Early Monday morning, a marine pilot with the Sandy Hook Pilots Association lost his life while making a transfer from his pilot boat to an inbound merchant ship.
On Monday at about 0430 hours, Sandy Hook pilot Captain Dennis R. Sherwood was involved in an incident while boarding the container ship Maersk Kensington, which was inbound to the Port of New York & New Jersey. He was injured after falling from an accommodation ladder and was evacuated to a medical facility on Staten Island. He...
Seven months after reaching initial operational capability, the newly-reactivated U.S. 2nd Fleet achieved full operational capability on December 31.
Since its reestablishment in August 2018, 2nd Fleet commander Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis has led the resurgence of the Navy’s newest numbered fleet, which is tasked with managing the return to great power competition in the Atlantic theater. Over the last few years, Russian patrols in the North Atlantic have increased to levels last seen during the...
A sailor walks across the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on July 26, 2019. US Navy Photo
This post is part of a series of review stories looking back at the top naval news from 2019.
While China and Russia are the long-term focus of the National Defense Strategy, the Navy’s 2019 operations were still heavily centered on countering threats in the Middle East.
In June, the Navy had more personnel deployed to the Middle East than anywhere else. The Boxer...
On Monday morning, the brand new cruise ship MSC Grandiosa allided with a pier during docking at Palermo, Sicily. The port quarter sustained light damage above the waterline, according to MSC, and it was repaired the same day.
A video from the scene shows the MSC Grandiosa backing down and swinging her stern to starboard. She approached a projecting pier edge and nearly cleared it, but her stern swung too slowly and she clipped the corner of the dock, damaging the concrete.
After the allision,...
Oil prices fell 1% on Tuesday, the last trading day of the decade, but notched the biggest annual gain in three years, supported by a thaw in the prolonged U.S.-China trade war and ongoing supply cuts from major oil producers. Brent gained about 23% in 2019 and WTI rose 34%, their biggest yearly...
[By Idun Haugan]
Offshore wind energy is seeing renewed wind in its sails as a major industrial opportunity for Norway. But researchers warn that economic and political players could hinder this development if they get locked into the existing industrial structures.
Norway needs a clearer policy
Asbjørn Karlsen is a professor at NTNU’s Institute of Geography, and Markus Steen is a senior researcher at SINTEF Digital. They co-authored the report "Conditions for growth in the Norwegian offshore...
The Coast Guard and good Samaritans aboard two commercial vessels located and rescued the crew of the 42-foot white dismasted sailing vessel Coco Haz III 656 miles west southwest of the Hawaiian Islands, Sunday.The three crew are reportedly in good condition…
Armed pirates have abducted eight mariners and injured another in an attack on a tanker off Cameroon, according to Greece's shipping ministry.
On Monday night, armed attackers came on board the product tanker Happy Lady at an anchorage about two nm off the Limboh Terminal in Cameroon. The pirates abducted one Ukrainian, two Philippine nationals and five Greek nationals out of the 28-member crew. One additional Greek seafarer was injured.
The attack brings the tally of kidnapped mariners in the...