US Navy

U.S. Navy to consider training improvements

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.

US Navy testing exoskeletons to reduce load for sailors

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.

11 US sailors injured after fire onboard the warship USS Iwo Jima

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.

US Navy embarks merchant vessels sailing through Hormuz for security

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. 

USS Fitzgerald deadly collision: Poor seamanship in the spotlight

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.

Cyber attacks threaten the US Navy

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. 

21-year-old navy sailor dies after fall onboard USS Nimitz

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.

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