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  • U.S. Army to Divest a Majority of its Watercraft and Maritime Capability

    01/15/2019 10:52:01 AM PST · by rockinqsranch · 23 replies
    gcaptain ^ | January 14, 2019 | Michael Carr
    "U.S. Army Maritime capabilities will be radically reduced this year as the service deactivates and divests itself of numerous vessels, watercraft equipment, watercraft systems, Soldiers, and Units. At least eighteen (18) of its 35 Landing Craft Utility (LCU) will be sold off or transferred to the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO). Landing Craft Utility (LCU), a versatile 174- foot landing craft capable of carrying 500 tons of cargo, personnel and containers, is the workhorse of the Army Watercraft field."
  • Crab boat 'featured on Deadliest Catch capsizes in treacherous Oregon waters, killing all three crew

    01/11/2019 12:56:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 9,2019 | Lauren Fruen
    Three fishermen have died after their crab boat capsized in the the treacherous Oregon waters featured on the TV show Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove. The US Coast Guard say the vessel was crossing the dangerous Yaquina Bay bar in 14 foot waves on Tuesday night when the tragedy unfolded.
  • True-life treasure hunt that turned into a comic book

    12/23/2018 4:09:27 PM PST · by csvset · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 Dec 2018 | James Babcock
    When Spanish civil servants got wind that someone was sweeping up the priceless treasure of a 200-year-old frigate from the ocean floor, it triggered a real-life escapade full of naval pursuits and secret airlifts - like something from a comic book adventure. And that is what it has now become, after one of those suit-and-tie sleuths convinced Spain's best-known graphic novelist that together they should tell the tale of the modern-day treasure hunt. In 1804, a British fleet opened fire on the Spanish ship Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, causing the death of 250 people of the 300 on board...
  • Woman dies in fall from cruise ship balcony, victim identified

    11/19/2018 9:33:43 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Authorities say the woman who died on board a cruise ship fell off a 14th-story balcony to her death. An investigation is now underway to determine if she was pushed over the railing. The FBI is leading the investigation after the Princess Cruises ship returned to Fort Lauderdale Saturday. According to local news in Aruba, the woman fell after arguing with a man and landed on a lifeboat. ABC News confirmed the identity of the victim as 52-year-old Almarosa Tenorio, who was on a vacation with her husband. They say he is not a suspect in her death.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Grand jury indicts captain of Missouri tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people,

    11/08/2018 10:01:01 AM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/8/18 | Snejana Farberov
    Full title.............BREAKING NEWS: Grand jury indicts captain of Missouri tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people, including nine from a single Indiana family............A federal grand jury has decided to bring charges against the captain of a Missouri tourist boat that sank in July and killed 17 people, including nine people from one Indiana family. The federal indictment released Thursday charges 51-year-old Kenneth Scott McKee with 17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ship’s officer, resulting in death. Each of the charges carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
  • Norwegian warship at risk of sinking after collision with oil tanker

    11/08/2018 6:43:24 AM PST · by Gamecock · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/8/2018
    A Norwegian warship was heavily damaged in a collision with a Maltese oil tanker in the North Sea off the coast of Norway. According to Norwegian media reports Thursday, the frigate is in danger of sinking after sustaining heavy damage. The oil tanker is reportedly undamaged. Several reports confirmed that all 137 crew on the navy ship were evacuated but seven have been treated for minor injuries. "The armed forces is now reviewing all the means available in the region to assist the KNM Helge Ingstad (the damaged warship)," Lieutenant Colonel Ivar Moen told AFP. According to the website Marine...
  • SOS: President Trump champions bill, saying its time to Save our Seas

    10/11/2018 8:29:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | Oct 11, 2018 | Jacquie Kubin
    WASHINGTON: Something should have been done by previous administrations, but they ignored it. The problem of plastic in our oceans has been left to fester to unmanageable effect. Saying that over eight millions tons of garbage, plastic, is dumped into our oceans, the President says Save our Seas is an effort to clean the plastic out. No other political leader, not in the U.S. or any other country, is willing to stand up for the oceans. The Save Our Seas Act, an important bill which reauthorizes and amends the Marine Debris Act, will act to promote international action to reduce...
  • US warship sails by contested island chain in South China Sea in message to Beijing, official says

    09/30/2018 7:10:25 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 22 replies
    fox ^ | 09/30/2018 | Louis Tomlinson
    A U.S. warship sailed Sunday near two contested Chinese man-made islands in the South China Sea, the location where Beijing has built up military fortifications despite a pledge not to do so, a U.S. defense official told Fox News.
  • Lake Victoria, Tanzania: Hundreds feared missing as ferry capsizes

    09/20/2018 11:52:47 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/20/18
    Hundreds of people are feared missing after a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria in north Tanzania. A local official told the BBC five people have died and 102 have been rescued, but another said that the vessel was overloaded with more than 400 people on board. The MV Nyerere ferry overturned near the shore between the islands of Ukora and Bugolora. Locals have joined with emergency teams in rescue efforts. The Tanzanian government has confirmed the ferry capsized but exact figures for those on board are yet to be confirmed. "We pray to God to give us hope in...
  • Syrian regime accidentally shoots down Russian military plane

    09/17/2018 10:48:04 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 26 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.