Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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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 of 2020, COVID-19 restrictions on travel...

September 22, 2021
Total Views: 1335

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 Command (MSC) and the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD)...

September 7, 2021
Total Views: 5333

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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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 christening ceremony for the vessel...

July 21, 2021
Total Views: 2743

Thursday, May 20, 2021
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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 (gCaptain) In the last fifteen years of...

May 20, 2021
Total Views: 9834

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: 4383

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: 11445

Saturday, November 21, 2020
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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: 13679

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: 740

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: 594

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: 83

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: 146

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: 71

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: 66

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: 14

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: 17

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: 60

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: 189

Thursday, August 31, 2017
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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: 36

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: 80

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: 35