Latest News for: Military sealift


Colonna's Shipyard Wins $9-12M Contract for Drydocking USNS Fall River

The Maritime Executive 16 Jun 2021
Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by Oct ... The Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N3220521C2081) ....

Nigeria: Bolstering the Navy's Sealift Capability

All Africa 16 Jun 2021
Chiemelie Ezeobi reports that the LST would not only boost the navy's sealift ...

On opposite sides of Europe, US troops are practicing new ways to get to battle

Business Insider 14 Jun 2021
Rather than offloading directly in Durres' port, US personnel conducted a joint logistics over-the-shore operation, unloading vehicles and other heavy equipment from USNS Bob Hope, a US Military Sealift Command cargo ship, onto smaller vessels for transport to shore.

MSC Fleet Oiler Rescues Crew of Sinking Freighter in Gulf of Aden

The Maritime Executive 11 Jun 2021
On June 7, a U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command fleet oiler rescued the crew of an aging freighter in the Gulf of Aden ... Patuxent proceeded to the vessel's position at top speed, and she arrived before the ship completely sank ... They provided the survivors with food, water and a medical screening. Images courtesy USN ... ....

Female USCG veteran learned from opportunities

Hill Country Community Journal 11 Jun 2021
Antarctica isn’t a ‘country’ claimed by any one country; and we went there to open the channel that allowed the Military Sealift Command to resupply the three bases there,” she said ... My dad and granddad both served in the military; and I felt it was my patriotic duty, too.”.

Austal's Next Fast Transport Vessel Will Have Autonomous Capability

The Maritime Executive 10 Jun 2021
Navy ... The vessel is currently under construction at Austal's yard in Alabama, and it will be the 13th of a series of 15 ... The series is operated by civilian merchant mariners as part of Military Sealift Command's sealift program; an unmanned version, without a vulnerable crew, might have alternative applications for the Navy ... ....

US Navy ship rescues 15 mariners off coast of Somalia

Stars and Stripes 09 Jun 2021
Petty Officer 1st Class Magezi Johnson and Petty Officer 3rd Class Gurney White, aboard the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent, serve hot meals to rescued crew members from the commercial ship Falcon Line, while underway in the Gulf of Aden, June 8, 2021.

China has a new ship to hunt the US Navy's submarines

Business Insider 27 May 2021
US Navy Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Ohio off the coast of Okinawa, February 2, 2021. US Navy/Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton A March report showed that China had recently launched its third anti-submarine detection ship ... US Military Sealift Command ocean surveillance ship USNS Able with SURTASS equipment visible, March 18, 1992 ... ....

PLA aims to roam the world

Beijing News 25 May 2021
As part of that process, China will move from a mere regional power to one with a global military reach ... a lack of a global combatant command system, limited strategic airlift and sealift, lack of a dense network of large overseas bases rooted in formal military alliances, and limited experience with foreign languages and cultures.

Case Study: Repairing an Arctic-Grade Missile Defense Radar Platform

The Maritime Executive 25 May 2021
The regulatory agencies in control of the approval and oversight of the procedure included the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and United States Coast Guard (USCG), in support of the ultimate owner, the Department of Defense (DoD) Military Sealift Command (MSC) ... The steel is an American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) grade FH-36 low temperature steel.

BREVARD COUNTY HISTORY: Port Canaveral is a Culmination of a Long Awaited Dream

Space Coast Daily 23 May 2021
PART ONE OF A FIVE PART SERIES ... (Port Canaveral image). EDITOR’S NOTE. This is the first of a five-part series about the history of Port Canaveral ... (Port Canaveral image) ... J ... Roger Dobson ... M ... A ... W ... The S/S Mormac Spruce, under charter to Military Sealift Command, docked at the Marginal Wharf and loaded cargo from Patrick Air Force Base destined for St.

National Maritime Day: A Year to Remember and a Day to Look Forward

The Maritime Executive 21 May 2021
It’s the cargo ships of the Merchant Marine that deliver military personnel and materiel in times of conflict. The US Navy’s Strategic Sealift Officer (SSO) Program provides the obligated licensed merchant marine officers to man these vessels, of which USMMA graduates make up more than 80 percent.
photo: AP / Alexei Nikolsky
Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill during their meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020

Sudan could be the setting for replay of the ‘Great Game’

Asiatimes 17 May 2021
The prospect of a Russian military base in Africa, in addition to the Chinese naval base in Djibouti and Turkey’s largest overseas military base in Somalia, has forced the US to rethink its priorities in Africa ... The American military sealift command’s expeditionary fast transport ship, the USNS Carson, entered Port Sudan on February 24.

Lessons From the Ship That Nearly Destroyed 12 Percent of World Trade

The Maritime Executive 09 May 2021
Navy after the Persian Gulf War when converted into the Shughart-class roll-on/roll-off ship for the Military Sealift Command ... Mercogliano is a former merchant mariner, having sailed and worked ashore for the Military Sealift Command.

Burlington Junction native to serve aboard future U.S. Navy warship

Maryville Daily Forum 06 May 2021
Navy ...Growing up in a very small town taught me that anything is possible,” Swinford said in the release ... Roughly 100 military officers and crew, plus 45 Military Sealift Command personnel make up the ship’s company ... Serving in the Navy is a continuing tradition of military service for Swinford, whose uncle retired as a major in the U.S. Army ... .