OPINION | How to equip the US Coast Guard against China’s grey-zone operations

The US Coast Guard Legend-class cutter USCGC Munro conducts joint training with the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force replenishment ship JS Omi in the East China Sea, August 26, 2021.

America’s allies in the Indo-Pacific are getting pretty familiar with China’s grey-zone maritime behaviour, but the United States itself is ill-prepared for dealing with it. Yet it should be prepared, experts warned a US House of Representatives committee in a hearing this month. The US must not...

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Keel laid for US Navy’s sixth John Lewis-class fleet oiler

Rendering of a John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler

General Dynamics NASSCO laid the keel of a future US Navy John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler (T-AO) in a ceremony on Friday, June 21. The sixth ship in the John Lewis-class will be named USNS Sojourner Truth in honour of an African-American former slave and human rights activist. Like its...

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Passenger Vessel News Roundup | June 26 – US cruise ship orders and construction plus a new tour catamaran for Australia

A luxury cruise ship slated for a Swiss operator completes is final series of sea trials while construction continues on the fifth ship in a series ordered by a US cruise company. Orders have meanwhile been placed for sea-going and river cruise ships and a catamaran that will sail on excursions in...

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Offshore Vessel News Roundup | June 26 – Crewboat deliveries and orders, new FLNG for Indonesian waters and more

A new crewboat has been delivered to a US operator while a Dutch firm places a rebuilt anchor handler in service. A UK builder launches a catamaran crewboat ordered by a repeat customer. Orders include those for six crewboats, a daughtercraft, and a floating gas processing unit. Workboat enters service with Netherlands’ Emar Offshore Services […]

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Construction and operations plan for wind project offshore New England secures US federal government approval

Offshore wind turbines at an undisclosed location

The US federal government, through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), has approved Sunrise Wind’s plan for construction and operations. This is the project’s final approval from BOEM, following the Department of the Interior’s March 2024 Record of Decision on the project. The Sunrise Wind project will be located south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, […]

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Name confirmed for US Navy’s sixth Constellation-class frigate

Rendering of a US Navy Constellation-class guided-missile frigate

US Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro has confirmed that a future US Navy Constellation-class guided-missile frigate (FFG) will be named USS Galvez. The ship honours Conde Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, who provided supplies, intelligence, and military support to the American colonists during the...

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COLUMN | Drip, drip, drip: Marinakis orders eight PSVs; DSOC jackup moves; Paratus and Northern Ocean raise capital [Offshore Accounts]

There was only one story in offshore this week, the news that Greek shipowner Evangelos Marinakis has doubled down on this bet on the platform supply vessel (PSV) market by making the single biggest order in the entire segment in the last decade. His Capital Offshore has placed an order for four firm diesel-electric, DP2, […]

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