Join our crew and become one of the 107,116 members that receive our newsletter.


Friday, April 12, 2024
The Ukrainian minehunters Cherkasy and Chernihiv docked in Portsmouth. Photo courtesy UK Royal Navy

Ukrainian Minehunters, Unable to Return Home, Face Indefinite Stay in the UK

The UK has become the indefinite base for two Ukrainian Navy ships due to Turkey’s blocking of access to the Black Sea amid Russia’s ongoing war in

April 12, 2024
Total Views: 3147

The DragonFire is the UK MOD's first high-power firing of a laser weapon against aerial targets. Photo courtesy UK Ministry of Defence

UK Military to Deploy Laser Weapons on Warships in 2027

The UK Ministry of Defence announced on Friday that the DragonFire laser weapons system will be operational on Royal Navy warships from 2027, five years

April 12, 2024
Total Views: 1790

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Chinese Coast Guard vessels fire water cannons towards a Philippine resupply vessel Unaizah May 4 on its way to a resupply mission at Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea. REUTERS/Adrian Portugal TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

U.S. Ramps Up Ties With Japan, Philippines to Counter China at Sea

By Michelle Jamrisko and Yoshiaki Nohara (Bloomberg) — US President Joe Biden is set to unveil joint military patrols and training with the Philippines

April 11, 2024
Total Views: 465

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC 903) and crew prepare to moor in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii after a 79-day Operation Blue Pacific patrol, April 9, 2024. The cutter and crew made port calls in American Samoa, Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu, Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the Marshall Islands. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

U.S. Coast Guard Says Boardings of Chinese Fishing Vessels in South Pacific Legal

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard has rejected comments by a Chinese diplomat that its recent boardings of

April 10, 2024
Total Views: 4666

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro visits Hanwha Ocean shipyard in Geoje, Republic of Korea, Feb. 27, 2024. U.S. Navy Photo

Navy Secretary Del Toro Calls for Modernization and Expansion of Domestic Shipbuilding

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Carlos Del Toro underscored the urgent need for modernization and expansion in the domestic shipbuilding industry during his

April 9, 2024
Total Views: 2190

Thousands of AK-47 assault rifles sit on the flight deck of guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) during an inventory process, Jan. 7., 2023. U.S. naval forces seized 2,116 AK-47 assault rifles from a fishing vessel transiting along a maritime route from Iran to Yemen. U.S. Navy Photo

U.S. Transfers Seized Iranian Weapons to Ukraine

The U.S. Government has transferred a substantial quantity of seized Iranian munitions to the Ukrainian armed forces to aid in their battle against

April 9, 2024
Total Views: 6217

Monday, April 8, 2024
The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 50 work together to intercept a self-propelled semi-submersible drug smuggling vessel (SPSS), in the Atlantic Ocean, March 22, 2024. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

U.S. Forces Take Down Narco Sub in Atlantic Ocean

A specialized U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement unit embarked on USS Leyte Gulf, a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, successfully intercepted and seized

April 8, 2024
Total Views: 36685

Sunday, April 7, 2024

US, Allies To Conduct Naval Drills In Philippines

By Cecilia Yap (Bloomberg) –The US, Australia, Japan and the Philippines will hold joint military drills in the South China Sea on April 7 amid

April 7, 2024
Total Views: 2471

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Jan 26, 2022) — Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro participates in a media interview during a shipyard tour at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., Jan. 26, 2022. U.S. Navy Photo

U.S. Navy Shipbuilding Running Behind Schedule

By Mike Stone WASHINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) – Virginia-class submarines, an aircraft carrier and frigates being built for the

April 2, 2024
Total Views: 2711

Monday, April 1, 2024
The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) sails alongside the Japanese Murasame-class destroyer Akebono (DD 108) in the Gulf of Aden Nov. 25, 2023. U.S. Navy Photo

Report: Biden Set for Deal to Allow U.S. Warship Repairs in Japan

TOKYO, April 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden is set to reach an agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to allow large U.S.

April 1, 2024
Total Views: 13884

Sunday, March 31, 2024
Chinese Maritime Militia vessels are pictured near the Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea

Philippines Boosts Maritime Security As China Tension Rises

MANILA, March 31 (Reuters) – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr has ordered his government to strengthen its coordination on maritime security to

March 31, 2024
Total Views: 3555

Thursday, March 28, 2024
SAN FRANCISCO - Russian Federation Navy Missile Cruiser Varyag transits toward the Golden Gate Bridge while Coast Guard boat crews provide a security zone around the vessel, Friday, June 25, 2010. U.S. Coast Guard photo

Russian Warships Enter the Red Sea

(Bloomberg) — Russian warships from the Pacific Fleet have crossed the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and entered the Red Sea, the state-run Tass news agency said,

March 28, 2024
Total Views: 19943

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Artist rendering of the Polar Security Cutter. Credit: Bollinger Shipyards

Coast Guard Reports Limited Progress on Prototype Modules for Polar Security Cutter

By Malte Humpert (gCaptain) – Just days after securing funding in the FY 2025 budget to acquire a commercial icebreaker, the U.S. Coast Guard says it has

March 27, 2024
Total Views: 3170

Monday, March 25, 2024
UK PM Sunak at nuclear press conference

UK Commits Over £550 Million to Nuclear Submarines and Energy Projects

By Kit Rees (Bloomberg) UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is committing hundreds of millions of pounds to Britain’s nuclear deterrent and energy infrastructure

March 25, 2024
Total Views: 1846

Photo of Houthi leader speaking to followers

Houthis Threaten Saudi Arabia Over U.S. Military Actions

By Mohammed Hatem (Bloomberg) The Yemen-based Houthi militants renewed their threats against Saudi Arabia, warning it not to support US strikes against the

March 25, 2024
Total Views: 7824

US Navy photo of Joint Logistics Over the Shore (JLOTS) barge

UN Secretary-General Dismisses Gaza Pier Plan

By Nafisa Eltahir (Reuters) – The only effective and efficient way to deliver heavy goods to meet Gaza’s humanitarian needs is by road and

March 25, 2024
Total Views: 2462

New Zealand warship HMNZS Canterbury

New Zealand Navy Ship Deploys to Support Solomon Islands Election Amid Growing Concerns Over China

By Alasdair Pal(Reuters) – New Zealand said on Monday it will dispatch defence personnel, helicopters and a naval ship to the Solomon Islands to

March 25, 2024
Total Views: 1914

Filipino marines fly Philippines flag

China Declares Philippines Relations at a Pivotal Junction

By Neil Jerome Morales (Reuters) China warned the Philippines on Monday to behave cautiously and seek dialog, saying their relations were at a

March 25, 2024
Total Views: 1221

Sunday, March 24, 2024
Philippine Coast Guard personnel prepare rubber fenders after Chinese Coast Guard vessels blocked their way to a resupply mission at the Second Thomas Shoal in the South China.REUTERS/Adrian Portugal

China Vows To Safeguard Its Territorial Integrity After South China Sea Incident

BEIJING, March 24 (Reuters) – China’s defense ministry warned the Philippines against “provocative” actions and said China would

March 24, 2024
Total Views: 2995

The Russian Navy landing ship Yamal sets sail in Istanbul's Bosphorus. REUTERS/Yoruk Isik

Ukraine Says It Hit Two Russian Warships In Strikes On Crimea

KYIV, March 24 (Reuters) – The Ukrainian military said it hit two large Russian landing ships in attacks on the annexed Crimean peninsula early on

March 24, 2024
Total Views: 3427


Maritime and offshore news trusted by our 107,116 members delivered daily straight to your inbox.

gCaptain’s full coverage of the maritime shipping industry, including containerships, tankers, dry bulk, LNG, breakbulk and more.