Defense


Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Nancy Pelosi with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen
Navy

Pelosi Leaves Taiwan – China Threatens Peace, Shipping & Trade

Nancy Pelosi departed Taiwan this morning after reiterating her support for the island. This resulted in Chinese anger, as Beijing threatens trade and military

August 3, 2022
Total Views: 3681

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Navy

Chinese Warplanes Buzz Line Dividing Taiwan Strait

Tensions rise ahead of Nancy Pelosi’s trip after a US Aircraft Carrier group positioned itself east of Taiwan and several Chinese warplanes flew close to

August 2, 2022
Total Views: 4773

Monday, August 1, 2022
Defense

Future ‘USNS Apalachicola’ Could Become the Navy’s First Autonomous Ship

The U.S. Navy is conducting a series of tests aimed at advancing autonomous capabilities and navigation, demonstrating that a large ship can become a

August 1, 2022
Total Views: 6400

Sunday, July 31, 2022
Hawaii Coal Ship
Navy

What Happens When The Last Coal Ship Leaves Hawaii?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The Hawaiian islands’ coal shipments are ending. The bulker carrying the state’s final coal shipment will leave this week

July 31, 2022
Total Views: 9617

Putin Navy Day Ship
Navy

Putin Signs New Russian Naval Doctrine

At today’s Russian Navy day holiday Vladimir Putin said Russia’s navy would soon be fitted with powerful “Zircon” hypersonic cruise missiles, which

July 31, 2022
Total Views: 6414

Saturday, July 30, 2022
NOAA

NOAA Proposes New Speed Regulations To Protect North Atlantic Right Whales

NOAA— NOAA Fisheries has announced proposed changes to vessel speed regulations to further protect North Atlantic right whales from death and serious

July 30, 2022
Total Views: 3910

Friday, July 29, 2022
Sailors man rails as USS Ronald Reagan departs for Yokosuka, Japan from Naval Station North Island in San Diego
Navy

US Navy Carrier Enters South China Sea Amid Taiwan Tensions

By Philip J. Heijmans and Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) A US aircraft carrier and strike group have entered the South China Sea as part of what the 7th Fleet

July 29, 2022
Total Views: 32995

Defense

U.S. Navy Takes Delivery of Lead Ship in New Class of Fleet Oilers

The U.S. Navy has taken delivery of the USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the first ship in a new class of fleet replenishment oilers. The new John Lewis-class T-AOs

July 29, 2022
Total Views: 11021

Thursday, July 28, 2022
hornbeck offshore services
Defense

Hornbeck Offshore OSV to Support U.S. Navy Operations in the Atlantic

Covington, Louisiana-based Hornbeck Offshore has announced contract to supply a Jones Act-qualified offshore supply vessel to support the Navy’s submarine

July 28, 2022
Total Views: 2302

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
ghost fleet overlord ship
Defense

U.S. Navy Seeks to Boost Fleet of Large Unmanned Ships

By Mike Stone WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy sees its future fleet comprised of more than 350 manned ships and about 150 unmanned

July 26, 2022
Total Views: 6888

Boarding of the MV Victory RoRo
Navy

EU Naval Force Stops Smuggling Ship Off Libya

Last week, the UN Panel of Experts on Libya learned that the ship MV Victory RoRo was transporting vehicles in breach of the UN arms embargo. In response,

July 26, 2022
Total Views: 4661

Monday, July 25, 2022
Defense

Austal USA to Construct to Two More Navajo-Class Salvage Tugs for U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal USA with a $156 million contract to construct two additional steel-hulled Navajo-class Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ships

July 25, 2022
Total Views: 3080

Friday, July 22, 2022
Navy

US Navy Ships Stay Home As NATO Flexes Black Sea Muscle

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Every year, the US Navy sails warships into the Black Sea as part of Sea Breeze 2022 an annual joint military exercise with Romania

July 22, 2022
Total Views: 29478

Monday, July 18, 2022
Defense

U.S. Navy Hands Down Punishments Over Bonhomme Richard Fire

The U.S. Navy has announced a series of accountability actions in response to the 2020 fire on board the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in San Diego. The

July 18, 2022
Total Views: 14269

Sunday, July 17, 2022
Fire Incidents

Peruvian Navy Ship Catches Fire During Massive Military Exercise Near Hawaii

Updated with Peruvian Navy ship name and details. by John Konrad (gCaptain) US Navy crews are responding to “reports of an engine room fire and potential

July 17, 2022
Total Views: 14904

Saturday, July 16, 2022
Navy

U.S. Navy Ship Again Sails Near Disputed S. China Sea Island

BEIJING, July 16 (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near the disputed Spratly Islands on Saturday, the U.S.

July 16, 2022
Total Views: 17965

Friday, July 15, 2022
Defense

Iran Announces Indian Ocean Naval Drone Division

DUBAI, July 15 (Reuters) – Iran on Friday announced its first naval drone-carrying division in the Indian Ocean, state TV said, as

July 15, 2022
Total Views: 1771

Thursday, July 14, 2022
USS Benfold Underway
Navy

China Says It ‘Drove’ U.S. Destroyer From Paracel Islands

 by Ben Blanchard  (Reuters) A U.S. destroyer sailed near the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Wednesday, drawing an angry reaction

July 14, 2022
Total Views: 20187

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
USNS Mercy Hospital Ship
MSC

US Navy Hospital Ship XO Removed For Sexual Assault

by John Konrad (gCaptain) This weekend the United States Navy removed the second in command of the Hospital Ship, USNS Mercy, while federal agents investigate

July 12, 2022
Total Views: 16148

An illustration of the National Security Multi-Mission Vessel
Defense

Philly Shipyard Kicks Off Construction on Third Federal Training Ship

Construction of the third new federal training ship has kicked off at Philly Shipyard. TOTE Services and Philly Shipyard on Tuesday celebrated the steel

July 12, 2022
Total Views: 2707