"Our testimony today may seem like a broken record," Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. William Moran said at a February House armed services committee hearing. "Our Navy faces increased demand without the size and resources required to properly maintain and train for our future. And every year we've had to make tough choices often choosing to sacrifice long-term readiness to make sure we be ready to answer the call today." … [Read more...] about Many warnings of readiness ‘crisis’ before latest ship accidents
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According to Forbes, Cruise has reportedly shelled out $700,000 of his own money to help production company Truenorth charter two cruise ships from Norway’s Hurtigruten company that will house both the cast and crew of “Mission: Impossible 7” while filming. The hope is to create a bubble that will allow them all to work without running the risk of a widespread outbreak. … [Read more...] about Tom Cruise paying for ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ cast, crew to live on cruise ships amid coronavirus pandemic
A Navy official contested the GAO's training certification data, arguing that the GAO was focused on higher-level warfighting certifications and not the nuts-and-bolts certifications for operating ships where the Pacific fleet's destroyers and cruisers have a better record. There are 22 certifications required for each ship and the GAO only reported on half, the official noted, though they declined to provide the full training records for the USS Fitzgerald and USS McCain, citing the ongoing investigations into the collisions. … [Read more...] about Exclusive: US Navy ships in deadly collisions had dismal training records
"We ask a lot of our men and women in the Navy," Thornberry said in a statement. "The time they spend at sea is increasing, while their ships age and their funding gets cut. These are just the conditions that can lead to an increase in the kinds of accidents we are witnessing." … [Read more...] about Why are so many Navy ships crashing?
FILE — In this Sunday, Aug. 16 file photo the Japanese MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, can be seen from the coast of Mauritius. The oil spill disaster turned deadly this week when a tugboat leaving the shipwreck collided with a barge and sank, killing at least three sailors, police said Tuesday Sept. 1, 2020. less … [Read more...] about Japan ship operator to pay $9M over Mauritius oil spill