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Time Running Out for Missing Indonesian Submarine as US Joins Search

(Photo: Indonesian Navy)

Rescue teams were battling against time on Friday to find a missing Indonesian Navy submarine lost in the Bali Sea with 53 crew, which would be rapidly running out of oxygen if not already crushed by water pressure.Search helicopters and more ships left Bali and a naval base in Java heading to the area

What Does the Future Look Like for LNG Projects in Mozambique?

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What are the implications of the conflict in Cabo Delgado for maritime security in East Africa and the Mozambique Channel?Following the recent attacks on the coastal town of Palma in March-April by Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamamah (ASWJ) insurgents in Mozambique’s troubled Cabo Delgado region, it is

Philippines Boosting Maritime Presence to Protect Territory, Resources

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The Philippines is beefing up its presence in the South China Sea and deploying more ships and an aircraft to protect its maritime territory and resources, a government task force said on Wednesday.The Philippines has ramped up its rhetoric in recent weeks in defiance of what it says is threatening

Ingalls Wins Advance Procurement Contract for LHA 9

Amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7) departed from Ingalls Shipbuilding division in July 2020, sailing to its homeport in San Diego. (Photo by Lance Davis / HII)

America's largest military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced on Monday that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a fourth contract modification from the U.S. Navy for $107 million to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for amphibious assault ship LHA 9.

Fagan Nominated as USCG Vice Commandant

Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan has been nominated by the White House to be the next Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.  She would become the first Coast Guard female four-star admiral and the third woman to serve as Vice Commandant.Pending confirmation, Fagan is expected to relieve current Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm.

Russia Beefs Up Warship Presence in the Black Sea

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Two Russian warships transited the Bosphorus en route to the Black Sea on Saturday and 15 smaller vessels completed a transfer to the sea as Moscow beefs up its naval presence at a time of tense relations with the West and Ukraine.The reinforcement coincides with a huge build-up of Russian troops near Ukraine,

US Coast Guard Studying Columbia River Entrance

(Photo: Levi Read / U.S. Coast Guard)

The U.S. Coast Guard is studying and seeking public comment on the Columbia River entrance in the Pacific Northwest as it seeks to validate the adequacy of the existing aids to navigation system, as well as to get a better understanding of the uses of the waterway and general safety issues.The Coast

White House Names Beaudreau as Deputy Interior Secretary

Tommy Beaudreau (File photo: BOEM)

The White House on Wednesday nominated attorney Tommy Beaudreau, who oversaw energy development programs at the Interior department during the Obama administration, as the agency’s second in command.Beaudreau will return as deputy to Secretary Deb Haaland after serving nearly seven years there under former President Barack Obama,

US Navy, Coast Guard Extend Maritime R&D Partnership

File photo: Legend-class cutter USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS
McCampbell (DDG 85) in the Coral Sea in 2019. (Photo: John Harris / U.S. Navy)

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif. and the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) in New London, Conn. agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on April 14 extending for five more years their previous three-year direct collaboration on joint research projects and exchanges.

Taiwan Bolsters Navy with New Amphibious Warfare Ship

(Photo: CSBC Corporation Taiwan)

Taiwan unveiled a new amphibious warfare ship on Tuesday that can be used to land troops and will bolster supply lines to vulnerable islands offshore China and in the South China Sea.The 10,600-tonne Yu Shan, named after Taiwan’s tallest mountain, is the latest part of President Tsai Ing-wen’s

US to Send Two Warships to the Black Sea

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The United States will send two warships to the Black Sea next week, Turkey said on Friday as Russia, which has beefed up its military forces near Ukraine, accused non-coastal NATO powers of increasing naval activity in the region.Washington says Russia has amassed more troops on Ukraine’s eastern border than at any time since 2014,

Iran Frees South Korean Ship, Captain After Promise to Help With Frozen Funds

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Iran released on Friday a South Korean ship and its captain detained since January after South Korea promised to try to secure the release of Iranian funds frozen in South Korean banks under U.S. sanctions, a South Korean official said.The Iranian foreign ministry said the chemical tanker, Hankuk Chemi,

NTSB Accident Report: Erratic Steering Led to 2019 Sabine Pass Collision

The Cheramie Bo Truc No 22 before the Nov. 14, 2019, collision with the Mariya Moran/Texas. Source: shipspotting.com

The National Transportation Safety Board found that the erratic steering of a supply vessel led to a 2019 collision resulting in more than 6,000 gallons of diesel oil being dumped into the Sabine Pass, a busy waterway between Texas and Louisiana.On Thursday, April 8, 2021, NTSB released Marine Accident

Autonomous Vessel Seahawk Delivered to the US Navy

(Photo: Leidos)

Leidos announced Wednesday that it has completed delivery of a cutting-edge autonomous vessel to the U.S. Navy, known as Seahawk. The Office of Naval Research awarded Leidos the cost-plus-fixed fee contract to build the vessel, with an approximate value of $35.5 million, in December 2017. Work was principally

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