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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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Blog

Sail Ho, or Sail No? The Debate on Sail Training at the Maritime Academies

By Art Pine, images by Robert Almeida Step aboard a naval vessel these days, and you quickly see a stunning breadth of high-technology equipment. Navigating?

October 5, 2011
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Neptune Canada subsea installation network ROV
Blog

The Ocean Network: Oceanographers enable a high speed connection to the mysteries of the deep sea

By Captain Patrick Donovan, R/V Thomas G. Thompson, University of Washington   As mariners we encounter them all the time… a yellow buoy, a white ship,

October 4, 2011
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Illegal Fishing Vessel Bangun Perkasa
USCG

Shark Remains, Rats and Rust – USCG Detains Illegal Drift Net Fishermen

  Earlier this month, the Coast Guard seized the Indonesian fishing vessel Bangun Perkasa and her crew for the suspected use of drift nets to fish the

October 4, 2011
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Monday, October 3, 2011
Maersk Line, Limited Welcomes Ice-Classed U.S.-Flag Tanker To Its Fleet
Navy

Maersk Line, Limited Welcomes Ice-Classed U.S.-Flag Tanker To Its Fleet

A.P. Moller – Maersk Group’s U.S. arm Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) last week celebrated the naming of its first ice-classed and fourth U.S. flag

October 3, 2011
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Sunday, October 2, 2011
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Defense

A Hard Sell… US Interior Department Struggles To Recruit Offshore Drilling Safety Chief

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The Interior Department is struggling to recruit a top official for its offshore oil-drilling agency, in large part because

October 2, 2011
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Thursday, September 29, 2011
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Navy

China’s Growing Naval Assertiveness – Japan Takes Notice

Japanese defense officials and their Southeast Asian counterparts agreed this week on the need to deepen regional cooperation amid concerns about China’s

September 29, 2011
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Iran Threatens Sending Warships to U.S., Pentagon Not Really Concerned
Navy

Iran Threatens Sending Warships to U.S., Pentagon Not Really Concerned

According to several reports this morning, Iran is threatening to send warships to the U.S. East Coast in a shocking threat to the United States.  The threats

September 28, 2011
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NOAA-Ice-Ship-Rainier
Defense

NOAA Ship Rainier Heads North To Map Digital Charts in 3D

NOAA Ship Rainier has begun a month-long survey of the sea floor near Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island as part of a multi-year effort to update nautical

September 28, 2011
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The Russian Navy 2011 – Recruitment Video
Navy

The Russian Navy 2011 – Recruitment Video

The Russian Navy or VMF is the naval arm of the Russian Military and above is a private video developed as part of a recruitment campaign to boost the

September 28, 2011
Total Views: 105

Monday, September 26, 2011
naval strike missile
Blog

Kongsberg’s Latest Missile Test

Just south of gCaptain HQ this summer, Kongsberg Defense Systems, the military arm of the large Norwegian company better known for Dynamic Positioning systems,

September 26, 2011
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Friday, September 23, 2011
Serapis vs Bonhomme Richard John Paul Jones navy history
Blog

23 September 1779: “I have not yet begun to fight!”… a historic day for the US Navy

On this day, 232 years ago, the 50-gun HMS Serapis engaged the Bonhomme Richard in the North Sea off Flamborough Head, England.  Skippered by Captain John

September 23, 2011
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USCG Exercises Option With Bollinger Ordering Four Additional Fast Response Cutters
USCG

USCG Exercises Option With Bollinger Ordering Four Additional Fast Response Cutters

The USCG says it has exercised a $179.7 million option with Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, La for the production of four additional Sentinel-class Fast

September 23, 2011
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USCG and BOEMRE Appear To Be Flinching Amid Threat of Congressional Scrutiny
Blog

USCG and BOEMRE Appear To Be Flinching Amid Threat of Congressional Scrutiny

Just when we thought the Deepwater Horizon disaster had almost been sorted out… it’s apparent we have a long way to go. Today’s scheduled

September 23, 2011
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
First of Ten Civilian-Crewed JHSV’s for U.S. Navy Christened
Navy

First of Ten Civilian-Crewed JHSV’s for U.S. Navy Christened

USNS Spearhead, the first of the Navy’s joint high-speed vessels designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment, was

September 21, 2011
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Admiral Papp Praises Deepwater Horizon Crew, Captain Kutcha Cleared
Blog

Admiral Papp Praises Deepwater Horizon Crew, Captain Kutcha Cleared

The Commandant of the US Coast Guard, Admiral Robert Papp, released his final report on the Deepwater Horizon Investigation today. The contents of the report

September 14, 2011
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
5 inch 54 caliber gun destroyer
Blog

Was that a whale? Or did the US Navy really just shoot a 5 inch round at us?

NORFOLK, Va.  On August 17th, the US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, The Sullivans, accidently fired an inert 5-inch round at a civilian fishing boat

September 13, 2011
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Defense

US government proposes new workplace safety rules for offshore oil and gas industry

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–The U.S. Interior Department Tuesday proposed additional workplace safety requirements for offshore oil and gas drillers. The

September 13, 2011
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Monday, September 12, 2011
Lockheed Martin submits proposal to Navy for consolidated shipboard computer system
Navy

Lockheed Martin submits proposal to Navy for consolidated shipboard computer system

Lockheed Martin says it has submitted a proposal for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program that will consolidate complex

September 12, 2011
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Friday, September 9, 2011
USCG Orders Fifth National Security Cutter for $482 Million
USCG

USCG Orders Fifth National Security Cutter for $482 Million

The United States Coast Guard says it has ordered its fifth National Security Cutter from Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in a contract worth $482

September 9, 2011
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Saturday, September 3, 2011
USCG Coast Guard RHIB port security new york maritime domain awareness
Defense

United States’ maritime security advances with new strategic alliance

On December 21st, 2004, former President Bush signed the National Security Presidential Directive NSPD-41 that stated: It is critical that the United States

September 3, 2011
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