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Saturday, January 7, 2012
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US Coast Guard Icebreaker Escorts Russian Tanker Through Arctic Ice [IMAGES]

– by LT Connie Braesch, USCG The Coast Guard has a long history of braving harsh Alaskan elements to rescue mariners in distress, protect the U.S.

January 7, 2012
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The Importance Of Marine Safety Data
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The Importance Of Marine Safety Data

– By Rear Admiral James Watson, USCG Marine safety and environmental stewardship are closely associated when you look closely at the Coast Guard’s

January 7, 2012
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Friday, January 6, 2012
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US Navy Detains Pirates, Rescues Iranian Crew [VIDEO/IMAGES]

ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2012) A U.S. Navy SH-60S Sea Hawk provides support to a visit, board, search and seizure team (VBSS) in a 7-meter rigid-hull inflatable

January 6, 2012
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Thursday, January 5, 2012
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US Naval Intelligence Discusses Their Role Within the Global Maritime Industry [INTERVIEW]

gCaptain’s Rob Almeida, along with Maritime Domain Awareness expert, Cesar Morales, were invited to the headquarters of US Naval Intelligence (ONI) for a

January 5, 2012
Total Views: 74

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Coast Guard Rescues, Repatriates 125 Haitian Migrants

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Reliance repatriated 125 Haitian migrants to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Thursday. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami

January 5, 2012
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U.K. Chimes In: Disrupting Strait of Hormuz would be “illegal and unsuccessful”
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U.K. Chimes In: Disrupting Strait of Hormuz would be “illegal and unsuccessful”

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Any attempt by Iran to disrupt the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz would be “illegal and unsuccessful”, U.K.

January 5, 2012
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The Filipino Monkey Strikes Again (and again and again…)
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The Filipino Monkey Strikes Again (and again and again…)

13 January 2008 – So I’m watching CNN and I do a double take after the reporter (in a completely straight face) says “The harassing radio

January 5, 2012
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Iran Stresses ‘Hormuz’ Warning, U.S. Doesn’t Seem to Care
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Iran Stresses ‘Hormuz’ Warning, U.S. Doesn’t Seem to Care

TEHRAN — Iran’s defense minister Wednesday stressed his country’s warning against the U.S. navy presence in the Gulf, reinforcing a threat

January 4, 2012
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
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Russian Tanker Renda Meets USCG Regs, Gets Underway for Fuel Mission to Nome

(US COAST GUARD) Coast Guard inspectors completed a port state control exam on the double-hulled ice-classed Russian tanker Renda today in Dutch Harbor.

January 3, 2012
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Monday, January 2, 2012
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Launch the Knight Hawk! [IMAGE]

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans) PACIFIC OCEAN –  An MH-60S Knight Hawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat

January 2, 2012
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Symbols of US Maritime Decline
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Symbols of US Maritime Decline

By Clay Maitland, Our government’s present inability to land a cargo of gasoline via a U.S.-flagged vessel in icebound Nome, Alaska, symbolizes the

January 2, 2012
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Sunday, January 1, 2012
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Cascade General Awarded Ship-Modification Contract for the ex-USS Paul F. Foster

Cascade General, Inc., Portland, Ore., is being awarded an $8,508,092 modification to a previously awarded contract (N55236-12-C-0002) for the installation of

January 1, 2012
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Thursday, December 29, 2011
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Aussies to the Rescue! Australian Warship Rescues Iranians off Yemen

(Australian Navy) HMAS Parramatta has provided essential life saving assistance to an Iranian flagged vessel in distress on Christmas Eve. Parramatta is on

December 29, 2011
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Thursday, December 15, 2011
Maersk Talks Algae: Joint R&D Program Aims to Shed Light on Future Use of Algae-based Biofuels
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Maersk Talks Algae: Joint R&D Program Aims to Shed Light on Future Use of Algae-based Biofuels

As gCaptain reported earlier, shipping conglomerate Maersk and the U.S. Navy have been collaborating on a unique and possibly ground-breaking R&D program

December 15, 2011
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Thursday, December 8, 2011
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Pirates Outmatched by Royal Navy Miniguns, Snipers, and Helicopters

SOMALI basin (COMBINED MARITIME FORCES) – The Royal Navy has struck at the heart of Somali piracy operating in the Somali basin.  RFA Fort Victoria

December 8, 2011
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Sunday, December 4, 2011
U.S. Subcommittee: USCG Needs Icebreakers
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U.S. Subcommittee: USCG Needs Icebreakers

Washington, DC – The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo (R-NJ), held a hearing last week to

December 4, 2011
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
USCG’s Third Fast Response Cutter Launched
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USCG’s Third Fast Response Cutter Launched

The United States Coast Guard announced Tuesday the launch of its third Sentinel-class, Fast Response Cutter, the William Flores, at Bollinger Shipyards in

November 29, 2011
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
MSC’s Newest T-AKE-class Cargo Ship Christened in San Diego
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MSC’s Newest T-AKE-class Cargo Ship Christened in San Diego

USNS Medgar Evers, the newest ship in the U.S. Navy’s Lewis and Clark-class of dry cargo/ammunition ships operated by civilian mariners working with

November 15, 2011
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Friday, November 11, 2011
Veterans Day Observed: Ceremonies around the world honor servicemen and women
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Veterans Day Observed: Ceremonies around the world honor servicemen and women

Soldiers from Ft. Lee, Va., helped mark Veterans Day ceremonies at the World War II Memorial in Washington. Joshua Donahue and his daughter Addelyne walked

November 11, 2011
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Ship Photo of the Week – USS Carl Vinson Hosts Spartans vs Tar Heels Basketball Game
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Ship Photo of the Week – USS Carl Vinson Hosts Spartans vs Tar Heels Basketball Game

This could be the most impressive and creative sports venue we’ve seen. Today, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson will host the Michigan

November 11, 2011
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