Monday, March 16, 2009

China Sends Patrol Ship, Yuzheng 311, to South China Sea

China has dispatched a retired Chinese navy rescue vessel, the China Yuzheng 311, to patrol the South China Sea where last week the USNS Impeccable was

March 16, 2009
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Twitter Clone Hunts Down Somali Pirates

We have already seen how the Red Cross and United States Coast Guard has successfully implemented Twitter in their effort to dissimenate information and update

March 16, 2009
Total Views: 22

Thursday, March 12, 2009
Maritime Security

USS Boxer (LHD 4) Assumes Flagship Role for CTF 151

Homeported in San Diego, the USS Boxer (LHD 4) has been in the news this week for assuming the role as the flaship for Combined Task Force (CTF) 151,

March 12, 2009
Total Views: 50

Monday, March 9, 2009

US Navy Vs China An Impeccable Incident – A Video Explanation

Why did the Chinese Navy harass the USNS Impeccable? gCaptain has been recieving a number of emails, Tweets and forum questions about this incident so I put

March 9, 2009
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USNS Impeccable – Harassed by Chinese Navy + FAQ

Yesterday, five Chinese vessels “shadowed and aggressively maneuvered in dangerously close proximity” to the U.S. Navy ocean surveillance ship,

March 9, 2009
Total Views: 148

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

2009 State Of The Coast Guard Address

Today the USCG Commandant, Admiral Thad Allen gave the 2009 State Of The Coast Guard Address at the National Press Club in Washington. Here is the text of his

March 4, 2009
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Friday, February 27, 2009

Icy Mist Grounding – Incident Photo and Video This footage, released by the Associated Press, shows a USCG helicopter flyby of the 58-foot fishing vessel, Icy

February 27, 2009
Total Views: 94


BEM Monge – Interesting Ship of The Week

This week’s vessel is the BEM Monge, a Measure and Test Ship of the French Navy.  The ship is equipped with extensive tracking technologies as well as

February 27, 2009
Total Views: 404

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

iCommandant Taking Questions for the State of the Coast Guard Address – What would you ask?

In preparation for his third State of the Coast Guard speech that he will be delivering to Congress on Tuesday, March 3rd, Admiral Thad Allen wants remind his

February 25, 2009
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Four Super Post-Panamax Cranes Arrive in Savannah, Georgia – Photos and Video

Monday, The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced the arrival of four new super post-Panamax cranes at the Port of Savannah aboard the Dockwise M/V Tern. 

February 25, 2009
Total Views: 36

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

For Immediate Pick Up – Stealth Ship w/ Housing Barge – A Must See!

This article from the Wall Street Journal was brought to our attention through Maritime Network group on LinkedIn and we thought that perhaps there might be

February 24, 2009
Total Views: 47

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Star – Russian Navy Sinks Commercial Ship

The BBC brings us this amazing, and tragic, news of the Russian Navy sinking a commercial ship last week. They tell

February 23, 2009
Total Views: 473

Monday, February 16, 2009

USCG Assisting With Anti-Piracy Missions – Press Release

Last week we covered the U.S. Navy’s apprehension of 16 suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden in two seperate incidents within a 24 hr period (Read HERE

February 16, 2009
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Maritime Monday 149

The following is posted by Fred Fry: Welcome to this 149th edition of Maritime Monday. You can find Maritime Monday 99 here. (Published 25 February 2008) You

February 16, 2009
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
Maritime Security

US Navy Captures Suspected Pirates in Gulf of Aden

Photo via According to AFP, the US Navy has nabbed 7 suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden.  The Marshall Islands flagged ship, Polaris, sent a

February 12, 2009
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Visby Class – Stealth Ship Of The Swedish Navy

For the first time ever, no one correctly identified the correct answer for this week’s maritime mystery quiz. Maybe because the vessel in question is

February 11, 2009
Total Views: 1293

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Switch to 406 – Reminder

As of yesterday, February 1, 2009, 121.5 and 243 MHz emergency beacons are no longer being monitored by satellite.  All mariners, aviators and individuals who

February 3, 2009
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Friday, January 23, 2009

The Ships Of Military Sealift Command

The above image is one section of a new poster titled “The Ships of Military Sealift Command”. You can download the full poster in pdf format

January 23, 2009
Total Views: 325

Monday, January 19, 2009

Flight 1592 Video Released by Coast Guard

The Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board released this Coast Guard footage of US Airways Flight 1592 performing an emergency landing into the

January 19, 2009
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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Ready or Not, the George H. W. Bush Carrier to be Commissioned This Weekend

Even with sea trials not set for the end of January, the new George H. W. Bush supercarrier will be commissioned this Saturday at Naval Station Norfolk. 

January 8, 2009
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