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Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Gerald R. Ford carrier group underway
Navy

Stavridis: Hit the Houthis And Iran Where It Counts

by Admiral James Stavridis (Bloomberg Opinion) A series of brazen attacks in the Red Sea and North Arabian Sea by Yemen’s Houthi rebels against merchant

January 3, 2024
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Philippine Navy frigate leaving Pearl Harbor
Navy

Philippine and US Navy Start High-Stakes Joint Maritime Drills Amid South China Sea Tensions

By Cliff Venzon (Bloomberg) The Philippine and US militaries on Wednesday began their second maritime drills in the South China Sea in less than two months

January 3, 2024
Total Views: 9494

Tuesday, January 2, 2024
USS Carney recieves combat honors after returning from protecting ships in the Red Sea.
Navy

USS Carney Returns To Persian Gulf With Combat Honors

by John Konrad (gCaptain) USS Carney, the formidable Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer renowned for its role in safeguarding ships in the Red Sea

January 2, 2024
Total Views: 8982

UK Royal Navy mines ship
Navy

Turkey Blocks UK Minehunters From Black Sea

by John Konrad (gCaptain) On Tuesday, Turkey made the controversial decision to block two British minehunter ships from entering the Black Sea, citing the

January 2, 2024
Total Views: 120347

Monday, January 1, 2024
Photo of an Iranian warship underway
Navy

Iranian Navy Frigate Enters Red Sea As Tensions Escalate

by Elwely Elwelly (Reuters) – Iran’s Alborz warship has entered the Red Sea, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on

January 1, 2024
Total Views: 22379

Russian Navy Fleet Anchored
Navy

Russian Navy Retreats From Crimean Ports

(Bloomberg) Russia has based its Black Sea fleet in Crimea for 240 years. Now President Vladimir Putin is at risk of losing the flagship naval hub as Ukraine

January 1, 2024
Total Views: 108087

Sunday, December 31, 2023
The world’s largest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford arrives at Mediterranean Sea. Handout via REUTERS
Navy

USS Ford Carrier Group Scheduled To Go Home

By Max Zimmerman (Bloomberg) The USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier strike group will leave the eastern Mediterranean Sea more than two months after being

December 31, 2023
Total Views: 24506

USS Carney combat information center
Navy

Maersk Opens Fire On Houthi Boat Swarm – US Navy Sinks Three

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Today in the Red Sea, the crew of the Maersk Hangzhou took evasive action and opened fire on Houthi boats that were aggressively

December 31, 2023
Total Views: 42147

Saturday, December 30, 2023
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech as he reviews a military display of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the South China Sea
Navy

Elevating Naval Priorities: China Appoints Admiral as Defense Minister

(Bloomberg) China named navy veteran Dong Jun as its new defense minister, a move that will help resume top-level military talks with the US that are seen as

December 30, 2023
Total Views: 1609

The Russian Navy: Sinking In The Black Sea But Surging In The Pacific
Navy

The Russian Navy: Sinking In The Black Sea But Surging In The Pacific

China is not the only potentially adversarial maritime power that is flexing its muscles in the Indo-Pacific region. Russia is a cause for concern, too. Alexey

December 30, 2023
Total Views: 85588

Friday, December 29, 2023
Absalon-class frigate HDMS Esbern Snare. Photo: Danish Ministry of Defence
Defense

Denmark to Send Frigate to Join US-Led Naval Operation in the Red Sea

In an effort to combat Houthi attacks on civilian shipping in the Red Sea, Denmark has announced its plans to send a frigate to join the U.S.-led Operation

December 29, 2023
Total Views: 3374

Thursday, December 28, 2023
Photo of the bridge team aboard the USS Mason
Navy

Pentagon Asserts Red Sea Safety, But Ship Owners Remain Skeptical

By Courtney McBride and Daniel Flatley (Bloomberg) The US military is trying to reassure shipping companies that a multinational force is making it safe to

December 28, 2023
Total Views: 2367

US Navy ship in a convoy with a LNG tanker
Navy

Key US Navy Allies Abandon Red Sea Operation After White House Blunders

By Phil Stewart, David Latona, Angelo Amante and Jonathan Saul (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden hoped to present a firm international response to

December 28, 2023
Total Views: 16272

Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Inauguration of Maersk's first container ship Laura Maersk that sails on green methanol in Copenhagen, Denmark September 14, 2023. Ritzau Scanpix/ Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS
Environment

Will ESG, Climate Activists, and Houthis Help Boost Containership Profits?

Will the actions of Houthi militants and climate activists inadvertently avert the widely anticipated financial fallout in the containership market set for

December 27, 2023
Total Views: 2748

Houthi Port
Navy

Houthis Claim MSC Containership Attack

by Ahmed Elimam (Reuters) Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia claimed responsibility for a missile attack on Tuesday on a container ship in the Red

December 27, 2023
Total Views: 2695

Hapag-Lloyd's newbuild containership Manila Express
Navy

Red Sea Is Still Too Dangerous Says Hapag-Lloyd

By Wilfried Eckl-Dorna (Bloomberg) Shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd AG said it will keep its vessels away from the Red Sea even after the launch of a US-led

December 27, 2023
Total Views: 1706

Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Photo of a large Russian landing ship underway
Navy

Ukraine Strikes Russian Warship in Crimea

By Andrew Osborn and Max Hunder (Reuters) – Ukraine struck a large Russian landing warship in Crimea with cruise missiles in an overnight attack that

December 26, 2023
Total Views: 8914

Indian Navy destroyer underway in Arabian sea
Navy

Indian Navy Deploys Destroyers After Drone Strike

by Krishn Kaushik (Reuters) – The Indian navy will deploy guided-missile destroyers in the Arabian Sea as a deterrent after an Israel-affiliated

December 26, 2023
Total Views: 45452

Sunday, December 24, 2023
Is Maritime Media Putting Ships At Risk In The Red Sea?
Navy

Is Maritime Media Putting Ships At Risk In The Red Sea?

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain OpEd) LloydsList is a competitor of my publication gCaptain. We believe in shipping media working together for the greater

December 24, 2023
Total Views: 6335

HMS Trent sails past a lighthouse
Navy

UK Deploys Warship To Guyana

by Sachin Ravikumar (Reuters) Britain will deploy a naval ship off Guyana later this month, its ministry of defense said on Sunday, as the South American

December 24, 2023
Total Views: 14054
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