the second country after Britain in 1958 to be given access to U.S. Navy's top secret information for building nuclear-powered submarines.

September 16, 2021
Total Views: 2655

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Defense

‘Great News’ For Great Lakes as House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Approves $1 Billion for U.S. Coast Guard Infrastructure, Heavy Icebreaker

The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday approved $1 billion for U.S. Coast Guard shore side infrastructure nationwide and $350 million for a heavy icebreaker for the Great...

September 15, 2021
Total Views: 2739

German Navy Frigate F 217 Bayern
Navy

China Denies German Navy Port Entry

by Emma Thomasson (Reuters) China has denied a German warship entry into a local harbor, a German foreign ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday. The ship involved is the “Bayern” frigate, the spokesperson told...

September 15, 2021
Total Views: 5065

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
Navy

US Navy Awards $500m To Upgrade Pearl Harbor & Puget Sound Shipyards

The US Navy awarded a $500-million contract for structural projects at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Hawaii and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington state

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 1456

Sunday, September 12, 2021
Navy

Japan Spots Chinese Sub Just Outside Territorial Waters

by Rocky Swift (Reuters) Japan’s defense ministry said on Sunday that a submarine believed to be from China was spotted in waters near its southern islands, as maritime tensions persist...

September 12, 2021
Total Views: 3064

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
RSV Nuyina
Defense

Australia’s New Antarctic Research Icebreaker Sailing Home After Delivery

Australia’s high-advanced new Antarctic icebreaker ‘Nuyina’ is underway on its 24,000km (13,000 nautical mile) maiden voyage home to Tasmania following delivery from Damen Vlissingen in the Netherlands. The 160-meter Antarctic...

September 7, 2021
Total Views: 4760

Defense

Turbo Activation: Ready, Set…SEALIFT!

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – Two years ago, the United States Transportation Command, in conjunction with the Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) and the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD)...

September 7, 2021
Total Views: 5380

Monday, September 6, 2021
A Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew conducts an overflight assessment Sept. 5, 2021 of the Bay Marchand approximately 2 miles south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. The crew witnessed an 11-mile rainbow sheen that the Coast Guard is actively monitoring.
Oil Spill

Coast Guard Responds To Multiple Oil Spills Along Southeast Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — As part of the ongoing Hurricane Ida response, the Coast Guard conducted overflights Sunday that focused on two locations previously identified for further investigation. Members of the...

September 6, 2021
Total Views: 1316

This image shows a rip current using a harmless green dye.
NOAA

NOAA Launches First National Rip Current Forecast Model

For the first time, NOAA is launching a national rip current forecast model, aimed at saving lives of beach-goers around the country. This new model can predict the hourly probability...

September 6, 2021
Total Views: 1963

Navy

HMS Queen Elizabeth Arrives In Japan

By Tim Kelly (Reuters) Britain showed off its HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier to Japan’s defence chief on Monday at a naval base near Tokyo, marking the start of a...

September 6, 2021
Total Views: 2265