Tag: USS Cole

  • Is a tanker war coming?

    Could US policy impact the merchant fleet? Maritime implications of Trump’s threats against Iran Dr. Theodore Karasik Last week, US President Donald Trump’s administration all but declared pending military action […]

  • USN boosts Red Sea presence

    The US Navy has decided to deploy two more Arleigh-Burke class destroyers in the Red Sea in order to fend off attacks from Yemeni Houthi rebels US Builds Up Red […]

  • Dangers of the BAM

    The ongoing hazards to shipping off Yemen. Dangerous Waters in the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb By James Pothecary Introduction On 25 October 2016, the Spanish-flagged merchant tanker Galicia Spirit came under fire […]

  • RPG? No. Boat Bomb

    Unknown attackers detonate bomb 20m from tanker. Boat that attacked gas tanker off Yemen carried explosives: shipowner By Jonathan Saul Unknown assailants who opened fire on a gas tanker last […]

  • Terrorists on the Ocean

    How real is the risk of maritime terrorism? Terrorists on the Ocean: Sea Monsters in the 21st Century By CAPT Robert N. Hein, USN The call of the ocean has […]

  • ISIS maritime concerns mount

    No actual evidence of threat, but fears remain. Former NATO Commander Stavridis Warns ISIS Could Strike Marine Corps, Navy Fleet By: Gidget Fuentes SAN DIEGO — Fifteen years after the […]

  • USS Cole case development

    Sudan yet to respond to verdict. Banks must turn over Sudanese assets to USS Cole victims: U.S. court BY JOSEPH AX Three banks must turn over Sudanese funds to victims […]

  • Two U.S. Ships in Black Sea

    Military presence maintained in Black Sea.  Two U.S. Ships in Black Sea, French Surveillance Ship Due Friday By: Sam LaGrone The U.S. command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) entered the Black Sea on […]