Defense


Thursday, November 13, 2008
Interesting

OmniTHRUSTER and The USCGC Healy

In keeping with the arctic theme, this weeks Interesting Ship is the United States Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20). The ship is a research icebreaker that

November 13, 2008
Total Views: 43

Friday, November 7, 2008
Navy

Early Aircraft Carriers

When we think of early Aircraft Carriers, most defer to the US Navy converting Jupiter (Collier # 3) in 1920 to CVI Langley. Commissioned in March 1922,

November 7, 2008
Total Views: 83

Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Navy

First Littoral Combat Ship to be Commisioned – Freedom (LCS-1)

This coming Saturday the U.S. Navy will be commissioning its first Littoral Combat Ship, USS Freedom (LCS-1), in a ceremony at Veterans Park in Milwaukee,

November 5, 2008
Total Views: 64

Thursday, October 23, 2008
Interesting

Blackwater to Provide Assistance in Gulf of Aden

These days, it is impossible to watch or read any news publication, maritime or not, and not know about pirates operating in the Gulf of Aden.  The hijacking

October 23, 2008
Total Views: 23

Monday, October 20, 2008
USCG

USCG Ice Breaker Fleet Update – Video

Here is an update from the Pentagon Channel on the status of the USCG Polar Ice Breaking fleet: More USCG official videos can be found at the USCGImagery

October 20, 2008
Total Views: 3

Saturday, October 18, 2008
USCG

Photos Of The Week – Icebreaker Louis Saint Laurent

This week two photos tie for top billing. The first headlines the tour of photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand titled “Earth From Above“. It shows the

October 18, 2008
Total Views: 33

Thursday, October 16, 2008
USCG

AMVER Joins Facebook

AMVER, the ‘Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System’ has been around for over 50 years but is not relying on it’s reputable history

October 16, 2008
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, October 14, 2008
MSC

U.S. Navy Charters M/V Beluga Skysails

The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command has recently chartered the M/V Beluga Skysails for over a month long voyage transporting Air Force and Army

October 14, 2008
Total Views: 11

Sunday, October 12, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

Video – Deadliest Catch Ocean Challenger Rescue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEu_oymX6iU Coast Guard comes to the aid of the Ocean Challenger as the crab fleet listens to the news. Video of USCG ( United

October 12, 2008
Total Views: 73

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
USCG

USCG’s 45-foot Response Boat-Medium – Video

The Response Boat-Medium (RB-M) is an all-aluminum, 45-foot boat with twin diesel engines and with water jet propulsion was launched at Commencement Bay in

October 8, 2008
Total Views: 307

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
Total Views: 36

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
Total Views: 44

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
Total Views: 14

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
Total Views: 51

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: 13

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: 578

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
Total Views: 10

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: 266

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