U.S. Army to Divest a Majority of its Watercraft and Maritime Capability

By Michael Carr - U.S. Army Maritime capabilities will be radically reduced this year as the service deactivates and divests itself of numerous vessels, watercraft equipment, watercraft systems, Soldiers, and Units. At least eighteen (18) of its 35 Landing Craft Utility (LCU) will be sold off or transferred to the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO). Landing Craft … [Read more...]

Hurricane Relief – Where Are The US Army Watercraft?

    Why are Army LCUs & LSVs sitting at the dock at Ft Eustis VA and not underway heading to Puerto Rico?  By Michael Carr, US Army Watercraft Master (Ret) - Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas, then Hurricane Irma collided with Puerto Rico and smashed through Florida, followed by Hurricane Maria devastating Caribbean Islands before decapitating … [Read more...]

US Army Ship Monterrey Aground In Alaska

The United States Coast Guard responded to a mayday call from the crew of a United States Army vessel after they reportedly struck an object and began taking on water in Chiniak Bay at 10:16 p.m. on Friday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched at 10:44 p.m., with dewatering and rescue equipment, to assist the Army crew aboard the Monterrey, … [Read more...]

Morganza Spillway likely to open over weekend

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will "very likely" open the Morganza Spillway north of Baton Rouge this weekend to lower the levels of the swollen Mississippi River, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Friday. "It is extremely likely that the Morganza Spillway will open by tomorrow night or Sunday at the latest," Jindal said in an official statement after meeting with state … [Read more...]