Thursday, June 11, 2009

Vessel Search And Rescue – Should LRIT Replace Amver?

Should LRIT replace Amver? This question was raised by Ryan Erickson on the Unofficial Coast Guard Blog. Ryan did a nice job of highlighting many of the

June 11, 2009
Total Views: 59

Friday, June 5, 2009

LEGO Battleship Yamato – The Toy Megaship

We have covered many maritime LEGO creations in the past, including a rather impressive Aircraft Carrier, and have even been told of a mystical all LEGO port

June 5, 2009
Total Views: 598

Thursday, May 28, 2009

USCG Launches The Coast Guard Compass

Continuing its push to social media and web 2.o, the USCG has just launched a new blog to accompany their already impressive arsenal of online outlets, The

May 28, 2009
Total Views: 75

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

USNS Vandenberg – The Sinking Of A Cold War Relic

Earlier today the ship USNS Hoyt S. Vandenberg, was sunk about 7 miles off the coast of Key West making it the world’s second-largest intentionally sunk

May 27, 2009
Total Views: 287

Thursday, May 21, 2009
Lifesaving Incidents

Amver Awards Today in Washington

Via Amver Blog Are you coming to the U.S. Amver Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC today? Information on the ceremony can be found here. Besides U.S. Amver

May 21, 2009
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Maritime Security

Coast Guard Issues A Maritime Security Directive in Response to Piracy

In response to the uprise in piracy and recent attacks on U.S. flagged vessels, the USCG has issued the Maritime Security Directive 104-6 (rev. 2) issued under

May 12, 2009
Total Views: 13

Friday, May 8, 2009
Oil Spill

NTSB/USCG Report on Cosco Busan – Analysis of the Analysis

Analysis of the Analysis By John G. Denham Recently three ponderous documents have been published  that may eventually affect pilotage, ship management and

May 8, 2009
Total Views: 117

Thursday, May 7, 2009

USNS Victorious Harrassed by Chinese Fishing Vessels – FAQ

On May 1, Chinese fishing vessels closed in on and maneuvered near the USNS Victorious in international waters in the Yellow Sea, Pentagon officials said

May 7, 2009
Total Views: 230

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Popular Mechanics takes a look inside the USCG’s Advanced Helicopter Rescue School

In its April Edition, Popular Mechanics gives its readers an inside look into the USCG’s Advanced Helicopter Rescue School by enrolling one of its

April 30, 2009
Total Views: 180

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

M/V Selendang Ayu Oil Spill and Sinking

On Monday, Alaskan state officials announced that the owners and operators of the bulk freighter, M/V Selendang Ayu, that sank off the north shore of Unalaska

April 29, 2009
Total Views: 668

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Statement by Adm. Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, on piracy

News Release Date: April 20, 2009 WASHINGTON — Piracy has been rightfully called an insult to civilization. The recent pirate attacks on the motor

April 21, 2009
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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Top 10 Most Popular Pages at USCG.MIL

The US Coast Guard brings us their 10 most popular pages. 1. Merchant Mariner Documentation (MMD) / Standards for Training Certification & Watchkeeping

April 16, 2009
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Another US vessel attacked, other vessels hijacked – Are the pirates winning?

Yesterday’s attack on the U.S. flagged Liberty Sun was strikingly reminiscent of last weeks attempted hijacking of the Maersk Alabama, which we all know

April 15, 2009
Total Views: 183

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Photos of the Week – Maersk Alabama and Lifeboat Photos

Here is a collection of photos taken from this past week’s Maersk Alabama piracy incident.  The images and descriptions are provided the U.S. Navy. 

April 14, 2009
Total Views: 49

Friday, April 10, 2009

French Navy storms sailboat held by Somali Pirates, one hostage killed

In a completely unrelated incident from the Maersk Alabama situation, the Associated Press and other news sources are reporting that the French Navy has

April 10, 2009
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A look at the USS Boxer (LHD-4)

According to reports, the US Navy is moving a huge amphibious ship closer to the scene of the pirate hostage standoff off Somalia.  Here is a look at one

April 10, 2009
Total Views: 101


Maersk Alabama Piracy Incident – Update

Capt. Richard Phillips, who has been held hostage by Somali Pirates since Wednesdays hijack attempt, jumped overboard in an apparent attempt to swim to the USS

April 10, 2009
Total Views: 20

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Maritime Security Incidents

Mission Of The US Navy – Did They Fail?

“The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom

April 8, 2009
Total Views: 13

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Welcome Aboard! USCG Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach Launches New Blog

The United States Coast Guard continues its push to Web 2.o as a means of sharing information with the general public with the launch of a new blog: Coast

April 2, 2009
Total Views: 200

Sunday, March 22, 2009

USNS Impeccable Incident Video Released

Here is a collection of videos from the USNS Impeccable when it was approached by 5 Chinese vessel’s on March 8, 2009.  For more on the incident, read

March 22, 2009
Total Views: 7