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Red Over Red, The Failure Of U.S. Navy Leadership

News from gCaptain - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 20:38

“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 Secretary of the U.S. Navy released a 41 page inquiry report on the “Deaths of Seven Sailors Aboard The USS Fitzgerald” alongside comments from the […]

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Search Continues for Missing USS John S. McCain Sailors

News from gCaptain - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 20:30

An international search will continue Tuesday for 10 missing sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain following Monday’s collision with an oil tanker near Singapore, the U.S. Navy said Monday night. Aircraft from the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) will continue search efforts Aug. 22 with help from the Royal Malaysian […]

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U.S. Navy Announces Fleet-Wide Probe In Wake of Major Accidents

News from gCaptain - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:43

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 safety, as it searched for 10 sailors missing after the fourth major accident in the U.S. Pacific fleet this year. The guided-missile destroyer John S. […]

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US Navy Loss Of The USS Guardian, 2 Patrol Boats, USS Fitzgerald and USS McCain. Why Does The List Keeps Going?

News from gCaptain - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:30

By CDR Joe Tenaglia, USN (Ret) – Four ships in four years – not to mention USS Antietam grounding and the USS Fitzgerald collision – apparently due to breakdowns in seamanship, something is wrong. Having served for a combined 36 years in the Navy and the civilian Military Sealift Command, I have had the opportunity […]

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USS John S. McCain Arrives in Singapore After Collision; Photos Show Extent of Damage

News from gCaptain - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 08:41

Update: Search Continues for Missing John S. McCain Sailors The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain arrived pier side at Changi Naval Base in Singapore on Monday after it was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. The collision was reported at […]

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Total Deepens North Sea Exposure with $7.5 Billion Maersk Oil Deal

News from gCaptain - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 08:18

By Bate Felix and Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen PARIS/COPENHAGEN, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Total is buying Maersk’s oil and gas business in a $7.45 billion deal which the French major said would strengthen its operations in the North Sea and raise its output to 3 million barrels per day by 2019. For Danish company A.P. Moller Maersk, […]

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UPDATE: Ten Missing After U.S. Warship Collides with Tanker Near Singapore

News from gCaptain - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 07:25

By Fathin Ungku and Masayuki Kitano SINGAPORE, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Ten U.S. sailors were missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday, tearing a hole beneath the waterline and flooding compartments that include a crew sleeping area, the U.S. Navy said. U.S. Defense Secretary James […]

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Hyundai Merchant Marine Says in Talks with BlackRock About Potential Investment

News from gCaptain - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 06:49

By Joyce Lee  SEOUL, Aug 21 (Reuters) – South Korean shipper Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd (HMM) is in talks with BlackRock Inc about a potential investment but details have yet to be discussed, a HMM spokesman said on Monday. BlackRock is in talks with HMM to invest up to 1 trillion won ($880 million) […]

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Total To Pay $5 Billion For Maersk Oil

News from gCaptain - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 06:05

By Geraldine Amiel and Christian Wienberg (Bloomberg) Total SA agreed to buy the oil and gas unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, the French company’s biggest acquisition since 1999 and another sign of the accelerating pace of energy deals after a long downturn. Total will pay Maersk with $4.95 billion of its own shares and assume […]

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USS McCain Collision Exposes Singapore-Malaysia Sea Dispute

News from gCaptain - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 05:44

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A collision between a U.S. warship and an oil tanker near the Straits of Malacca on Monday has shone a light on a territorial dispute that has simmered between neighbors Singapore and Malaysia for nearly 40 years. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with merchant vessel Alnic MC to […]

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Four Killed in Explosion at South Korea’s STX Offshore Shipyard

News from gCaptain - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 05:00

SEOUL (Reuters) – An explosion at a shipyard in South Korea owned by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding killed four workers on Sunday, the country’s fire department said. The department did not give the cause of the blast. Korean media reports said a tank exploded in a ship under construction. The four men, aged in their […]

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Maritime Monday for August 21st, 2017

News from gCaptain - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 20:52

Wreckage Of USS Indianapolis, Sunk By Japanese In WWII, Found In Pacific London’s Floating Bookshop on the BBC US Senate committee rejects most of Trump’s proposed cuts to NOAA Cuts reduced from $900 million to $85.1 million National Fisherman – The committee voted to fully fund NOAA operations, including ocean monitoring, fisheries management, coastal grants […]

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UPDATED: U.S. Destroyer Collides With Tanker

News from gCaptain - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 17:54

— UPDATE: The USS John McCain (DDG-56) collided with the Liberian-flagged tanker Alnic MC around 5:24 a.m. on Monday local time. Five American sailors are injured and ten are missing.  The he US Naval Institute reports  that the crew is fighting flooding in several spaces on the ship. The ship has limited propulsion and electrical power but […]

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TEU Tokens and Blockchain Could Shape the Future of Container Shipping

News from gCaptain - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:50

By Sam Whelan (The Loadstar) – Blockchain initiative 300cubits has created a new type of cryptocurrency to solve liner shipping’s US$23bn “booking shortfall” conundrum. Named TEU, the de-facto industry currency is distributed as tokens on the Ethereum network and will be tradeable on various global cryptocurrency exchanges. 300cubits claims the tokens will help to eliminate shipping’s […]

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Norway Arrests Greenpeace Ship and 35 Activists During Protest at Arctic Oil Well

News from gCaptain - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:39

Norwegian authorities have detained Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise after a protest at a Statoil contracted drilling rig at Norway’s northernmost oil field in the Barents Sea, the environmental group said in a statement. Greenpeace said the vessel and 35 activists were unlawfully detained after entering the exclusion zone of Statoil’s Korpfjell well, halting drilling operations […]

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Brazil’s Car Wash Probe Expands to U.S., Greek Shipping Firms

News from gCaptain - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:29

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Brazilian authorities widened their Car Wash graft probe on Friday to include more international targets, ensnaring U.S. asphalt maker Sargeant Marine, six Greek shipping companies and a former Brazilian congressman. “These operations leave a clear message: foreign firms will not be spared by Car Wash,” Prosecutor Athayde Ribeiro […]

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U.S. Navy, Citing Poor Seamanship, Removes Commanders of USS Fitzgerald Over Deadly Collision

News from gCaptain - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:03

The commanding officer, executive officer and command master chief of the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) were relieved of their duties by Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, Commander, Seventh Fleet, on Friday.  By Idrees Ali and Tim Kelly WASHINGTON/TOKYO, Aug 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy has removed the two senior officers and the senior enlisted […]

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TOTE Launching Jones Act Shipping Service to Hawaii with Philly-Built Containerships

News from gCaptain - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:15

TOTE Maritime has emerged as the mystery shipping company who has signed a Letter of Intent for the construction of up to four containerships at Philly Shipyard for a new Jones Act shipping service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. TOTE announced its plan to establish the new Hawaii service on Thursday, providing details on both […]

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USS Fitzgerald Officers to Be Relieved of Command

News from gCaptain - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:45

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – About a dozen U.S. sailors are expected to face punishment for a collision in June between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippines cargo ship, including the warship’s commanding officer and other senior leaders of the ship, the Navy said on Thursday. Admiral Bill Moran, deputy chief of […]

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U.S. Manufacturers ‘Alarmed’ by Trump’s Push for Natural Gas Exports

News from gCaptain - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:36

By Ari Natter (Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump’s effort to boost U.S. energy is facing push back from manufacturers who say exporting more natural gas may undercut his “America First” jobs focus. The Industrial Energy Consumers of America asked the administration Wednesday for a moratorium on U.S. approvals for liquefied natural gas projects. The trade […]

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