Defense


Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Oil Spill

Proposed Bill Mandates An Increase Of VTS Authority

(Photo by PA2 Prentice Danner, USCG) This morning Senator Barbra Boxer and Representative Nacy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, announced a bill giving the U.S.

December 4, 2007
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USCG

Tug-of-War | USCG Icebreakers VS Great Lakes Freighter

YouTube user 20greatlakes07 recently put together this video of the USCG Icebreaker Mackinaw’s unsuccessful, but valiant, attempt to free the Great Lakes

December 4, 2007
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Saturday, December 1, 2007
USCG

USCG Cruise Ship Medivac – Video

Every wonder what happens if you need to be helicoptered off a cruise ship? The USCG has released this video of a medivac operation off the coast of Mexico.

December 1, 2007
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Friday, November 30, 2007
Oil Spill

Admiral Bone Responds to Critisism

Rear Admiral Craig E. Bone is not one to back down from criticism, his comments regarding questions we posed to the San Francisco Chronicle were strong and to

November 30, 2007
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Thursday, November 29, 2007
Incidents

Ridiculous Item of the Month – Madatory VTS Instructions

Fairplay brings us the most ridiculous item of the day; Vessels transiting US harbours could come under tight navigational controls in the wake of the Cosco

November 29, 2007
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Oil Spill

San francisco Oil Spill Hearings – A Response to Admiral Bone, USCG

Yesterday my comments were published on the front page of The San Francisco Chronicle in an article titled; “Hearing today at Presidio – tough

November 20, 2007
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Oil Spill

Oil Spill Hearings – Video

Click on the above image to see video on today’s congressional hearings into the Cosco Busan Incident and resultant oil ship in San Francisco Bay. Final

November 20, 2007
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Friday, November 16, 2007
Oil Spill

VTS Warning to Cosco Busan Pilot

National news sources are publishing a story about the VTS warning to the Cosco Busan’s pilot Jim Cota. In a story titled “Ship Got No Alert From

November 16, 2007
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Thursday, November 15, 2007
Navy

Chinese Sub and the Carrier Group

While we have been preoccupied with the Bay Bridge Allision readers of our Maritime News Discoverer know of this troubling news from the pacific; When the U.S.

November 15, 2007
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
USCG

Where is my license? NMC / REC Delay Chart

For those mariners awaiting license review at the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center ( USCG NMC ) here’s a breakdown of the status of all

November 14, 2007
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Oil Spill

Cosco Busan Audio Files – San Francisco Oil Spill

Coast Guard Photo By CWO Scott Epeprson I thought I would list a few podcasts, interviews and audio files that relate to the Cosco Busan Incident and the

November 14, 2007
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Sunday, November 11, 2007
USCG

Veterans Day Comment

I just wanted to share this comment from our reader Martin Tregoning MNI: As a former UK SAR Mission Controller who also attended Governors Island, I can

November 11, 2007
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Saturday, November 10, 2007
Oil Spill

San Francisco Bay Bridge Damage Survey – Video

Official USCG damage survey video of the Bay Bridge after the Cosco Busan allision earlier this week. Thanks to Marine Buzz for the find. Click here for our

November 10, 2007
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Friday, November 2, 2007
Navy

NORAD – Tracking Missles, Planes, Santa and… Ships

We know that NORAD, the U.S. Air Force’s North American Aerospace Defense Command, tracks nuclear missile launches, enemy infringement of air space and

November 2, 2007
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Thursday, October 25, 2007
USCG

NMC Newsletter Subscriptions Announced

The USCG just announced efficiency newsletters from the National Maritime Center. They tell us: The Coast Guard maintains an active public and industry

October 25, 2007
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Saturday, October 13, 2007
MSC

hospital ship comfort returns from humanitarian voyage

Back in June we brought you the departure of one of our favorite ships, the USNS Comfort hospital ship. You can read that article including ship details HERE.

October 13, 2007
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Monday, October 8, 2007
Incidents

righting of the m/v republica di genoa

Righting of the M/V Republica di

October 8, 2007
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Sunday, October 7, 2007
USCG

What 40,000 pounds of cocaine looks like

October 7, 2007
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Monday, September 10, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

EPIRB Failure – F/V Papa George

What is the single most import piece of electronics aboard your ship? For me it’s the EPIRB. If all else fails I will need help fast and the EPIRB

September 10, 2007
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Saturday, September 8, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Survior Identities To Be Protected – USCG

Jess, our latest iPhone contestant submitted a story titled “CG to withhold names of people it rescues“. The Navy Times tells us: Capping a

September 8, 2007
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