Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Accidents

NTSB Publishes Safer Seas Digest 2020

The National Transportation Safety Board released Tuesday the Safer Seas Digest 2020, a compendium of the NTSB’s maritime accident investigations involving loss of life, injuries and significant property damage completed in 2020. This...

August 24, 2021
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Monday, June 21, 2021
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Defense

Watch: U.S. Navy’s New Supercarrier Undergoes Bolt-Rattling Shock Trials

The U.S. Navy’s new $13 billion aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) has completed its first scheduled “shock trials” in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday. The U.S. Navy’s...

June 21, 2021
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Thursday, September 3, 2020
USS Fitzgerald departure
Accidents

NTSB Says Navy Bridge Team Failure Caused USS Fitzgerald Collision

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has issued four safety recommendations in its 34-page final report from the agency’s years-long investigation into the 2017 collision between the guided missile destroyer...

September 3, 2020
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Monday, June 15, 2020
USS Fitzgerald departure
Defense

USS Fitzgerald Leaves Shipyard 3 Years After Fatal Collision

The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald has left a Mississippi shipyard to return to service nearly three year’s after its its fatal collision with a containership off the coast...

June 15, 2020
Total Views: 53

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Maritime News

USS Fitzgerald Returns to Sea for First Time Since 2017 Deadly Collision

The USS Fitzgerald has returned to sea for the first time in more than two and half years since its deadly collision with a containership in 2017 off the coast...

February 4, 2020
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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Maritime News

USS Fitzgerald Refloated at Ingalls Shipyard

The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) has been relaunched and is now moored pier-side at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The undocking milestone is the latest step in returning...

April 17, 2019
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Interesting

ProPublica: How the Navy’s Top Commander Botched the Highest-Profile Investigation in Years

This article is part of a series originally published by ProPublica titled "The Navy's Disaster in the Pacific: Death and Neglect in 7th Fleet", exploring the collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain.  

April 11, 2019
Total Views: 85

Monday, March 4, 2019
Vice Adm. William “Bill” Moran.
Navy

Top US Navy Admiral Says “None Of The Promised Reforms Are Complete”

by Robert Faturechi and T. Christian Miller (ProPublica) Sen. Angus King wanted some straight answers. At a Feb. 12 hearing of a panel of the Senate Armed Services Committee, he...

March 4, 2019
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Navy

USS Fitzgerald: A Warship Doomed By Its Own Navy

By T. Christian Miller, Megan Rose and Robert Faturechi (ProPublica) A little after 1:30 a.m. on June 17, 2017, Alexander Vaughan tumbled from his bunk onto the floor of his sleeping...

March 4, 2019
Total Views: 72

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
USS fitzgerald collision
Maritime News

Former USS Fitzgerald Commanding Officer Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

The former Commanding Officer of the USS Fitzgerald pleaded not guilty to charges related to last year’s collision of the U.S. Navy destroyer with a merchant ship off the coast...

July 10, 2018
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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News

After Deadly Collisions, U.S. Navy Refocuses on Leadership

By Idrees Ali NEWPORT, R.I., April 10 (Reuters) – After a pair of crashes involving U.S. Navy ships in the Asia-Pacific killed more than a dozen people last year, the...

April 10, 2018
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Friday, January 19, 2018
News

Stricken Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Arrives in U.S. for Repairs

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald arrived into Pascagoula, Mississippi on Friday where it will undergo repairs following its collision with a containership off the coast of Japan...

January 19, 2018
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Maritime News

Former U.S. Navy Commanding Officers Face Negligent Homicide Charges Over Ship Collisions

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) – The commanding officers of two U.S. Navy destroyers involved in deadly collisions last year in the Pacific Ocean face courts-martial and military criminal charges including...

January 16, 2018
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Monday, December 11, 2017
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News

Damaged USS Fitzgerald Departs Japan Aboard Heavy Lift Vessel

The U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departed its anchorage in Yokosuka Harbor, Japan over the weekend for its voyage back to the United States aboard  Dockwise’s heavy...

December 11, 2017
Total Views: 18

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Interesting

U.S. Navy’s Damaged Destroyers Rendezvous in Japan

A rather extraordinary sight to behold in Tokyo Bay today as the U.S. Navy’s two damaged destroyers, the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald, met for the first time...

December 5, 2017
Total Views: 80

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Interesting

USS Fitzgerald Returns to Base with New Damage from Heavy Lift

The departure of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) from Japan has been delayed after the destroyer was damaged by the heavy lift vessel on which it...

November 28, 2017
Total Views: 46

Saturday, November 25, 2017
Interesting

Damaged USS Fitzgerald Loaded in Japan

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) has been loaded aboard the heavy lift transport vessel Transshelf and begin her journey to Pascagoula, Mississippi for further repairs....

November 25, 2017
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Monday, November 20, 2017
Navy

U.S. Navy Rolls Out New Measures After Deadly Collisions

by Amy Sawitta Lefevre (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy has introduced new measures aimed at avoiding a repeat of two deadly crashes in the Asia Pacific region involving its warships...

November 20, 2017
Total Views: 26

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Interesting

The Navy’s Crash Course on Accountability -James Stavridis

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg View) — In 1952, on a stormy night in the North Atlantic, the aircraft carrier USS Wasp cut the highly decorated World War II destroyer USS Hobson in...

November 9, 2017
Total Views: 194

Friday, November 3, 2017
Storm at sea
Blog

US Navy Memo: Back-To-Basics OR Outdated-And-Ridiculous?

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) After reading the U.S. Naval orders for Back-to-Basics reforms and the USS Fitzgerald and USS McCain investigation reports along with expert analysis by naval experts I’ve...

November 3, 2017
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