Thursday, October 5, 2017
News

USS John S. McCain to Be Repaired in Japan

The U.S. Navy will repair the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) at the U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility-Japan Regional Maintenance Center in Yokosuka, Japan. Repairs will begin...

October 5, 2017
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
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News

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 Navy leaders struggled...

September 19, 2017
Total Views: 52

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis
Defense

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 military...

September 19, 2017
Total Views: 2

Monday, September 18, 2017
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News

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 Asia, citing a loss of confidence...

September 18, 2017
Total Views: 3

Sunday, September 17, 2017
Navy

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 during the past...

September 17, 2017
Total Views: 7

Thursday, September 14, 2017
RAM Nav Lights - Navy Ship Restricted In Ability To Maneuver
Blog

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, intuition, pattern recognition and the ability to make...

September 14, 2017
Total Views: 137

Thursday, September 7, 2017
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News

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 warfare training certifications,...

September 7, 2017
Total Views: 24

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
News

U.S. Navy to Haul Damaged Destroyer John S. McCain to Japan for Damage Assessment

The U.S. Navy is planning to haul the damaged guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain to its ship repair facility in Yokosuka, Japan where damage assessments will continue to...

September 6, 2017
Total Views: 5

Monday, August 28, 2017
Blog

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) Could a simple bit of advice...

August 28, 2017
Total Views: 626

Sunday, August 27, 2017
USS McCain's Lost Sailors
Collision

Navy Recovers Remains of All Missing USS John S. McCain Sailors

By Fathin Ungku (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy on Monday confirmed recovery of the remains of all 10 sailors killed after the warship USS John S. McCain collided with a...

August 27, 2017
Total Views: 29

Friday, August 25, 2017
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News

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 S. McCain were both involved in...

August 25, 2017
Total Views: 11

Thursday, August 24, 2017
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News

U.S. Navy Suspends Search for Missing John S. McCain Sailors; IDs 1 Dead and 9 Missing

By Aradhana Aravindan SINGAPORE, Aug 24 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy on Thursday suspended wider search and rescue operations for sailors missing after the warship USS John S. McCain collided...

August 24, 2017
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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 of the...

August 23, 2017
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Interesting

USS John S. McCain Collision: AIS Animation Shows Tanker’s Track During Collision

Here is a look at the AIS track of the oil tanker Alnic MC showing Monday’s collision with the U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain.  The AIS data and...

August 22, 2017
Total Views: 123

USS John S McCain arrives in singapore
Maritime News

CNN Reports USS John S. McCain Lost Steering Prior to Collision

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain may have suffered a loss of steering prior to its collision with a merchant tanker near Singapore on Monday, a U.S. Navy official...

August 22, 2017
Total Views: 56

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Blog

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 wake of the recent collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and USS John...

August 22, 2017
Total Views: 393

News

Chinese Paper Says U.S. Navy a Hazard to Shipping

BEIJING, Aug 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. navy’s latest collision at sea, the fourth in its Pacific fleet this year, shows it is becoming an increasing risk to shipping in...

August 22, 2017
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News

Some Remains Found in USS John S. McCain as Search for Missing Sailors Continues – UPDATE

The remains of some of the 10 missing USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailors were discovered today by divers performing recovery operations inside the guided-missile destroyer, the U.S. Navy’s Pacific...

August 22, 2017
Total Views: 43

Monday, August 21, 2017
Vice Adm. William “Bill” Moran.
Collision

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 Konrad (gCaptain) Last week the...

August 21, 2017
Total Views: 381

Interesting

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 temporary halts in operations to focus on...

August 21, 2017
Total Views: 17