In a new report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GOA) recommends that the U.S. Navy should take further measures in order to improve training quality. In fact, with the aim to improve ship-driving skills, the Navy has added classroom and simulator training for the Surface Warfare Officers who drive these ships, since 2017, when ship collisions resulted in the loss of 17 sailors’ lives as well as significant damage to Navy ships.
The US Navy stated that on Tuesday, November 19, the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) completed a scheduled transit through the Strait of Hormuz and into the Arabian Gulf.
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division, Keyport, a component organization of NAVSEA, is planning to take a load off the shoulders of the sailors and civilian workforce by developing technology known as exoskeletons.
Eleven sailors suffered minor injuries after a fire broke out late Thursday in the cargo hold of the amphibious warship USS Iwo Jima, while the ship was in maintenance at Naval Station Mayport, Florida. The fire broke out about 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, when sailors onboard reported smoke in a cargo hold.
The US Navy reports that marines and sailors from US Central Command’s Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (FASTCENT) provided the MSC-chartered roro Liberty with an on-board security presence, during the vessel’s voyage through the Strait Of Hormuz, following the tensions that have spiked in the area.
It has been over two years since the US Navy was shaken by two successive collisions involving US navy ships and claiming lives of 17 sailors. As part of its lessons learned series, SAFETY4SEA focuses today on the collision between the USS Fitzgerald with a merchant ship which pushed the US Navy to redefine its approach on safety.
The US Navy discusses the challenges behind the Internet highlighting that cyber threat against the Navy is a reality. The cyber attacks affect the Navy’s security as anyone with a personal computer, smart phone or smart device is engaged to the battle.
A US Navy sailor lost his life following a fall aboard the aircraft carrier ‘USS Nimitz’, while the ship was in port at the Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, in the evening hours of Friday. The 21-year-old Logistics Specialist Seaman, Juan José Garcia-Herrera, fell from one of the ship’s aircraft elevators.
Three sailors assigned to the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush lost their lives in off-ship accidents, believed to be suicide. The navy is collaborating with local investigators to examine under which circumstances these incidents took place.
Boeing and the US Navy announced successful completion of the first test flight of the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler. The MQ-25 is expected to provide the US Navy with a much-needed carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling capability.
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