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  • Trump: USS Ford is Ď100,000-ton message to the world'

    07/22/2017 3:48:55 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday, July 22, 2017 | Darlene Superville
    <p>NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a "100,000-ton message to the world" about America's military might when it is ultimately deployed.</p>
  • FBI investigating dirty bomb threat on ship in South Carolina

    06/14/2017 10:47:48 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 9 replies
    News ^ | Staff
    Officials with the Coast Guard say federal and state authorities are continuing to investigate a potential threat which was reported at the Wando Terminal Wednesday night. Coast Guard officials say the FBI is investigating a report of a "dirty bomb" aboard a vessel.
  • Petition at White House website to name next major U.S. Navy ship ĎUSS Deplorablesí

    12/13/2016 1:52:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Libert Unyielding ^ | 12/11/60 | Howard Portnoy
    **SNIP** That purpose was never fully realized. Yes, the announcement of the web pageís existence was followed a storm of petitions, but many of them called for Obamaís impeachment or demanded that states be permitted to secede from the union. Over the years, the aritifice, created by a man who promised falsely to oversee the most transparent administration ever, has become a monument to his naÔvetť and shortsightedness. So what was the new petition? It was a two-fer. It is a demand that the next major U.S. Navy Ship be named ďUSS The Deplorables.Ē It is meant to be in-your-face...
  • U.S. Navyís Newest Littoral Combat Ship Damaged (Again) in Panama Canal

    11/01/2016 3:53:59 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 83 replies
    gcaptain ^ | November 1, 2016 | Mike Schuler
    The U.S. Navyís newest littoral combat ship USS Montgomery has had its hull cracked for a second time after hitting a lock wall during a transit of the Panama Canal, the U.S. Navy has confirmed. The latest incident occurred Saturday, Oct. 29 during southbound transit of the Panama Canalís old locks on its way to its homeport in San Diego
  • U.S. confirms Syria-N. Korea nuke link

    09/17/2007 2:20:59 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 50 replies · 123+ views
    World Tribune ^ | Monday, September 17, 2007 | staff
    WASHINGTON ó The United States has determined that Syria has been seeking nuclear weapons from North Korea. "We do know that there are a number of foreign technicians that have been in Syria," Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Semmel said. "We do know that there may have been contact between Syria and some secret suppliers for nuclear equipment. Whether anything transpired remains to be seen." One North Korean-flagged ship, Al Hamad, arrived in the Syrian port of Tartous on Sept. 3. Three days later, the Israel Air Force attacked an unspecified target in northeastern Syria along the Euphrates...
  • A Little Girl Honks at Ship and Regrets Doing it

    10/23/2016 7:58:27 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 21, 2016 | Viral Stuff
    Hopefully this will give you a little laugh on a Sunday evening.
  • Ship found in Arctic 168 years after doomed Northwest Passage attempt

    09/12/2016 3:38:51 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sept 12, 2016 | Paul Watson in Vancouver
    The long-lost ship of British polar explorer Sir John Franklin, HMS Terror, has been found in pristine condition at the bottom of an Arctic bay, researchers have said, in a discovery that challenges the accepted history behind one of polar explorationís deepest mysteries. HMS Terror and Franklinís flagship, HMS Erebus, were abandoned in heavy sea ice far to the north of the eventual wreck site in 1848, during the Royal Navy explorerís doomed attempt to complete the Northwest Passage.
  • Navy to Name Ship After Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk

    07/28/2016 12:39:41 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 161 replies
    USNI ^ | 7/27/16
    The Navy is set to name a ship after the gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a Congressional notification obtained by USNI News.
  • Real Viking Ship Completes North Atlantic Crossing

    06/30/2016 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 44 replies
    GCaptain.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | GCaptain Staff
    The worldís largest viking ship has arrived in North America after crossing the North Atlantic Ocean on a journey from its homeport in Haugesund, Norway. The Viking ship, named Draken Harald HŚrfagre, set sail from Norway with its approximately 32 crew members in late April and made stops in Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland, Canada, before making its way through the Saint Lawrence Seaway to Toronto for the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2016 festival this weekend. Future stops for the Viking ship include Chicago, Green Bay and Duluth, before heading to U.S. east coast with stops in New York City...
  • World's biggest cruise ship to take to seas for first time

    03/10/2016 12:05:21 PM PST · by Red Badger · 88 replies
    www.thelocal.fr ^ | 10 Mar 2016 10:25 GMT+01:00 | Staff
    A cruise liner longer than the Eiffel Tower and 100 metres longer than the Titanic will set sail from a French port for the first time on Thursday. Harmony of the Seas will leave the western port of Saint Nazaire on Thursday afternoon and, if all goes well, not return until Sunday morning. The purpose of the voyage is mainly to test the power on the boat and how well it manoeuvres, which, given it weighs some 227,000 tonnes and measures 362 metres in length, will be interesting to see. There will be no passengers on board during the test...
  • Philippines impounds North Korean ship under UN sanctions

    03/05/2016 4:49:22 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 1 replies
    The Philippines said on Saturday it had impounded a North Korean vessel in response to tough new United Nations sanctions introduced in response to Pyongyang's recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests. The 6,830-tonne cargo ship Jin Teng will not be allowed to leave Subic port, northeast of the capital Manila, where it had been docked for three days and its crew will be deported, presidential spokesman Manolo Quezon said on state-run radio station Radyo ng Bayan. It was the first reported case of the sanctions -- the toughest to date, which were adopted late Wednesday by the UN Security Council...
  • Freighter Hits Famous ‚ÄėOld Evripos Bridge‚Äô in Greece VIDEO

    01/12/2016 1:49:02 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 15 replies
    gcaptain.com ^ | 01/11/16 | Mike Schuler
    Some spectator video shows the Greek freighter Olga M bang its way through the old Evripos Bridge in Chalcis, Greece. According to reports, neither the bridge or vessel sustained significant damage in the incident, although after watching the video I find that hard to believe.
  • GAO says more testing needed on new ships coming to Mayport

    12/28/2015 5:02:09 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 3 replies
    WOKV ^ | 12/28/15 | Stephanie Brown
    Jacksonville, FL -Big questions are surfacing about the capabilities of a new Navy ship that will play an integral role in the future of Naval Station Mayport.
  • Translation and Launch of Ralph Johnson (DDG 114)

    12/16/2015 4:15:04 PM PST · by Islander7 · 6 replies
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Dec. 15, 2015)‚ÄĒHuntington Ingalls Industries‚Äô (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), the company‚Äôs 30th Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer, on Saturday. (Super cool time lapse video of the launch.) ‚ÄúThe last week of translating this quality ship across land and then launching it from our drydock is no small task, and our shipbuilders accomplished it in a very efficient manner,‚ÄĚ said George Nungesser, Ingalls‚Äô DDG 51 program manager. ‚ÄúAll crafts and personnel making up this DDG shipbuilding crew have performed very well, and we were able to launch DDG 114 ahead of schedule....
  • Littoral Combat Ships‚Äô Mine-Hunting Drones Can‚Äôt Find Mines, Pentagon Finds

    12/12/2015 5:18:54 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 23 replies
    gcaptain.com ^ | 12/12/15 | bloomberg
    (Bloomberg) ‚ÄĒ The U.S. Navy‚Äôs new Littoral Combat Ship would be ineffective at hunting for mines because an underwater drone made by Lockheed Martin Corp. that‚Äôs supposed to find them often fails to work, the Pentagon‚Äôs weapons-testing office found.
  • NTSB: El Faro Wreck Missing Bridge and Voyage Data Recorder

    11/05/2015 6:36:36 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 28 replies
    gcaptain ^ | November 3, 2015 | Mike Schuler
    A major disappointment announced today in the investigation into the El Faro sinking with the NTSB now saying that the wreck of the ship was discovered with the navigation bridge missing and no sign of the Voyage Data Recorder (VDR).
  • El Faro‚Äôs LNG-Powered Replacement Arrives in Jacksonville

    11/04/2015 2:03:33 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 9 replies
    gcaptain ^ | November 3, 2015 | Mike Schuler
    The TOTE Maritime LNG-powered newbuild MV Isla Bella arrived at its new homeport in Jacksonville, Florida late Monday night following a roughly two week trip from San Diego where the vessel was constructed.
  • Worldís Largest Containership Also Sets Record for Largest Engine Ever

    10/28/2015 1:40:54 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 42 replies
    gcaptain ^ | November 20, 2014 | Mike Shuler
    With a capacity to carry 19,000 TEUs, the recently named MV CSCL Globe is the worldís largest containership by cargo capacity. But thatís not all itís known for. The newbuild for China Shipping Container Lines is also noteworthy for being powered by what is physically the largest engine ever constructed.
  • El Faro Search Ended At Sunset

    10/07/2015 8:55:00 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | Wednesday October 7, 2015 | Mariano Castillo, Holly Yan, Eliott C. McLaughlin and Steve Almasy
    "The U.S. Coast Guard said it called off its nearly weeklong search for the missing mariners of the El Faro at sunset Wednesday."
  • Petroglyph in Spain Marks when Atlantic and Mediterranean Cultures Met

    10/06/2015 6:17:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    popular-archaeology.com ^ | Mon, Oct 05, 2015 | Staff
    Bronze Age rock carving depicts a Mediterranean style boat. Above: A graphic representation of the Auga dos Cebros petroglyph, showing the obvious boat feature at the bottom. This image is a screenshot of the same as depicted in the YouTube video (see below). =================================================================================================================== A unique petroglyph discovered near the Atlantic coast of northern Spain has provided evidence that contacts between ancient Atlantic cultures and contemporaneous cultures of the Mediterranean were earlier and perhaps more intense than previously thought. The rock art panel, located in the Costa dos Castros region and known as Auga dos Cebros, depicts a boat with...