Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Monday, March 28, 2005
Nuclear-Powered US Submarine Enters Chinhae Port
Ice On Lake Pepin Is Holding Back The First Towboats Of The Season
Sunday, March 27, 2005
13 Bodies Recovered From The Ship MV Polaris
Saturday, March 26, 2005
Crews Free Ship Aground In Ventura County
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Coast Guard Racing To Rescue Seattle-Based Ship In Gulf Of Alaska
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Pirates Release 3 Kidnapped Asian Sailors
Naked Sailors Swim For Shore
Monday, March 21, 2005
Pirates Free 2 Kidnapped Sailors
Sunday, March 20, 2005
James R. Barker Is First Ship Out!
Saturday, March 19, 2005
Friday, March 18, 2005
Queen Mary Future In Doubt
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Pirates Abduct 3 Sailors From Tugboat In Malacca Strait
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Solar Ship Sails The Ocean Green
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Bosphorus Closed As LPG Ship Sinks
Monday, March 14, 2005
Jordanian Ship Sinks With 10 Egyptian Sailors Aboard
Navy Tests a New Look
The Navy’s Task Force Uniform initiative is designed to test four new concept uniforms that will be superior to current working uniforms in both style and function.
“This new uniform initiative is great, we’re all very excited to be one of those on the short list of ships and commands participating,” said Tarawa’s Command Master Chief, CMDCM Michael Schanche. “As the Navy’s mission changes and expands, so do the tools we use to accomplish the mission.”
Tarawa is one of only 21 commands Navy-wide selected to test these new battle dress utility style blue and gray uniforms. The new uniforms are designed to eventually take the place of utilities, wash khaki, coveralls, woodland green, aviation green, winter working blue and tropical uniforms. Features on the new uniform include blue and gray woodland versus digital pattern camouflage, performance t-shirt versus cotton undershirt, and 8-point versus round top cover.
“I think one of the best things about replacing all these uniforms with one versatile one is that it will lighten your typical Sailor’s sea bag load significantly,” Schanche said. “Something important to note is that these uniforms are going to replace only the working uniforms, not the most traditional and most recognized Navy dress uniforms.”
In all, 60 Tarawa personnel are wearing the new uniforms and participants are already praising them.
“I think they’re more comfortable, more durable, and instills more pride in their wearer,” said Operation Specialist 2nd Class Dale Church. “It’s a lot easier to get into battle dress with these.”
“I like all the pockets, the comfort factor is the biggest thing I think,” said Airman Lisa Godbehere. “I work on the flight deck all day and in these, I find I’m a lot less sweaty by the end of the day.”
The new uniform initiative comes after a Navy wide survey last year that determined most Sailors were unhappy with both the number of, and the quality of current uniforms.
“Utilities and coveralls are just too hard to maintain, I work in Deck Department, so all it takes is one gob of haze gray paint on my uniform and it’s ruined,” said Tarawa crewmember Seaman James Gardner. “I can’t wait to get one of these new uniforms.”
While the final decision on the new uniform won’t be made until January of next year, the consensus is that Sailors are definitely ready for a change.
“I’ve had a lot of people ask about these, so I’m sure there are a lot of Sailors who can’t wait to get one of these new uniforms,” said Schanche. “However, we’re doing this gradually. We want the uniform the Navy finally chooses to be the best one.”
Sunday, March 13, 2005
Problems In Budgeting For Navy Ship Construction
Saturday, March 12, 2005
Cache Of Firearms Seized Inside Passenger Ship In The Philippine Islands
Only Prison Ship In U.K. To Close
Engine Trouble Stalls Carnival Ship Off Yucatan
Friday, March 11, 2005
Brazilian Navy Launches New Submarine
Boater Rescued Safely After Going Overboard At Texas Dam
Thursday, March 10, 2005
14 Crewmen Missing After Ship Clash In Yellow Sea
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Flooding Derails Sea Protest Ship
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
US Navy Investigates Dolphin Deaths
Monday, March 07, 2005
Coast Guard Rescues 6 People And A Dog Near Santa Cruz Island
Coast Guard Looks For Man Who Fell From Flatboat
Sunday, March 06, 2005
Arleigh Burke Class AEGIS Destroyer for the United States Navy
Draft: 20'-8 1/4"
Displacement: 6,605 (light ship), 8,422 (full load)
Other Data: 4 geared gas turbines, 100,000 horsepower, twin screws, twin rudders, steel superstructure, 2 stacks, 1 mast. Complement of 32 officers and 351 enlisted.
US: Navy to Sink USS America
'Pirate Ship' Back Under New Name
Now Called: Ross
ex- Lena / ex - Cap George
ex - Conbaroya Tercero
Colour: White & Grey
Year built: 1975
Alos was built in 1975, registered from 1984 to 1998 as the Combaroya Tercero (III) and owned by Paresis Trawling Ltd in Namibia, a subsidiary of Grupo Oya. In 1998 the vessel was sold to Cormorant Ltd, reflagged to St Vincent & Grenadines and renamed Cap George charter to a licensed French operator.
In March 2000, the vessel was chartered to Cap Bourbon for fishing in Kerguelen waters as a joint venture between Oya’s parent company, Oyalves SL, and Cap Bourbon.
In June 2001 the vessel was sold to Juan Manuel Oya Perez of Lena Enterprises Ltd (member of Grupo Oya). The vessel was renamed Lena and registered in Seychelles.
In December 2002, Lena was photographed in the French EEZ and again in January 2003, at the same time as the Lince was arrested by French authorities in the same area. In March 2003, Lena was seen in Durban, South Africa resupplying
In May 2003, the vessel was sold again to Alos Co. (GH) Ltd, owned by Spaniards Jose Fraga Sanchez and Jose Quelle Pena, and a Ghanaian resident, Steven Abrokwa. (These same two Spaniards were involved with the first boat named ‘Lena’ that was apprehended by Australian authorities in early 2002). Alos Co. Ltd renamed the vessel Alos and flagged her to Ghana close to the time that Seychelles deregistered the Lince, Rubin, Viking and Praslin.
The vessel was identified fishing in waters around Kerguelen in May and July 2003 and believed to be transshipping toothfish at sea. She was seen in Mauritius in July/August 2003.
Alos was last seen by an Australian fishing vessel in September 2003, and was chased and photographed within the Australian EEZ of Heard Island. The vessel is believed to have been renamed the Ross and flagged to Togo.