Latest News for: Military sealift command


Recapitalizing Strategic Sealift Should Be the Pentagon's Top Priority

The Maritime Executive 24 Jun 2021
46 in the Ready Reserve Force (RRF) operated by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 15 ships for surge operated by the Military Sealift Command (MSC) and some 60 U.S.-flagged commercial ships that are part of the Maritime Security Program (MSP), which provides a retainer ...

Across the Expanse: The Sealift Dilemma in a War With China

The Maritime Executive 22 Jun 2021
Navy’s Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) grey hull fleet ... military must address inadequate sealift capacity prior to a Sino-U.S ... Not even the functional combatant command TRANSCOM owns all sealift ... military’s sealift shortfall and understands that sealift is ultimately how the U.S.

US Navy helps vessel in distress

Gulf Daily News 18 Jun 2021
The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS ...

For second time in a week, Navy ship rescues sailors in distress off East Africa

Stars and Stripes 18 Jun 2021
Sailors of an embarked security intelligence team and merchant mariners of the Military Sealift Command’s USNS Patuxent, a Henry J ... Benjamin Lehrfeld, right, Task Force 68.6 commander, and members of the Djibouti Coast Guard help four Somali fishermen switch boats, June 17, 2021.

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) ....

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 ... Images courtesy USN ... Michael O’Driscoll (USN), commander of Task Force (TF) 53 ... ....

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 ... By 1998 she saw many other women serving, too; and she’d been promoted to Commander, the CG equivalent of a Lieutenant Colonel.

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 ... ....

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.
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
Andrew Young, AFRICOM’s deputy commander for civil-military cooperation, and Rear-Admiral Heidi Berg, head of the naval intelligence directorate, were there in January. 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.