Defense


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: 12

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
Total Views: 6

Saturday, June 28, 2008
USCG

USCG Proceedings – Spring 2008

June 28, 2008
Total Views: 3

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: 114

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: 125

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
Total Views: 24

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
Total Views: 15

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
Total Views: 4

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
Total Views: 17

Saturday, May 24, 2008
USCG

MAIS 23 – Interview With C-130 Rescue Pilot

Download MP3: Messing About In Ships podcast episode 23 – May 15, 2008 Subscribe Via iTunes HERE Shownotes: In this episode Capt. Kelly Sweeney gives us

May 24, 2008
Total Views: 13

Monday, May 19, 2008
Navy

Warship HMS Illustrious – Another Maritime Reality TV Show

With the shows Carrier America’s Port and The Deadliest Catch ships are dominating America’s primetime reality television but a new show broadens

May 19, 2008
Total Views: 63

Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Navy

MARINER WAKE UP CALL – China’s Growning Submarine Fleet

Experts attempting to understand the strategic aims behind China’s aggressive military expansion have generally focused on Taiwan. But a new naval base

May 13, 2008
Total Views: 30

Thursday, May 8, 2008
USCG

Coast Guard Cliff Rescue Training

. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The aircrews of Air Station Los Angeles spent the day training for cliff operations May 17 at Point Vicente Lighthouse. The air

May 8, 2008
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Interesting

Full Episodes of ‘CARRIER’ Posted Online

The following is posted by Fred Fry: For those of you who missed 10-hour PBS CARRIER marathon, have no fear as they were kind enough to post the full

May 6, 2008
Total Views: 385

Wednesday, April 30, 2008
USCG

Coast Guard Morro Bay – Surfboat Training

The following happen so close to gCaptain Headquarters here in Morro Bay California that our CEO called from his ship to make sure the building was secure and

April 30, 2008
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USCG

CG Looking To Restrict Blog Comments

Our friends at the Unofficial Coast Guard Blog and the Coast Guard Report break this story on the USCG’s plans to restrict the blogging activities of

April 30, 2008
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, April 23, 2008
USCG

Medical Disclosure – John Cota Faces New Charges

BYM Marine and Maritime news is reporting: A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging John Joseph Cota, a U.S. Coast Guard and California

April 23, 2008
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Incidents

MSC Napoli Design Flaw. Is Your Ship Effected?

Accident investigators have identified 12 other ships that could suffer the same failure as the container ship Napoli which was beached off

April 22, 2008
Total Views: 176

Thursday, April 3, 2008
Incidents

Conduct Unbecoming 15

USCG Capt. Elmo Alexander in better days. Reading like a chapter from Herman Wouk’s 1951 novel The Caine Mutiny the commander of Coast Guard Cutter

April 3, 2008
Total Views: 44