Norwegian Frigate Intentionally Grounded Collision with Oil Tanker

Update: AIS animation shows the collision between Sola TS and KNM Helge Ingstad. By Terje Solsvik and Ole Petter Skonnord OSLO, Nov 8 (Reuters) - An oil tanker and a Norwegian navy frigate collided off Norway's west coast on Thursday, injuring eight people and triggering the temporary shutdown of a North Sea crude export terminal, Norway's top gas processing plant and … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Sailor Dies in Small Boat Accident in Red Sea

A U.S. Navy sailor assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) died Sunday from injuries sustained while conducting small boat operations July 8, the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet said in a statement. The sailor was medically evacuated to a hospital in Aqaba, Jordan, and was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.m., local time, the statement … [Read more...]

How To Avoid A Naval Cold War In The High North

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg) In the classic Cold War novel (and fine 1965 film) "The Bedford Incident," a U.S. destroyer on a NATO mission tangles with a Soviet submarine in the frigid waters near the Arctic Circle. Mayhem ensues in a tautly described set of interactions that lead the world to the brink of nuclear war. Today, as we watch U.S. and Russia continue to … [Read more...]

Japan’s Navy Appoints First Female Squadron Commander

by Nobuhiro Kubo (Reuters) - Japan’s navy on Tuesday appointed the first woman to command a warship squadron, including the flagship Izumo helicopter carrier, as it tries to lure more females to make up for a dearth of male recruits in graying Japan. Ryoko Azuma, will command four ships with a combined crew of 1,000, of which only 30 are women, that make up the Maritime Self … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Unveils New Logo and Tagline, “Forged by the Sea”

The U.S. Navy has unveiled a new logo and tagline as part of a new, multifaceted branding campaign aimed at attracting a new generation of recruits to the service. The new branding campaign will be officially launched this Saturday during the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, with the first TV commercial featuring the new material airing on CBS during the second … [Read more...]