Defense


Friday, February 22, 2008
Incidents

Agato Destroyer Collision: Bridge Management Questions

The bow and stern parts of the Seitoku Maru fishing boat are lifted onto the deck of a salvage barge Wednesday off Tateyama in Chiba Prefecture. Two fishermen

February 22, 2008
Total Views: 11

Incidents

Don’t forget to tell the boss – Admiral Sacked

A short follow up to yesterday’s post: 72 ColRegs and a Japanese Destroyer Japanese Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba has decided to dismiss Maritime

February 22, 2008
Total Views: 7

Thursday, February 21, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

72 ColRegs and a Japanese Destroyer

Last Tuesday, at about 04:00 Agato, a 170 meter, a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Aegis destroyer and the fishing vessel Seitoku Maru collided about 28

February 21, 2008
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Navy

USS Lake Erie – To Shoot Satellite From Orbit

  Most of us are aware that a US warship is currently stationed for an attempt to shoot down a damaged satellite. Military officials say the satellite is

February 20, 2008
Total Views: 49

USCG

Ship Of The Week – USCG Cutter Bertholf

Launched last week the Bertholf is the United States Coast Guard’s newest cutter. Click HERE to visit the ship’s homepage and HERE for shipyard

February 20, 2008
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Incidents

A Word On Vessel Traffic Service

A Word On Vessel Traffic Service by Captain John Denham The purpose of a Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) is to provide active monitoring and navigational advice

February 19, 2008
Total Views: 62

Sunday, February 17, 2008
USCG

US Mariner Licensing Consultants

As a member of the first “class” of mariners to fall under the new USCG training requirements for Chief Mate / Master I have enough Coast Guard

February 17, 2008
Total Views: 161

USCG

Admiral Thad Allen – 2008 State of the Coast Guard

This Week Admiral Thad Allen gave his annual State Of The Coast Guard speech at the National Press Club in Washington DC. The Unofficial Coast Guard blog has

February 17, 2008
Total Views: 1

Saturday, February 16, 2008
USCG

Evolution Of Security – A Blog By TSA

In an unusual turn of events the TSA (United States’ Transportation Security Agency) has launched a blog! While the review on NPR‘s show “On

February 16, 2008
Total Views: 8

Thursday, February 14, 2008
USCG

Loran – Turning The Lights Back On

LORAN Coverage Following the recent budget approval by President Bush, LORAN , the Coast Guard’s terrestrial based LOng RANge navigation system has been

February 14, 2008
Total Views: 10

Monday, February 11, 2008
USCG

Artificial Intelligence – Can VTS be far behind?

Artificial Intelligence by Richard Rodriguez NetworkWorld.com is reporting that the US Air Forces is looking to artificial intelligence for controlling

February 11, 2008
Total Views: 5

Friday, February 8, 2008
USCG

USCG TO Continue HF Weather Broadcasts

  USCG Press Release 7 Feb 2008: Last April the Coast Guard asked for public comment on the need to continue broadcasting high frequency (HF) high seas

February 8, 2008
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, February 5, 2008
USCG

eLORAN 101 – The Return Of LORAN C?

Could it be time to dig out your old ten point dividers and loran-c charts? Probably not but the same technology behind these devices is making a comeback.

February 5, 2008
Total Views: 33

Saturday, February 2, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

M/V Explorer Found

BitterEnd reports that the Royal Navy Ice patrol ship HMS ENDURANCE, which amongst other tasks is carrying survey work in the Antarctic on behalf of the United

February 2, 2008
Total Views: 22

Friday, January 25, 2008
USCG

USCG Boat Rescue – Video

During a January 4 storm, two 47-foot Motor Life Boats from Station Golden Gate responded to calls and assisted four boaters in distress, towing one of the

January 25, 2008
Total Views: 11

Monday, January 21, 2008
USCG

Coast Guard C-130 Air Drop – Video

A short clip from our friends at the USCG; Kodiak, Alaska-Jan 17, 2008–An Air Station Kodiak C-130 crew perform drop training. USCG video by PA1 Kurt

January 21, 2008
Total Views: 14

Saturday, January 5, 2008
Maritime Security

Missile Defense Systems to Be Tested on JFK Jets

American Airlines Passenger planes at JFK will be outfitted with a new missile defense system. Gothamist tells us: The Dept. of Homeland Security is funding

January 5, 2008
Total Views: 16

Friday, December 28, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

Top 10 USCG Resuces of 2007 – Video

  The US Cost Guard gives us their Top 10 Rescues of 2007: 1. Coast Guard rescue crews assist with over 160 rescues in the flood-ravaged Pacific Northwest.

December 28, 2007
Total Views: 18

Sunday, December 23, 2007
Interesting

The Ultimate Christmas Gift For A Future Mariner

With a 5m LOA (nearly three times larger than G.I. Joe’s Carrier) Gizmodo brings us the World’s Largest Toy Aircraft Carrier: “an absolutely

December 23, 2007
Total Views: 20

Thursday, December 13, 2007
USCG

Ship Security Officer Training Mandated For US Mariners

Effective January 1, 2008, mariners sailing in the capacity of Ship Security Officer (SSO) will have to show evidence of being “qualified” to hold

December 13, 2007
Total Views: 8