Saturday, April 30, 2005
Friday, April 29, 2005
Tanker & Crew Boat Collide
Armed Robbers Raid Wheat Ship At Iraqi Port
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Navy Corpsman's Remains Recovered From Vietnam
Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Ho’s Old Ship Attracts Winds Of Controversy
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Next Generation Of Navy Aircraft
JFK Carrier Debate
Monday, April 25, 2005
Mystery Boat Piques Interest Of Dock Workers
Sunday, April 24, 2005
Saturday, April 23, 2005
Bush Nominates Marine To Head Joint Chiefs
Friday, April 22, 2005
Toxic Ship Syndrom
Thursday, April 21, 2005
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Diving "O.K." Near Blackbeard's Pirate Ship
The state program, called Dive Down, would allow 320 divers a year to visit the wreckage off Atlantic Beach on trips arranged through dive shops. Officials of the state underwater archaeology branch said the supervised dives, which begin this fall, will boost tourism and knowledge about the historically valuable shipwreck. They believe the wreckage is that of Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge, sunk in 1718. "It's not a glamorous site," said Mark Wilde-Ramsing, manager of the state's Queen Anne's Revenge project. "It's really built on history." Mike Daniel, a Florida diver who helped discover the shipwreck in 1996, believes the state should recover more artifacts before allowing sport divers to visit. He's worried divers will pilfer the shipwreck, which he and partner discovered while searching for a gold-laden Spanish ship. Donny Hamilton, director of the nautical archaeology program at Texas A&M University, has complained to North Carolina legislators that the state is not doing enough to recover, promote and protect the shipwreck. He said opening the site to recreational diving is yet another threat to the site. Daniel said there is not enough security at the site, about a mile off the Atlantic Beach shoreline, and laws governing it are inadequate. Some divers could learn the layout of the site and return without supervision, he said. "I know divers who work only at night," Daniel said. "There are people like that." State officials say the wreck site is under regular surveillance by the Coast Guard and state agencies. Diving, anchoring and trawling are prohibited in a 300-yard area surrounding the shipwreck, which the state has established as a "protected area of primary archaeological and historical value." Wilde-Ramsing said divers would be supervised and would not be allowed to handle artifacts on the ocean bottom. The two anchors, cannons, ship rigging and ballast stones protrude 2 or 3 feet off the sea floor in a 20-by-30-foot area. A $500 fee for would-be visitors will cover a two-day program that includes classes on archaeology and the natural environment. Wilde-Ramsing said those fees will cover only costs. Plans are to allow 320 people a year for five years, with dives scheduled between September and November.
Monday, April 18, 2005
Drunken Sailors Vandalise The QE2
Giant Wave Hits Cruise Liner
*-Entered service: December 2002
*-Gross tonnage: 91,740-grt
*-Length: 965 feet
*-Width: 105 feet
*-Propulsion: 2 Diesel electric – Azipod system
*-Maximum Speed: 25 knots
*-Passenger Capacity: 2,224 double occupancy
*-Crew capacity: 1,318
Saturday, April 16, 2005
Worst Locks On The Mississippi River
Friday, April 15, 2005
Excitement In Duluth Minnesota
Naval Security Reviewed Over Ship Intruder
Thursday, April 14, 2005
How To Simulate The Life Of A Navy Sailor
Run all the pipes and wires in your house exposed on the walls.
Repaint your entire house every month. Color Choices-Haze Grey or Dark Grey
Renovate your bathroom (and henceforth always refer to it as the "head"). Build a wall across the middle of the bathtub(shower-stall) and move the showerhead to chest level. When you take a shower, make sure you turn off the water while you soap down. (Wet down, turn off water, soap down, Turn on water rinse down! Navy Shower) (Hollywood Showers are showers that last more than one(1) Minute)
Raise the thresholds and lower the headers of your front and back doors so that you either trip or bang your head every time you pass through them.
Disassemble and inspect your lawn-mower every week.
On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, turn your water heater temperature up to 200 degrees. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, turn the water heater off. On Saturdays and Sundays tell your family they use too much water during the week, so no bathing will be allowed. (call it "water hours")
Raise your bed to within 6 inches of the ceiling, so you can't turn over without getting out and then getting back in. Put all your clothes under your mattress to press them!
Sleep on the shelf in your closet. Replace the closet door with a curtain. Have your spouse whip open the curtain about 3 hours after you go to sleep, shine a flashlight in your eyes, and say "Sorry, wrong rack."
Make your family qualify to operate each appliance in your house -dishwasher operator, blender technician, etc. (call it "PQS- Qualifications")
Have your neighbor come over each day at 6 am, blow a whistle loudly, and shout "Reveille, reveille, all hands heave out and trice up."
Have your mother-in-law write down everything she's going to do the following day, then have her make you stand in your back yard at 6 am while she reads it to you. (call it "Morning Muster Call")
Submit a request chit to your father-in-law requesting permission to leave your house before 3 pm. (call it "Early-Liberty")
Empty all the garbage bins in your house and sweep the driveway three times a day, whether it needs it or not. (Stop referring to the garbage bins as "SHIT-CAN's")
Have your neighbor collect all your mail for a month, read your magazines, and randomly lose every 5th item before delivering it to you. (call it "Mail Call")
Watch no TV except for movies played in the middle of the night. Have your family vote on which movie to watch, then show a different one. (call it "Movie Call")
Make your family menu a week ahead of time without consulting the pantry or refrigerator.
Post a menu on the kitchen door informing your family that they are having steak for dinner. Then make them wait in line for an hour. When they finally get to the kitchen, tell them you are out of steak, but they can have dried ham or hot dogs or a horse cock sandwich . Repeat daily until they ignore the menu and just ask for hot dogs.( Horse cock= BOLOGNA)
Bake a cake. Prop up one side of the pan so the cake bakes unevenly. Spread icing real thick to level it off.
Get up every night around midnight and have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich OR HORSE COCK on stale bread. (Midrats=MIDNIGHT RATIONS)
Set your alarm clock to go off at random times during the night. At the alarm, jump up and dress as fast as you can, making sure to button your top shirt button and tuck your pants into your socks. Run out into the backyard and uncoil the garden hose. (call it "FIRE DRILL")
Every week or so, throw your dog in the pool and shout, "Man overboard port side!" Rate your family members on how fast they respond.
Put the headphones from your stereo on your head, but don't plug them in. Hang a paper cup around your neck on a string. Stand in front of the stove, and speak into the paper cup "Stove manned and ready." After an hour or so, speak into the cup again "Stove secured." Roll up the headphones and paper cup and stow them in a shoebox. (SOUND-POWERED TELEPHONES)
Place a podium at the end of your driveway. Have your family stand watches at the podium, rotating at 4 hour intervals. This is best done when the weather is worst. January is a good time. (call it "QUARTERDECK WATCH")
When there is a thunderstorm in your area, get a wobbly rocking chair, sit in it and rock as hard as you can until you become nauseous. Make sure to have a supply of stale crackers in your shirt pocket and a bucket so you can puke in it.
Make coffee using eighteen scoops of budget priced coffee grounds per pot, and allow the pot to simmer for 5 hours before drinking. Or go to boiler room for some BT (Boiler Tech) coffee made from feed water, nasty tasting stuff, but you get used to it, drinking hot coffee when in 145 down there in front of the boilers, that's a cool day! In the Persian Gulf it gets hotter!
Have someone under the age of ten give you a haircut with sheep shears, and tell the barber just a little off the sides.
Sew the back pockets of your jeans on the front.
Lock yourself and your family in the house for six weeks. Tell them that at the end of the 6th week you are going to take them to Disney World for "liberty." At the end of the 6th week, inform them the trip to Disney World has been canceled because they need to get ready for an inspection, and it will be another week before they can leave the house because you failed inspection, or you have ORI coming up.
Have you wife press your skivvies, no starch!
Get drunk and wind up in a tattoo parlor getting a tattoo on your wife's butt cheeks or a Choo Choo train coming out your butt hole.
Eat your meal in less than 5 minutes to keep in practice, chewing not required!
Shout out every time a women comes into your room, "female in quarters"!