Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy Birthday! USCG Celebrates 219 Years of Service

Today, the U.S. Coast Guard celebrates 219 years of service as America’s Guardians in charge of the safety and security of U.S. coasts, ports, inland

August 4, 2009
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ship Photo of the Week – USCGC Healy and CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent

This weeks ship photo of the week is of the USCGC Healy and the CCGS Louis S. St- Laurent side-by-side during last years expedition to map the artic seabed. 

July 29, 2009
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

USS Fort Worth’s (LSC 3) Keel Laid

Saturday, a Lockheed Martin led team held a keel-laying ceremony at Marinette Marine’s shipyard for the USS Fort Worth, marking the start of construction

July 14, 2009
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Friday, July 10, 2009

Milestones In Ship Construction

Photo by nasebaer Chief Journalist David Nagle of US Naval Sea Systems Command brings us Milestones in Ship Construction: “So the ship’s been

July 10, 2009
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Saturday, June 20, 2009

eLoran Sparks Debate In Washington – Is It Truly Important?

While we have covered eLoran before, most notably in this eLoran FAQ early last year, new headlines provide the need for revisiting the topic. In an article

June 20, 2009
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

How It’s Built – Cruise Ship Cabins

How is a cabin is built in this day of containerization and commodization? Remotely of course. Eurodam News, Holland America’s blog showcasing the

June 18, 2009
Total Views: 1085

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

RDML Ronald J. Rabago Named Assistant Commandant for Acquisition, Chief Acquisition Officer – gCaptain Interview

On June 12, 2009 Rear Admiral Ronald J. Rábago assumed duties as the new Assistant Commandant for Acquisitions and Chief Acquisition Officer of the United

June 17, 2009
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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Vessel Search And Rescue – Should LRIT Replace Amver?

Should LRIT replace Amver? This question was raised by Ryan Erickson on the Unofficial Coast Guard Blog. Ryan did a nice job of highlighting many of the

June 11, 2009
Total Views: 55

Friday, June 5, 2009

LEGO Battleship Yamato – The Toy Megaship

We have covered many maritime LEGO creations in the past, including a rather impressive Aircraft Carrier, and have even been told of a mystical all LEGO port

June 5, 2009
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

USCG Launches The Coast Guard Compass

Continuing its push to social media and web 2.o, the USCG has just launched a new blog to accompany their already impressive arsenal of online outlets, The

May 28, 2009
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

USNS Vandenberg – The Sinking Of A Cold War Relic

Earlier today the ship USNS Hoyt S. Vandenberg, was sunk about 7 miles off the coast of Key West making it the world’s second-largest intentionally sunk

May 27, 2009
Total Views: 270

Thursday, May 21, 2009
Lifesaving Incidents

Amver Awards Today in Washington

Via Amver Blog Are you coming to the U.S. Amver Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC today? Information on the ceremony can be found here. Besides U.S. Amver

May 21, 2009
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Maritime Security

Coast Guard Issues A Maritime Security Directive in Response to Piracy

In response to the uprise in piracy and recent attacks on U.S. flagged vessels, the USCG has issued the Maritime Security Directive 104-6 (rev. 2) issued under

May 12, 2009
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Friday, May 8, 2009
Oil Spill

NTSB/USCG Report on Cosco Busan – Analysis of the Analysis

Analysis of the Analysis By John G. Denham Recently three ponderous documents have been published  that may eventually affect pilotage, ship management and

May 8, 2009
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

USNS Victorious Harrassed by Chinese Fishing Vessels – FAQ

On May 1, Chinese fishing vessels closed in on and maneuvered near the USNS Victorious in international waters in the Yellow Sea, Pentagon officials said

May 7, 2009
Total Views: 211

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Popular Mechanics takes a look inside the USCG’s Advanced Helicopter Rescue School

In its April Edition, Popular Mechanics gives its readers an inside look into the USCG’s Advanced Helicopter Rescue School by enrolling one of its

April 30, 2009
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

M/V Selendang Ayu Oil Spill and Sinking

On Monday, Alaskan state officials announced that the owners and operators of the bulk freighter, M/V Selendang Ayu, that sank off the north shore of Unalaska

April 29, 2009
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Statement by Adm. Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, on piracy

News Release Date: April 20, 2009 WASHINGTON — Piracy has been rightfully called an insult to civilization. The recent pirate attacks on the motor

April 21, 2009
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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Top 10 Most Popular Pages at USCG.MIL

The US Coast Guard brings us their 10 most popular pages. 1. Merchant Mariner Documentation (MMD) / Standards for Training Certification & Watchkeeping

April 16, 2009
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Another US vessel attacked, other vessels hijacked – Are the pirates winning?

Yesterday’s attack on the U.S. flagged Liberty Sun was strikingly reminiscent of last weeks attempted hijacking of the Maersk Alabama, which we all know

April 15, 2009
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