military sealift command


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

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

9 hours ago
Total Views: 5757

Monday, December 5, 2022
Judge Gavel
Shipping

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: 6489

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
MSC CIVMAR
Navy

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: 22432

Monday, October 10, 2022
How The Defense Transportation System Works
Evergreen

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

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Despite popular opinion, Maersk is not the world’s largest shipping company and Delta is not the world’s largest airline.

October 10, 2022
Total Views: 4106

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Defense

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: 4208

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Defense

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: 5821

Friday, July 29, 2022
Defense

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: 11085

Sunday, July 17, 2022
Fire Incidents

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: 14971

Tuesday, July 12, 2022
USNS Mercy Hospital Ship
MSC

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: 16333

Monday, July 4, 2022
US Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal
MSC

We Remember The US Merchant Marine’s Bravest Sailors This 4th Of July

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The United States Merchant Marine does not have a Medal of Honor or Navy Cross but can issue awards for bravery. Currently,

July 4, 2022
Total Views: 3803

Monday, June 27, 2022
Defense

U.S. Navy Christens New Expeditionary Sea Base USNS John L. Canley

The U.S. Navy on Saturday christened the USNS John L. Canley (ESB 6), the fourth ship for the U.S. Navy’s reclassified Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) program,

June 27, 2022
Total Views: 7524

Thursday, April 28, 2022
rusty navy supply ship
Navy

Top Navy Admiral Wants Rust-Free Ships

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) In an interview with the US Naval Institute, the US Chief Of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Mike Gilday, addressed the issue

April 28, 2022
Total Views: 94078

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Defense

U.S., India Agree to Explore Using Indian Shipyards for Repair and Maintence of Military Sealift Command Ships

The United States and India have agreed to explore the use of Indian shipyards for the repair and maintence of U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command ships. The

April 13, 2022
Total Views: 12202

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Shipping

Crowley Awarded Military Sealift Command Charter for Ice-Class Tanker

Crowley has been awarded a charter contract from Military Sealift Command to operate the Stena Polaris, an ice-class tanker serving bulk fuel transportation

March 22, 2022
Total Views: 2928

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Defense

Photos: Navy’s New Fleet Oiler USNS John Lewis At Sea for Builder’s Trials

The lead ship in the U.S. Navy’s new class of fleet replenishment oilers, USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), took to sea this month for initial builder’s

February 8, 2022
Total Views: 5669

Monday, February 7, 2022
Defense

U.S. Navy-Chartered Tug and Barge Refloated in Florida

The U.S. Coast Guard, working with state and local partners, has completed salvage efforts for the grounded Military Sealift Command-chartered tugboat Sea

February 7, 2022
Total Views: 2895

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
diego garcia
Shipping

Operation DGAR: A Collective Effort to Repatriate Stranded Mariners During a Global Pandemic

A Case Study in the flexibility, ingenuity and responsiveness of the commercial maritime industry during the COVID-19 Pandemic. By Chris Fertig By the spring

September 22, 2021
Total Views: 1494

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Defense

Turbo Activation: Ready, Set…SEALIFT!

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – Two years ago, the United States Transportation Command, in conjunction with the Navy’s Military Sealift

September 7, 2021
Total Views: 6008

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
john-lewis-oiler-christening
Defense

NASSCO Christens First John Lewis-Class Fleet Oiler

General Dynamics NASSCO has christened the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the first ship for the U.S. Navy’s John Lewis-class fleet oiler program. A

July 21, 2021
Total Views: 2785

Thursday, May 20, 2021
marad-Lucinda-Lessley
Defense

These Might Be The Worst Maritime Videos Ever Produced

UPDATE: Adding insult to injury… shortly after this article was published MARAD removed the Maritime Day video from YouTube. by Captain John Konrad

May 20, 2021
Total Views: 10035