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The U.S. Navy Names There High Speed Vessel the USNS Trenton

| Maritime News | 14/04/2013

The U.S. Navy will name a joint high-speed vessel the USNS Trenton, making it the nation’s fourth ship named after the capital city.

The vessel is expected to be operational in winter 2014, the Navy said. It will be capable of transporting more than 300 troops and more than 600 short tons and will serve in various support capacities or on humanitarian missions.

“Trenton displays American values of community, perseverance and resourcefulness at their very best,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said in a news release. “I chose to name the joint high-speed vessel after Trenton to honor those values and the men and women of the city as well as the state of New Jersey.”

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Arctic patrol ships can’t handle northern waters

| Maritime News | 12/04/2013

The Harper government needs to deep-six its plan for Arctic patrol vessels, a costly $3.1 billion program that will produce “compromised” ships ill-suited to patrol northern waters — or elsewhere, a new report says.

Just months after the government was forced to restart its process to buy new fighter jets, the Conservatives are being urged to press to reset on another major military procurement — their politically charged plan for navy ships for Arctic operations.

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Navy reveals powerful ship mounted laser weapon

| Maritime News | 10/04/2013

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The Laser Weapon System (Laws) temporarily installed aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey.

The U.S. Navy announced Monday that it is preparing to deploy a new weapon that can disable a hostile boat and even destroy a surveillance drone overhead — all without dispensing any expensive ammunition.

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Ship-Drawed teen makes waves with drawings of Vessels

| Maritime News | 07/04/2013

When the credits rolled at the end of 195-minute screen epic Titanic, common audience reactions ranged from, ‘Wasn’t it romantic?’ to, ‘Cor, I really need the loo’.

But all Harry Cotterill could talk about after seeing it as a seven-year-old was the doomed but magnificent ocean liner herself.

It began a passion which inspired him to start drawing ships. Now, at 18, he is celebrating sketching his 50th vessel. Harry, of Colchester, Essex, spends up to 20 hours over three days making his incredibly detailed drawings.

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Navy names ship after 9-11 victims

| Maritime News | 07/04/2013

A Navy ship named in honor of the victims and first responders of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon joined the fleet Saturday, serving as a floating tribute to the people who died that day and an active warship that can transport Marines around the world.

The Navy commissioned the USS Arlington in front of about 5,000 people in its new home port of Naval Station Norfolk. The amphibious transport dock is one of three ships named after 9/11 crash sites.

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Fatigue identified in fishing vessel sinking

| Maritime News | 06/04/2013

The State’s investigation into the sinking of the fishing vessel Tit Bonhomme last year with the loss of five lives has found crew fatigue to have been the “single overriding causal factor”.
The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report has been unable to establish who was on watch when the vessel ran aground on Adam’s island at the mouth of Glandore harbor in the early hours of January 15th, 2012.
However, examination of the hull by Naval Service and Garda diving teams established that the 21-meter vessel was on autopilot and the engine in gear with a course set for Adam’s island, and there was no “off course” alarm system.

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Suspecious Vessel off Mumbai coast

| Maritime News | 04/04/2013

MUMBAI: A dhow suspected to be involved in smuggling activities was seized off Hay Bunder in south Mumbai on Thursday morning, hours after a coast guard vessel intercepted the signals of a banned satellite phone from the vessel 15km off the coast.

The five-member crew of MSV Yusufi, which is registered in Gujarat, reportedly threw the phone into the water when they were cornered by the coast guard and navy.

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China Turns Graveyard From Goldmine Hurting Ship Makers: Freight

| Maritime News | 03/04/2013

For shipbuilders such as STX Group, China was once a goldmine. Now it’s a graveyard.

China’s lower appetite for commodities undermined the group’s plan to sell its shipping line, wiping out a combined $435 million of investor wealth at the South Korea-based conglomerate’s three main companies this week. That also threatens the group’s ability to repay $1.2 billion of debt by the end of the year.

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Worker missing after disabled cruise ship breaks from mooring

| Maritime News | 03/04/2013

U.S. Coast Guard officials are searching for a missing shipyard worker after a disabled Carnival Cruise ship broke free from its mooring in Mobile, Ala.

Petty Ofc. Second Class Bill Colclough says a crew is searching the Mobile River for the man. He went missing after the ship drifted from its mooring Wednesday afternoon. Colclough was unsure of where the worker was when the ship became dislodged.

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Navy moves ship off coast of Korean Peninsul

| Maritime News | 02/04/2013

The U.S. military has moved a Navy ship capable of intercepting missiles to waters off the coast of the Korean Peninsula, as threats from North Korea’s Kim Jong Un escalate and the White House signals it wants to head off any potential conflict by flexing America’s military might.

A U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News that the Navy had moved the U.S. destroyer to a location near South Korea. The ship, the USS McCain, is equipped with the Aegis defense system and is capable of shooting down missiles. Officials initially misidentified the ship but later clarified the USS McCain had been dispatched.

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