Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Drunk Tanker Captain Sentenced to Prison

[Image (c) Peninsula Daily News] Seattle – SEONG UG SIN, a citizen of Korea, and captain of the STX Daisy was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in

October 27, 2010
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Possible Changes at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding

In a press release last week, the Northrop Grumman announced they had filed paperwork with the SEC for a possible spinoff of their shipbuilding division.

October 18, 2010
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Maritime Security

Engaging Commercial Industry to Improve Maritime Domain Awareness

by Cesar Morales, Sr. MDA Analyst, and Rob Almeida, CMO – As young Ensigns fresh out of the Naval Academy, we received extensive training

October 13, 2010
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

USS COLE (DDG 67) – A tribute to her crew and the 17 who were lost 10 years ago.

By Lt.j.g. Jacob Beckelhymer, Navigator, USS Cole (DDG 67) You can’t miss them.  The 17 gold stars running across the deck in front of COLE’s

October 12, 2010
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Friday, October 8, 2010

‘Charting a More Perfect Union’: NOAA releases Civil War chart collection

U.S. Coast Survey cartographers traveled with Union forces to produce battlefield maps during the Civil War (Map of the Battlefield of Chickamauga). Credit:

October 8, 2010
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San Francisco Fleet Week kicks off

San Francisco’s 2010 Fleet Week kicked off today with the Blue Angels performing “Circle & Arrival” maneuvers over the entire Bay.  Not

October 8, 2010
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Biometrics And The USCG

As a result of the U.S. Coast Guard’s push to embrace social media, many of the top Admirals have entered the “blogosphere” as a means to

October 7, 2010
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Austal Commences Construction on JHSV 2

Less than one year after beginning fabrication of Spearhead (JHSV 1), Austal has commenced construction on Choctaw County (JHSV 2), the second of up to ten,

September 29, 2010
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

USCG issues request for comments on recognition of foreign STCW certificates

As it was pointed out in the gCaptain forum, the U.S. Coast Guard has published a notice and request for comments on development of a policy for recognition of

September 28, 2010
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Japan Releases Chinese Fishing Boat Captain

Last week gCaptain asked “Could Criminalization Of The Mariner Lead To War?” after the troubling arrest of a Chinese fishing boat captain in

September 25, 2010
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

USS Paul F. Foster (DD 964) – the last survivor of the Spruance Class

Built by Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, MS in 1973/4, USS Paul F. Foster (DD 964) was the 2nd ship of the Spruance-class and is the only one left that

September 21, 2010
Total Views: 107

Thursday, September 9, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Maritime Blogger Recaptures ship taken by pirates

Image Credit: USNI Blog Remember when the team of U.S. Marines stormed the tanker full of pirates and took back the ship?  You should, because as we reported

September 9, 2010
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Photo of The Week – U.S.C.G. shows off at Red Bull’s Flugtag

U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA2 Matt Schofield This week’s photo is brought to us by members from Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles.  Here they watch as

August 25, 2010
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All I hear Is Drilling, Drilling, Drilling

In today’s examination of Harry Thierens, BP’s vice president for drilling and completion, Deepwater Investigation board chairman Captain Hung

August 25, 2010
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Deepwater Horizon Hearings Resume In Houston Texas

The Deepwater Horizon hearings resumed today with a new presiding officer, high level witnesses and a new location; Houston Texas. But the most interesting

August 24, 2010
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Friday, August 20, 2010
Oil Spill

USCG Makes Positive Changes To Deepwater Horizon Hearings

gCaptain has been critical of the Deepwater Horizon Investigation panel in the past. From off-topic lines of question to verbal arguments between the Parties

August 20, 2010
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

USCG launches Merchant Mariner Certificate printing service

Ask and you shall recieve!  As reported earlier, the USCG has been working on a service allowing mariners to download a traditional 8×11 paper license

August 19, 2010
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Maritime Security Incidents

Piracy charges dropped for men accused of attacking U.S. Navy ship

Six Somali men suspected of attacking the USS Ashland in April were dismissed on charges of piracy in a US federal court in Virginia today.  While the men

August 18, 2010
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Interesting Ship of the Week – The USS Independence (LCS 2)

The design for Independence (LCS 2) is based on a high-speed trimaran that can make more than 40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph) and has a range of

August 16, 2010
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

USCG Plans Dive Of The Deepwater Horizon Wreckage

Back in June gCaptain reported on James Cameron’s offer to dive the wreck of the Deepwater Horizon but, despite three official requests for information,

August 14, 2010
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