Thursday, November 2, 2017
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U.S. Navy Orders Back-to-Basics Reforms After Deadly Collisions

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy announced a series of systemic reforms on Thursday aimed at restoring basic naval skills and

November 2, 2017
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Interesting

Navy Collisions Report – The Error Chain Is Broken

A myth persists in the maritime industry, a myth nearly as persistent as the Kraken, Flying Dutchman or Nessie. Like all good myths, this one has some basis in

November 2, 2017
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Sunday, September 24, 2017
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Maritime News

Navy to Change USS Fitzgerald’s Homeport to Pascagoula

The U.S. Navy has announced that the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) will be changing homeport from Yokosuka, Japan to Pascagoula, Mississippi

September 24, 2017
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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Senator McCain Urges End to 100-Hour Work Weeks in Navy After Collisions

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Senator John McCain called on Tuesday for an immediate stop to U.S. sailors working over 100 hours a week as top

September 19, 2017
Total Views: 57

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Mattis To Review Navy Accidents

by Idrees Ali (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday that he was working to see if there was a link between a spate of recent

September 19, 2017
Total Views: 2

Monday, September 18, 2017
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U.S. Navy Fires Two More Commanders After Warship Accidents

WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy dismissed two senior officers on Monday after a series of collisions involving Seventh Fleet warships in

September 18, 2017
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Sunday, September 17, 2017
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John McCain Blames Navy And Congress For Lack Of Training

By Ben Brody (Bloomberg) Following a series of deadly accidents, Senator John McCain on Sunday renewed his calls to address what he described as a U.S. failure

September 17, 2017
Total Views: 8

Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Ball Diamond Ball – The U.S. Navy’s Failure To Reorient To Danger

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Collision avoidance requires all members of a bridge team to have certain traits. Observation skills, quick thinking,

September 14, 2017
Total Views: 141

Thursday, September 7, 2017
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Over a Third of U.S. Navy Ships in Pacific Lack Training Certification -Watchdog

WASHINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) – A U.S. government watchdog said on Thursday that more than a third of U.S. Navy ships based out of Japan had expired

September 7, 2017
Total Views: 26

Monday, August 28, 2017
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A King’s Orders To The U.S. Navy

The mark of a great shiphandler is never getting into situations that require great shiphandling. Admiral Ernest King, USN by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain)

August 28, 2017
Total Views: 652

Friday, August 25, 2017
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Navy Awards $3.1 Million Heavy Lift Contract for USS Fitzgerald Transport

The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command has awarded a $3.1 million firm, fixed-price contract for the heavy lift of the USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62). Patriot

August 25, 2017
Total Views: 21

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U.S. Navy Provides Details of Surface Fleet Review In Wake of ‘Disturbing Trend’ of Accidents

The U.S. Navy has provided details of a comprehensive review of the Navy’s global surface fleet operations after the destroyers USS Fitzgerald and John

August 25, 2017
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Maritime News

USS Fitzgerald Headed to Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula for Repairs

U.S. defense contractor Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced Wednesday that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been selected to repair the

August 23, 2017
Total Views: 19

Maritime News

In Wake of Incidents, U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet Commander Relieved Due to Loss of Confidence

The U.S. Navy has relieved the commander of the Seventh Fleet, Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command. The removal

August 23, 2017
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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Separate But Equal – A Look At Officer Training In The US Navy And Merchant Marine

This article originally appeared in the January 2008 publication of the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings and is republished now in the

August 22, 2017
Total Views: 402

Monday, August 21, 2017
Vice Adm. William “Bill” Moran.
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Red Over Red, The Failure Of U.S. Navy Leadership

“You gotta challenge all assumptions. If you don’t, what is doctrine on day one becomes dogma forever after.” Colonel John Boyd, USAF By Captain John

August 21, 2017
Total Views: 391

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U.S. Navy Announces Fleet-Wide Probe In Wake of Major Accidents

By Fathin Ungku and David Brunnstrom SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy announced on Monday a fleet-wide probe and plans for

August 21, 2017
Total Views: 18

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US Navy Loss Of The USS Guardian, 2 Patrol Boats, USS Fitzgerald and USS McCain. Why Does The List Keeps Going?

By CDR Joe Tenaglia, USN (Ret) – Four ships in four years – not to mention USS Antietam grounding and the USS Fitzgerald collision –

August 21, 2017
Total Views: 77

Friday, August 18, 2017
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U.S. Navy, Citing Poor Seamanship, Removes Commanders of USS Fitzgerald Over Deadly Collision

The commanding officer, executive officer and command master chief of the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) were relieved of their duties by

August 18, 2017
Total Views: 45

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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USS Fitzgerald Officers to Be Relieved of Command

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – About a dozen U.S. sailors are expected to face punishment for a collision in June between the USS

August 17, 2017
Total Views: 31