Monday, February 8, 2021
SS Antares arrives at Philly Shipyard
Shipbuilding

Philly Shipyard Secures More ‘Grey Hull’ Repair Work

Philly Shipyard has been awarded a contract for the repair of the Military Sealift Command roll-on/roll-off ship USNS Charlton (T-AKR-314), marking the third government repair contract since the shipyard stopped...

February 8, 2021
Total Views: 4148

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy’s First John Lewis-Class Oiler Launched at NASSCO

The first ship in the U.S. Navy’s new class of fleet replenishment oilers has been launched at General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego. The John Lewis-class oilers will provide underway...

January 13, 2021
Total Views: 11133

Saturday, November 21, 2020
navy-thanks merchant marine youtube
Interesting

US Navy Thanks Merchant Mariners On YouTube

Just days after Veterans day the US Navy released this video via YouTube and all its social media channels thanking US Merchant Mariners for their service to the nation. RELATED...

November 21, 2020
Total Views: 13408

Monday, August 3, 2020
Defense

Suicide Aboard Military Sealift Command Ship Prompts Unions to Call for End to “Gangways Up” Order

The heads of the three unions representing Military Sealift Command civilian mariners are calling on MSC to reevaluate the “Gangways-Up” order as concerns mount over the mental health safety of...

August 3, 2020
Total Views: 469

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Maritime News

U.S. Navy Commissions Newest Expeditionary Sea Base

The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Expeditionary Sea Base, USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), during ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday. The ESBs are one of two variants at...

March 10, 2020
Total Views: 32

Monday, September 23, 2019
Interesting

The Long Gray Line – Turbo Activation 2019

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – On Monday, September 16, 2019, the United States Transportation Command ordered the no-notice activation of 28 out of the 61 ships held in the reserve...

September 23, 2019
Total Views: 36

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Defense

Sad = The Last T-5 Tanker Gets Mothballed

The Champion class T-5 petroleum tanker, USNS Lawrence H. Gianella, completed its final underway mission for the U.S. Navy last week and is preparing for her final voyage to a graveyard...

May 29, 2019
Total Views: 65

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Thule Air Base
Defense

Time-Lapse Video: Resupplying Thule Air Base, America’s Northernmost Military Installation

Located 207 km north of the Arctic Circle, on the northwest coast of the island of Greenland, Thule Air Base is the US military’s northernmost installation. Thule’s arctic environment includes icebergs...

April 24, 2019
Total Views: 45

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
USNS Robert E. Peary
Maritime News

Replenishment Gone Wrong: U.S. Navy Cruiser and MSC Dry Cargo Ship Collide Off U.S. East Coast

A U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser and a Military Sealift Command dry cargo ship collided Tuesday during an underway replenishment off the coast of Florida, the U.S. Navy has confirmed. The...

February 6, 2019
Total Views: 39

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
usns-comfort-hospital-ship
Defense

USNS Comfort Ordered To Colombia But The Future Remains Uncertain For The Hospital Ship

While visiting Colombia late last week, U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced he was sending the hospital ship Comfort at the request of Colombia’s government.  USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will...

August 28, 2018
Total Views: 7

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Point-class roll-on/roll-off sealift ship
Defense

A First Step In a True Cooperative Strategy on Sea Power

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D – There are many issues that impact the American maritime industry and the merchant marine, and trying to develop a comprehensive strategy is a daunting challenge....

June 3, 2018
Total Views: 6

Monday, April 2, 2018
Capt. Emigida “Amy”Esqueda
Interesting

Military Sealift Command’s First Female Master Retiring After 36-Year Career

By Sarah Burford (Military Sealift Command Pacific) – On April 3, Military Sealift Command will bid “Fair Winds and Following Seas” to one of its most recognizable employees, Capt. Emigdia...

April 2, 2018
Total Views: 24

Thursday, January 18, 2018
USNS Navy Expeditionary Sea Base MSC USMC
Defense

NASSCO Launches One Unsexy Ship

On Saturday General Dynamics NASSCO christened the Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams, a most unsexy but important US Navy ship.  The ship’s namesake, Hershel “Woody” Williams, a Marine who...

January 18, 2018
Total Views: 23

Thursday, August 31, 2017
msc ship joins harvey relief
Maritime News

Military Sealift Command’s USNS William McClean Joins Harvey Relief Efforts

The Military Sealift Command’s dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) will join two U.S. Navy warships in the ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane...

August 31, 2017
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Ammunition Load On Aircraft Carrier
Blog

Held Hostage By A Cargo Of Bombs

Most military historians agree about the critical importance and sacrifice of the Merchant Marine of the Allied nations in winning World War Two but very few mention the role civilian...

August 29, 2017
Total Views: 35

Friday, February 3, 2017
News

Ship Photos of the Day – MT Maersk Peary Arrives in Antarctica for Annual Resupply

Today’s ship photos show the Military Sealift Command-chartered tanker MT Maersk Peary arriving at the McMurdo Station ice-pier in support of the annual supply mission Operation Deep Freeze 2017. Each year...

February 3, 2017
Total Views: 19

Friday, January 27, 2017
Blog

Ship Photos of the Day – MSC-Chartered ‘Ocean Giant’ Arrives at McMurdo Station, Antarctica

A few days ago we showed you pictures of the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star clearing a navigation channel to McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Today here are pictures showing the...

January 27, 2017
Total Views: 19

Friday, July 29, 2016
Defense

Military Sealift Command To Honor Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk

Military Sealift Command, the transportation provider for the US Navy, will name it’s newest ship after Harvey Milk, the San Francisco gay rights activist featured in Sean Penn’s award winning movie,...

July 29, 2016
Total Views: 6

Monday, July 25, 2016
News

Photos: U.S. Navy Shows Off Seabasing Ops with USNS Montford Point

The U.S. Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) expeditionary transfer dock USNS Montford Point (T-ESD 1) showed off some “skin-to-skin” maneuvers last week in the Pacific Ocean, part of the U.S. Navy’s new seabasing capabilities....

July 25, 2016
Total Views: 18

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Maritime News

Time-Lapse: Operation Deep Freeze, the Annual Resupply Mission to Antarctica’s McMurdo Station

Here’s a 4 minute time-lapse of aboard the Military Sealift Command-chartered MV Ocean Giant during Operation Deep Freeze 2016, an annual resupply mission to McMurdo Station, a U.S. Antarctic research...

March 2, 2016
Total Views: 52