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  • Syrian regime accidentally shoots down Russian military plane

    09/17/2018 10:48:04 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 8:07 PM ET, Mon September 17, 2018 | Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne
    (CNN)A Russian maritime patrol aircraft with multiple personnel on board was inadvertently shot down by Syrian regime anti-aircraft artillery on Monday after the Syrians came under attack by Israeli missiles, according to a US official with knowledge of the incident The US official said the regime was actually trying to stop a barrage of Israeli missiles. A second official confirmed that Israel was responsible for the missile strikes on the Syrian regime. The Russian state news agency TASS reported that a Russian IL-20 military aircraft with 14 personnel on board disappeared over the Mediterranean on Monday. According to TASS, the...
  • The Jones Act And Duncan Hunter – A Rebuttal

    09/10/2018 11:58:46 AM PDT · by fishtank · 25 replies
    gCaptain ^ | 9-9-18 | Sal Mercogliano
    The Jones Act And Duncan Hunter – A Rebuttal September 9, 2018 by Salvatore R. Mercogliano (Editorial) Opponents of the American Maritime Industry and the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, known as the Jones Act, have new ammunition in their assault against this sector and legislation and it is Congressman Duncan Hunter. There is absolutely no defense for the actions taken by Congressman Hunter and he should be made accountable. However, his actions are not the responsibility of the American merchant marine or maritime sector.
  • Kayaker Killed in Collision With Boat in Marina del Rey

    09/04/2018 7:35:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    ktla ^ | , September 3, 2018, by | Brian Day and Kimberly Cheng,
    People in a nearby fishing boat noticed the crash and called for help. They also flagged down the boat operator who hit her, officials stated. "I just hope there wasn’t some chemicals or intoxication involved given it’s a holiday weekend," area resident Juan Barrera said. The boat was believed to be an "approximately 50-foot power vessel," sheriff's Lt. Deryl Walker told the Los Angeles Times. The operator of the boat, along with a woman who was on board, were cooperating with law enforcement, authorities said. Furthermore, there was no evidence of a crime, according to officials.
  • Ship carrying US soybeans circles outside China for month after tariffs

    08/09/2018 5:39:02 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/8/18 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    A cargo ship carrying American soybean exports has reportedly been stuck in the Pacific Ocean off China for a month after failing to arrive at the country before a 25 percent tariff on the good was implemented. The Peak Pegasus had rushed to sail from the U.S. to China last month, ahead of the tariff start date of July 6. But The Guardian reported Wednesday that the ship arrived just past the deadline, and has been stuck outside China since. The ship is owned by JP Morgan Asset Management, while the cargo belongs to global merchant Louis Dreyfus, The Guardian...
  • Summer Sea Ice Is Causing Havoc for Shipping in the Arctic

    07/03/2018 1:57:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2018 | James Delingpole
    Summer sea ice is causing havoc for shipping in the Arctic. This is the same Arctic sea ice that climate change experts predicted would have vanished by 2013. According to the Barents Observer: It is late June, but the winter has not abandoned the Gulf of Ob. The shallow bay, which houses two of Russia’s biggest Arctic out-shipment terminals for oil and gas, remains packed with fast ice. It has created a complicated situation, Rosatomflot says. The state company which manages the Russian nuclear-powered icebreakers, confirms that independent shipping in the area is «paralysed» and that LNG carriers and tankers...
  • VIDEO: Missile Explodes During German Frigate Training Exercise; Incident Similar to 2015 U.S. ...

    06/28/2018 8:50:42 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    USNI News ^ | June 27, 2018 | Sam LaGrone
    June 21, 2018 explosion of an SM-2 Block IIIA over the German frigate FGS Sachsen (F 219) New video and photos released this week show the extent of the damage on a German frigate following an apparent missile explosion last week during a training event off the coast of Norway. FGS Sachsen (F 219) was operating with FGS Lübeck (F 214) near the Arctic Circle when it attempted to fire a Standard Missile (SM) 2 Block IIIA as part of the exercise, the service said in a release. The footage, presumably shot from Lübeck, shows an explosion after just departing...
  • Coast Guard warns mariners of no offshore radio communications along South Florida coast

    06/27/2018 5:34:39 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 69 replies
    U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 06/27/2018 06:19 PM EDT MIAMI — Coast Guard Sector Miami reported a loss of radio communication capability Wednesday. The Coast Guard cannot monitor radio traffic offshore and is urging mariners to use extreme caution throughout the Miami Captain of the Port Zone, which includes the ports and waterways surrounding Fort Pierce, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and the Miami areas. Mariners are reminded to check all safety equipment, carry a fully charged cell phone, and file a float plan with a friend or family member before getting underway. If in distress, mariners should...
  • Freak Accident of Chemistry Sunk Russia's Aircraft-Killer Submarine

    06/24/2018 7:41:31 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 33 replies
    National Interest ^ | Jun 24, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    Kursk had suffered two massive explosions and sank in 354 feet of water at a twenty-degree vertical angle. An explosion had ripped through the front of the hull, tearing a terrible gash along the upper bow. Still, at least twenty-three of the 118 crew had survived the sinking, as a note penned by one of the ship’s senior officers, Lt. Capt. Dmitri Kolesnikov, indicated. The note was dated exactly two hours after the initial explosion. Rescue efforts by Russian—and later British and Norwegian—teams failed to rescue the survivors. A Russian inquiry into the accident concluded that one of the Kursk’s...
  • Boeing's robot submarine is back roaming off the California coast

    06/23/2018 10:24:40 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    LA Times ^ | 23 June 2018 | SAMANTHA MASUNAGA
    The 51-foot-long, yellow and grey autonomous undersea vehicle is being designed to glide just beneath the waves or along the ocean floor for months at a time with little to no contact with human operators. Boeing has said Echo Voyager can reach a maximum depth of 11,000 feet, with a top speed of about 9 mph. The drone runs on a hybrid electric-battery/marine diesel system; its diesel generator will kick in when the battery runs low. It periodically resurfaces to snorkel depth to recharge.
  • US Navy warships in ‘serious incident’ with China after sailing into disputed waters

    05/27/2018 10:55:52 AM PDT · by Mariner · 67 replies
    The Scottish Sun ^ | May 27th, 2018 | By Patrick Knox
    CHINESE warships have confronted US Navy vessels today in what has been described as a “serious incident”. The tense naval drama unfolded after the American warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China. The presence of the US warships was slammed by Beijing just as President Donald Trump seeks to make peace with North Korea to avoid a serious war breaking out. The operation in the South China Sea was the latest bid to counter what Washington condemns as brazen efforts to take control of the strategical important seas. The hotly contested region is also rich in fossil...
  • Coast Guard searching for cruise passenger who fell overboard

    05/22/2018 9:55:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2018 | 7:45pm | Alexandra Deabler, Fox News
    The man, identified as Brian Lamonds of Greensboro, NC, was reported missing Tuesday morning as the ship was sailing from Tampa to Key West. The Coast Guard was notified of the missing guest and is conducting a search, Carnival Cruise said in a statement to Fox News. … Coast Guard Key West watch was notified of the missing passenger around 10 a.m. and sent out a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, an Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo to aid in the search.
  • Denmark's Maersk Tankers ends Iran shipping after renewed US sanctions

    05/17/2018 9:43:01 AM PDT · by Salman · 10 replies
    The Local (Denmark) ^ | 17 May 2018 | AFP/The Local
    Danish shipping group Maersk Tankers on Thursday said it would cease its activities in Iran due to the US decision to leave a landmark nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions against Tehran. Maersk Tankers would honour customer agreements entered into before May 8th, but then wind them down by November 4th, "as required by the reimposed US sanctions," the company told AFP. The group said it "has been transporting cargoes for customers in and out of Iran on a limited basis," without providing precise figures for its activities.
  • Missing sub rumored to have brought Nazis to South America discovered

    04/19/2018 10:55:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    nypost.com ^ | April 18, 2018 | 1:08pm | By Jon Lockett, The Sun
    The missing submarine was found off the coast of Denmark. Sea War Museum Jutland _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A missing German submarine said to have taken the defeated Nazi leadership to South America has been discovered after being lost at sea for nearly 73 years. The U-3523 was one of Hitler’s Type XXI submarines – a new and highly advanced design which came too late to stop an allied victory. It was the first class of U-boats designed to sail submerged for a prolonged period of time and had a range which allowed it to sail non-stop to South America. The U-3523...
  • 1340 PERISH AS TITANIC SINKS; ONLY 886, MOSTLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN, RESCUED

    04/16/2018 7:14:32 AM PDT · by NRx · 31 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | April 16, 1912 | NY Tribune
    SURVIVORS EIGHT HOURS IN BOATS- CROWDS BESIEGE WHITE STAR OFFICE- Wireless From Olympic's Captain Gives News and Weeping Women gather at White Star Offices to Learn Fate of Relatives- Vincent Astor Seeks News- On Early Bulletin Two of Straus Family Started for Halifax to Meet Mr. And Mrs. Isidor Straus. Line Officials Only Able to Tell Inquirers That but 675 of 2200 Were Saved- No Word From Virginian or Parisian Which Vice-President Franklin Hopes Saved Others- Disaster Greatest in History if Hope is Unfounded- Captain Believed to Have Gone Down at His Post of Duty
  • Qatar Is Getting This Unique Amphibious 'Mother Ship' And Radar Picket Vessel Mash Up

    03/19/2018 8:24:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Drive ^ | MARCH 19, 2018 | BY JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has unveiled a model and artwork of a unique multi-role amphibious ship it is building for the Qatari Navy. Still in the grips of a simmering diplomatic spat with its neighbors, and under a physical and economic blockade, Qatar expects the vessel, along with four other Italian-made corvettes, will significantly expand its naval capabilities in the region. Fincantieri offered a closer look at the designs for the Qatari landing platform dock, or LPD, and corvettes at the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition & Conference, or DIMDEX, earlier in March 2018. In June 2016, Qatar signed the initial...
  • Container Fire Reported On U.S.-Flagged Maersk Kensington in Gulf of Aden

    03/16/2018 9:10:03 AM PDT · by fishtank · 18 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 16, 2018 by Mike Schuler | March 16, 2018 by Mike Schuler
    "A fire has been reported in a below-deck container on board the U.S.-flag containership Maersk Kensington in the eastern Gulf of Aden, the second such incident to hit a Maersk Line vessel in recent weeks. "
  • USS John McCain’s ‘sudden turn’ led to deadly collision that killed 10 sailors

    03/08/2018 7:26:42 AM PST · by DFG · 86 replies
    Reuters via NY Post ^ | 03/08/2018 | Reuters
    A US guided missile destroyer’s deadly collision with an oil tanker near Singapore in 2017 was caused by “a sudden turn” made by the warship that put it in the path of the commercial vessel, said a report by the Singapore government Thursday. The collision on Aug. 21, which killed 10 sailors and was one of a handful of incidents in the Asia Pacific region involving US Navy warships, raised questions about Navy training and led to the removal of a number of officers. “The collision between the USS John S McCain (JSM) and Alnic MC (AM) as they were...
  • Newly commissioned USS Little Rock stuck in Montreal, Canada for the winter

    01/21/2018 2:38:19 PM PST · by Taipei · 73 replies
    CTV News ^ | January 21, 2018 | Canadian Press
    MONTREAL -- A newly commissioned Navy warship will be wintering in Montreal after its journey to Florida was interrupted by cold and ice. A Navy spokeswoman says the USS Little Rock was commissioned in Buffalo on Dec. 16 and was expected to make its way to its home port in Mayport, Fla. Instead, the 118-metre Freedom-variant vessel has been moored in Montreal since Christmas Eve due to unusually heavy ice conditions. Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson says the Navy has now decided to leave the ship in place until the winter weather improves. While there's no departure date scheduled, she says...
  • USS Little Rock Stuck in Montreal, Ship Might Not Leave Until Spring (iced in)

    01/20/2018 6:28:55 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 66 replies
    USNI news ^ | 1/19/18 | Ben Werner
    USS Little Rock (LCS-9), the latest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship to join the fleet, is iced in on the St. Lawrence Seaway in Montreal and doesn’t plan to move until the Spring thaw. “Significant weather conditions prevented the ship from departing Montreal earlier this month and icy conditions continue to intensify,” a Navy spokesperson told USNI News. “The temperatures in Montreal and throughout the transit area have been colder than normal, and included near-record low temperatures, which created significant and historical conditions in the late December, early January timeframe.” A sustained blast of Arctic air that extended from late December...
  • Navy files homicide charges against commanders of 2 ships in deadly crashes

    01/16/2018 4:49:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Two Navy commanders will face negligent homicide charges related to the deadly crashes of two ships off Asia last year, the Navy announced Tuesday. The decision to file charges against service members of the USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S. McCain were decided by Adm. Frank Caldwell, who was given the authority and examined the evidence of what caused the collisions, according to Navy spokesman Capt. Greg Hicks. Former Cmdr. Bryce Benson of the USS Fitzgerald and former Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez of the USS John S. McCain are among those charged...