https://youtu.be/E54-nFOQEzg NS Savannah is the first nuclear-powered merchant ship. She was built in the late 1950s at a cost of $46.9 million and launched on July 21, 1959. She was funded by United States government agencies. Savannah was a demonstration project for the potential use of nuclear energy.
November 21, 2019LightBoard
(US Navy photo) The Military Sealift Command is using foreign flagged tankers? Spending 100's of thousands of American tax dollars employing a company based out of Denmark to move Jet fuel for the US military. One has to ask if the shortage of tankers and crew is an issue with the ...
November 6, 2019LightBoard
USS Sequoia 1934 The 94-year-old yacht Sequoia, which served as the floating White House for every president from Herbert Hoover to Gerald Ford, is in for a full stem-to-stern restoration. Her current owners expect to return it to the D.C. waterfront for the public to enjoy. Spotlights of the Sequoia’s career as ...
October 25, 2019LightBoard
During a three-day-long tech demonstration at the David Taylor Model Basin at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Bethesda, Maryland, attendees gathered to see a long-range, free-space power beaming system. Attendees this day, May 23, could see the system itself—the two 13-foot-high towers, one a 2-kilowatt laser transmitter, the other ...
October 23, 2019LightBoard
Happy Birthday USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides. , She is is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat. She was launched in 1797, one of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third ...
October 21, 2019LightBoard
The program manager Brett Phaneuf says “With this project, we are pioneering a cost-effective and flexible platform for gathering data that will help safeguard the health of the ocean and the industries it supports.” The vessel will carry three research pods containing an array of sensors and scientific instrumentation. MAS will be ...
October 16, 2019LightBoard
The Chinese shipping company COSCO Dalian has shut of AIS transponders on 14 of it's 43 ships. Just days after US sanctions were imposed for shipping Iranian oil. Cosco Shipping Energy owns 137 oil tankers, five liquefied petroleum gas tankers and six liquefied natural gas carriers. For more details click HERE
October 10, 2019LightBoard
The NY based tugboat master known world wide as Meow Man has published a riveting tell of swashbuckling adventure in the Maritime industry. Once you start reading it , you can not put it down says expert book reviewer Art Haysden. Every chapter is filled with nautical lore and laughter. ...
October 4, 2019LightBoard
"A large portion of the restaurant is slowly sinking and the other half had been dragged upriver early Wednesday." Click here for more details.
October 2, 2019LightBoard
An affidavit says Robert Odom, a crew member on a commercial fishing vessel, attacked the vessel’s captain with a pellet gun and long-blade knife as the vessel was in the Gulf of Mexico off Pensacola. The Captain was taken to a Florida hospital and the crew member arrested. For the complete story: https://weartv.com/news/local/crew-member-stabs-shoots-ship-captain-off-pensacola-coast?
October 2, 2019LightBoard