11 Injured in Fire Aboard Amphib USS Iwo Jima
NOAA Plans to Stop Producing Traditional Paper Charts
USCG Faces Questions Over Handling of NTSB Recommendations
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11 Injured in Fire Aboard Amphib USS Iwo Jima

The amphib USS Iwo Jima suffered a fire late Thursday night while the ship was moored at Naval Station Mayport, Florida for a maintenance availability.  Sailors aboard Iwo Jima reported smoke in a cargo hold at about 2345 hours, and an investigation identified the...

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NOAA Plans to Stop Producing Traditional Paper Charts

On Friday, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Coast Survey ...

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USCG Faces Questions Over Handling of NTSB Recommendations

In a House subcommittee hearing on Thursday, the head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board's Marine Safety Office critiqued the U.S. Coast Guard's willingness to tighten safety ...

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Tests Demonstrate the Potential of Autonomous Survey Drones

Last month, the NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson integrated and operated a DriX...

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Red Ensign Group Warns of Superyacht Crew Welfare Issues

The Red Ensign Group (REG) will be bringing a focus on yacht crew welfare to the upcoming Superyacht Forum in Amsterdam next week. A REG-led seminar on Monday will look at all aspects of crewing, i...

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Solo Sailor Calls for Help Three Times During Transpacific Crossing

The U.S. Coast Guard and two AMVER vessels helped a 78-year-old man aboard a homemade sailing vessel at multiple points during a five-month journey across the Pacific Ocean. On October 29...

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Subsidy Reductions Hit New Trans-Eurasian "Silk Road" Railroad

Now that a reduction of Chinese subsidies for trans-Eurasian rail freight have been more or less announced, will the New Silk Road container-by-rail line prove to be a bubble? Or is it here to stay...

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U.S. Navy Tests Out Exoskeleton Technology

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport is looking to take a load off the shoulders of the Navy's sailors and civilian workforce by testing out everyday applications for exos...

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The Legacy of Georgia's Tybee Island Light

[Written by Walter T. Ham IV] Tybee Island Light, the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Georgia, guides mariners into the Savannah River and welcomes visitors to this resort desti...

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Op-Ed: America's Feeble Indo-Pacific Strategy

[By Brahma Chellaney] With the global geopolitical centre of gravity shifting towards Asia, a pluralistic, rules-based Indo-Pacific order is more important than ever, including f...

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U.S. Coast Guard Interdicts Semi-Sub Carrying $70M in Cocaine

On October 23, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane intercepted a suspected semi-submersible smuggling vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean and seize...

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Considering Cuts to the U.S. Marine Corps' Infantry Force

[By Walker D. Mills] The Marine Corps must change in order to survive. Thankfully, senior leaders in the Marine Corps and the Navy through the Commandant of the Marine Corps and ...

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