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Thursday, May 30, 2024
TikTok Influencer Sheds Light on Merchant Marine Life

TikTok Influencer Sheds Light on Merchant Marine Life

Vanessa Mongiovi, a TikTok influencer with nearly 50,000 followers, is leveraging her platform to demystify life as a merchant mariner. A civil service mariner

May 30, 2024
Total Views: 3571

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
NORFOLK (Sept. 21, 2019) Military Sealift Command large, medium-speed roll-on/roll-off (LMSR) vessel USNS Benavidez (T-AKR 306), departs Lamberts Point Shipyard alongside USNS Mendonca (T-AKR 303) for Turbo Activation 2019. U.S. Navy photo/Released

Congressman Makes Urgent Call for U.S. Sealift Capacity Expansion to Counter China

Republican Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI), the Chairman of the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, is sounding the alarm on the United

February 7, 2024
Total Views: 5046

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
US Naval Ship Carson City docked during a storm

US Navy Sued After Alleged Rape Of Senior US Merchant Marine Officer

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The U.S. Navy is facing a lawsuit over allegations of a senior engineering officer’s rape by the captain of the USNS Carson

November 29, 2023
Total Views: 13694

Monday, October 16, 2023
M/T Empire State, the first ship scheduled to defuel the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, approaches Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Oct. 11, 2023, off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii. US DoD photo

DoD Kicks Off Red Hill Defueling Ahead of Schedule

The U.S. Department of Defense has officially started defueling operations at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (RHBFSF), it’s largest fuel storage

October 16, 2023
Total Views: 2994

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Maritime Partners Acquires Navy Contractor USMMI from Maersk

Privately-held Maritime Partners is further expanding its portfolio of domestic maritime assets with the acquisition of Norfolk, Va.-based U.S. Marine

September 27, 2023
Total Views: 1465

Monday, September 18, 2023
The Stena Immaculate and Stena Imperative, which have both been selected for the Tanker Security Program. Photo courtesy Crowley

Military Sealift Command Awards Tanker Charters

The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command has awarded contracts for the time charter of three U.S.-flag tankers that are also enrolled in the U.S.

September 18, 2023
Total Views: 5424

Monday, September 4, 2023
How The Defense Transportation System Works

How Does The Pentagon’s Massive Global Transportation System Work?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Contrary to popular belief, Maersk is not the world’s largest shipping company, nor is Delta the world’s largest airline.

September 4, 2023
Total Views: 10999

Thursday, August 17, 2023
American Petroleum Tankers' M/T Empire State. Photo Ken Wright/Military Sealift Command

American Petroleum Tankers Secures $28 Million Contract Option with Military Sealift Command

American Petroleum Tankers has secured a $28 million contract option for the charter of its U.S.-flagged tanker MT Empire State in support of the U.S.

August 17, 2023
Total Views: 3179

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Brookings Institute Warns Of US Military’s Logistics Gap Vs China

Brookings Institute Warns Of US Military’s Logistics Gap Vs China

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week the Brookings Institute recently published a new report titled “America can’t afford to ignore the logistics

August 1, 2023
Total Views: 4098

Sunday, May 14, 2023
USNS Brunswick

Navy Combat-Support Ships in Action: The Sudan Evacuation Story

by James Stavridis  (Bloomberg Opinion) As the security situation deteriorates in Sudan, and thousands of US citizens remain in the war-torn country, the

May 14, 2023
Total Views: 7710

Monday, May 1, 2023
AMCL USMC Logistics conference

US Marine Corps And US Merchant Marine Deepen Ties

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In recent months, the US Navy’s critical lack of available amphibious ships has led to the Marine Corps being unable to

May 1, 2023
Total Views: 8296

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Gen. David Berger USMC aboard ship

Logistics Wins Wars: A Deep Dive Into War In The Pacific

This week, the United States Marine Corps Commandant made a bold and urgent call to prioritize logistics at sea in the Pacific theater. However, it’s

March 7, 2023
Total Views: 33060

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Aircraft Carrier Underway Replenishment with oiler

The US Navy Needs Tankers: A Crisis In Capability

By Captain Stephen M. Carmel (CIMSEC) The Department of Defense is projected to need on the order of one hundred tankers of various sizes in the event of a

January 25, 2023
Total Views: 20371

Monday, December 5, 2022
Judge Gavel

Former Military Sealift Command Director Sentenced to Prison for Bribery and Lying to Investigators

The former Director of Operations of the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) office in Busan, South Korea, was sentenced last week to five years in

December 5, 2022
Total Views: 6608

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

US Navy Recruits Older Middle Age Sailors

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The US Navy is facing recruiting challenges in a tight labor market, and has raised its maximum enlistment age to 41 in order to

November 8, 2022
Total Views: 22698

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Crowley Awarded Military Sealift Command Maritime Prepositioning Force Contract

Crowley Awarded Military Sealift Command Maritime Prepositioning Force Contract

Jacksonville, Florida-based Crowley has been awarded a contract for the operation and maintenance of six U.S. government-owned Maritime Prepositioning Force

September 27, 2022
Total Views: 4406

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Military Sealift Command Ship Completes Maintenance at Indian Shipyard

Military Sealift Command Ship Completes Maintenance at Indian Shipyard

A U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship completed a short maintenance period at a shipyard in India, marking the first such job since the U.S. and

August 18, 2022
Total Views: 5924

Friday, July 29, 2022
U.S. Navy Takes Delivery of Lead Ship in New Class of Fleet Oilers

U.S. Navy Takes Delivery of Lead Ship in New Class of Fleet Oilers

The U.S. Navy has taken delivery of the USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the first ship in a new class of fleet replenishment oilers. The new John Lewis-class T-AOs

July 29, 2022
Total Views: 11236

Sunday, July 17, 2022
Peruvian Navy Ship Catches Fire During Massive Military Exercise Near Hawaii
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Peruvian Navy Ship Catches Fire During Massive Military Exercise Near Hawaii

Updated with Peruvian Navy ship name and details. by John Konrad (gCaptain) US Navy crews are responding to “reports of an engine room fire and potential

July 17, 2022
Total Views: 15276

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
USNS Mercy Hospital Ship

US Navy Hospital Ship XO Removed For Sexual Assault

by John Konrad (gCaptain) This weekend the United States Navy removed the second in command of the Hospital Ship, USNS Mercy, while federal agents investigate

July 12, 2022
Total Views: 17600


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