Defense


Monday, September 29, 2008
Uncategorized

Maritime Monday 129

Welcome to this 129th edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 79 here. (Published 8 October 2007) You can find last week’s edition here

September 29, 2008
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Sunday, September 28, 2008
Maritime Security

Somali Pirates and Cold War II

M/V Faina – Photo By FEHMI ULGENER It seems the Somali pirates are either getting overly ambitious in their recent choice of targets or they’re

September 28, 2008
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
USCG

Wakeup Call: The Road to STCW Compliance Starts to Get Bumpy…

Editorial Note: Being actively sailing mariners, the editorial team at gCaptain is concerned by recent changes to US Coast Guard policy on the licensing of

September 25, 2008
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Maritime Security

Pirates Choose Wrong Ship to Mess With

In reaction to what appeared to be an attempted hijacking, a security team aboard United States Naval Vessel John Lenthall was forced to fire warning shots at

September 25, 2008
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Fire Incidents

Russian Navy Ship Marshal Shaposhnikov – Incident Video Of The Week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMJhmOsc5vM Reuters tells us: Sep 18 – A fire on a Russian warship in the Pacific kills two sailors, the latest in a

September 25, 2008
Total Views: 12

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Interesting

Zubr Class – World’s Largest Military Hovercraft

Gizmodo points us towards the Russian navy’s Zubr Class hovercraft.  Now this is not a new design.  There have been three in service with the

September 23, 2008
Total Views: 497

Monday, September 22, 2008
Uncategorized

Surviving Hurricane Ike – Galveston, Texas

While this audience is less likely to be impressed than most, Lou Minatti has video of surviving Hurricane Ike aboard a workboat in Galveston Bay. We know some

September 22, 2008
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Friday, September 19, 2008
USCG

Riding Out Hurricane Ike: First Hand Account

Interesting video just released by USCG on Hurricane Ike.  USCGCImagery tells us: Petty Officer Third Class Lee Gutierrez explains how the crew of the Coast

September 19, 2008
Total Views: 13

Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Navy

US Navy’s M80 Stiletto Finally Sees Action

Under military testing since 2006 the US Navy’s M80 Stiletto was put into action this week. Marine Link reports: The Pentagon’s high-speed,

September 17, 2008
Total Views: 243

Monday, September 15, 2008
USCG

Coast Guard Continues Efforts in Houston – Video

This video released by the Pentagon Channel reports on the USCG’s continued efforts in and around the Houston area following Hurricane Ike. For more of

September 15, 2008
Total Views: 1

Friday, September 12, 2008
Navy

Blogging in the Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine

Maritime Reporter has a featured article in their upcoming edition titled “Blogging New Technology” that describes how the US Navy is harnessing

September 12, 2008
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, September 3, 2008
USCG

USCG Fly Over of New Orleans Post Gustav – Video

This is video released from the US Coast Guard post Hurricane Gustav.  The description reads: In this video released by the U.S. Coast Guard, helicopter crews

September 3, 2008
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Navy

Ships Of The Future – LCS, Littoral Combat Ship

Popular Science brings us Future Navy Ships – Littoral Combat Ship. They write: This is a small, fast ship (capable of 45 knots) for sub-hunting,

July 30, 2008
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Saturday, June 28, 2008
USCG

USCG Proceedings – Spring 2008

June 28, 2008
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Sunday, June 22, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

The Coast Guard’s Most Extreme Rescue – Alaska Ranger

In a feature appropriately titled “Worst Case Scenario” Popular Mechanics brings us “The Coast Guard’s Most Extreme Rescue –

June 22, 2008
Total Views: 69

Tuesday, June 17, 2008
USCG

USCG Rescue Swimmer School

The brave men and women of the USCG who have earned the title of Rescue Swimmer are true heroes. When your life is on the line in dangerous seas

June 17, 2008
Total Views: 104

Sunday, June 15, 2008
Navy

Blackwater Maritime Teams With Kings Point

Pictured above is the newly refurbished ex-NOAA vessel McArthur, a 183-ft. ship that boasts “state of the art navigation systems, full GMDDSS

June 15, 2008
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Maritime Security

Hospital Ship Mercy – Under Fire In The Philippines

The NY Times reports on unfortunate news from the ship I’d most like to sail on, the Hospital Ship Mercy. They write: Though countries in Southeast Asia

June 10, 2008
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Uncategorized

Where are the Merchant Marine Inspectors?

Where are the Inspectors? By John G. Denham Each day I read articles in newspapers, see TV clips and peruse blogs featuring maritime accidents. My

May 28, 2008
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Sunday, May 25, 2008
Incidents

Error In Navigation – Tracing Paper Blamed

The Guardian tells us: A nuclear-powered Royal Navy submarine needed £5m worth of repairs after it struck the seabed because a piece of tracing paper covered

May 25, 2008
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