(USS Samuel Gompers AD-37) The US Navy currently has close to 9000 unfilled positions in the fleet. This year the Navy is requesting $33.9 billion in funding for personnel next year, that's $2.1 billion more than the service requested this year. All enlisted sailors on active duty (and in any branch ...
February 12, 2020LightBoard
The following is a USCG advisory. 02-03-2020 WASHINGTON DC ) — This marine safety advisory is to ensure that mariners, marine employers, and sponsoring organizations are aware that some products marketed as hemp or cannabidiol (CBD) may contain enough tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to cause a positive drug test. In accordance with 46 CFR ...
February 11, 2020LightBoard
Check this amazing video out. Then keep in mind only 80 something ships are US flagged ships. It's clear the US Merchant fleet is in dire straits. America use to rule the seven seas. What happened MARAD? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtffmxJmehs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtffmxJmehs
February 4, 2020LightBoard
The graveside burial for Gabe is tomorrow, Thursday, January 30th at 10 a.m. at Beth David Cemetery in Valley Stream, NY. Address: 300 Elmont Rd, Elmont, NY 11003. Long Island New York. If you live near this, please round up some merchant mariners and attend this man's service. https://vimeo.com/251508016?fbclid=IwAR346TufnoRKELJ1fK8vEigYFqpN9yUnTHbQ0RGRMQLbZY9Qyw2nqsur6oI
January 29, 2020LightBoard
Viking Energy : Photo Eidesvik offshore Equinor has signed an agreement with Eidesvik Offshore for the modification of the Viking Energy supply vessel, to make it capable of covering long distances fuelled by carbon-free ammonia. The vessel will transport supplies to installations on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Equinor has awarded Eidesvik ...
January 23, 2020LightBoard
Map Courtesy of the FAA. According to an FAA flight advisory GPS reception may be unavailable or unreliable over a large portion of the southeastern states and the Caribbean during offshore military exercises scheduled between January 16 and 24. Click here to review the FAA advisory https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2020/Jan/CSG4_20-01_GPS_Flight_Advisory.pdf
January 16, 2020LightBoard
BREAKING NEWS: Passage of #S133: #WW2 Merchant Mariners Congressional Gold Medal Act is imminent. As of this morning, the tally of cosponsors reached 68, which exceeds the prerequisite number. It is now only a matter of time. Thank you to all who have contributed to seeing this bill pass! (In September, companion bill #HR550 passed the U.S. ...
January 14, 2020LightBoard
Fun fact: Hooked Up is a steam engine term carried to all types of ships and boats. Has to do with triple expansion steam engine. Hooking-up a steam engine is also known as controlling the "cut-off" of the cylinder since "hooking up" a steam engine is effectively controlling when steam ...
January 10, 2020LightBoard
(John Harrison H1 the first certified ship Chronometer) In the 1700's Mariner Navigators had very poor quality chronometers (clocks) aboard ship. It was key to have the proper time aboard for navigation purposes. To assure all clocks were set properly in the fleet officials in London devised a signal called ...
December 31, 2019LightBoard
And the experts say " The real shocker is that U.S. rivals do not face this vulnerability. China, Russia and Iran have terrestrial backup systems that GPS users can switch to and that are much more difficult to override than the satellite-based GPS system. The U.S. has failed to achieve ...
December 28, 2019LightBoard