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CNO Calls for New Definition of Sea Power

By Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen told students and faculty at the Naval War College during a visit there Aug. 31 that the Navy needs to take a fresh look at sea power to better meet the challenges of the 21st century. “We have a pretty good idea of what we can't do without [sea power], but do we really know all the things that we can accomplish with it?” Mullen asked the audience. “We need a new - or as you will see, maybe a not-so-new, but very different - image of sea power.” Mullen began his comments by expressing his sympathy for all those hit hard by Hurricane Katrina. "I would just like us all to keep it in our thoughts and prayers, all those people who are suffering right now from Katrina," he said. "Over the last 24 hours we have deployed a number of units, a number of capabilities - and again, this is a team effort; we're not alone in that regard - to be able to both assess and respond," CNO added. Mullen said that when he came into the Navy, it was all about "big ships and blue water, training for the big fight, training to fight the big bad 10-foot-tall Soviets." Today, however, "we face entirely new challenges, the likes of which we couldn't have even imagined just a few short years ago," CNO said.


CNO: Sea Power Too Narrowly Defined, Navy to Expand Missions

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Mike Mullen, addressed members of the Surface Navy Association (SNA) Jan. 10 at their 18th Annual National Symposium held at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, Va. Addressing the SNA for the first time since taking the helm as CNO, Mullen said the Navy’s view of sea power needed to expand, incorporating both traditional and nontraditional missions. "I believe sea power as a notion has become way too narrowly defined," Mullen said


ABB Wins $50m North Sea Power Contract

ABB has won a contract worth $50m from BP Plc in Norway to supply equipment for an underwater power link that will increase reliable and safe electricity supply and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ABB will supply the converter stations at each end of the 292-kilometer cable which will bring Direct Current power from Lista in southern Norway to the Valhall oil field in the North Sea where it will be converted to Alternating Current


Brookings Institution to Sponsor Webcast of CNO Speech

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen announces the naming of DDG 108 as USS Wayne E. Meyer at a ceremony celebrating the deliverance of the 100th Aegis Weapons System to the Navy. The ship was named after retired Rear Adm. Meyer, who is widely regarded as the "The Father of Aegis" after spearheading the development of the defense system, and will fittingly receive the 100th system. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st


Navy League to Celebrate Centennial in NY

Over 600 Navy Leaguers from around the world will be in New York June 28 to July 2 attending the national convention and celebrating the Centennial of the Navy League of the United States (NLUS). The Navy League is proud of its 100-year patriotic legacy of supporting the sea services—the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and U.S. -flag Merchant Marine. The Navy League was launched in 1902, with the enthusiastic support and personal funding of President Theodore Roosevelt


USS Mahan Counterpiracy Ops

As part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) is cooperating with approximately 14 nations also operating in the Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. CTF 151, a counterpiracy task force, was established to create a lawful maritime order and develop security in the maritime environment. “In our first two weeks on patrol, we have coordinated and deconflicted our efforts with a host of other navies,” said Cmdr


LPD-19 - Mesa Verde - Christened

In a traditional naval ceremony blended with Native American traditions and symbolism, the amphibious transport dock ship LPD 19 was christened Mesa Verde in front of more than 1,000 guests. LPD 19 is the third San Antonio (LPD 17)-class ship being built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps team. "Christening this ship symbolizes our hopes and our dreams for the capabilities of our Navy's future," said Dionel Aviles,


Mesa Verde (LPD 19) Christened

In a traditional naval ceremony blended with Native American traditions and symbolism, the amphibious transport dock ship LPD 19 was christened Mesa Verde in front of more than 1,000 guests. LPD 19 is the third San Antonio (LPD 17)-class ship being built by Northrop Grumman Corporation for the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps team. "Christening this ship symbolizes our hopes and our dreams for the capabilities of our Navy's future," said Dionel Aviles,


Rear Admiral Dwyer Takes Helm of PEO Carriers

By JOC David Nagle, Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs Rear Adm. Dennis Dwyer relieved Rear Adm. Roland Knapp as Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Aircraft Carriers during a Change of Command ceremony on July 26 at the Washington Navy Yard. Dwyer, a Philadelphia native, leads the team responsible for the acquisition and development of aircraft carriers and air platforms of the future, as well as modernizing and upgrading the present carrier fleet to support the Chief of Naval


HII’s Petters Honored by Navy League

Mike Petters, president and chief executive officer of Huntington Ingalls Industries (Photo courtesy of HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that Mike Petters, its president and CEO, was honored by the Navy League of the United States New York Council at a dinner last night in New York City. Petters was awarded the Rear Admiral John J. Bergen Leadership in Industry Award for his leadership of HII and the company's achievement in designing and building the ships that help maintain the sea power that assures the United Sates' security and economic prosperity


Iran Uses Maritime Confrontations to Project Power in Gulf

Iran is using its sea power in the Gulf to show it will not be cowed by Washington's newly assertive Arab allies, prompting critics to accuse Tehran of destabilising the region. Iranian ships fired shots at a Singapore-flagged tanker which it said damaged an Iranian oil platform


Iran Ship to Red Sea Could spark Yemen Showdown

An Iranian cargo ship heading to Yemen is expected to cross into the Red Sea on Thursday, state news agency IRNA reported, amid fears of a showdown with Saudi-led forces enforcing restrictions on Yemeni ports. The approaching vessel threatens to broaden a regional confrontation over Yemen --


New Flag Program Honors US Merchant Marines

Image: MARAD

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the launch of the United States Merchant Marine Flag Program, which will provide U.S. Merchant Marine Flags for display nationwide, honoring the historic and continuing contributions of U.S


China, Russia Conclude Naval Drill

Photo: Ministry of Defence, Russia.

 Russia and China naval forces concluded their first-ever joint military exercise in the Mediterranean Sea this morning, according to an online news briefing from the Chinese Defense Ministry.   The naval drill code-named “Joint Sea 2015” was held from May 17 to 21 and


Nor Lines Launches Cuxhaven RoRo Link

Kvitebjørn by Nor Lines

 The Norwegian shipping company Nor Lines has started a direct weekly RoRo connection between German Port of Cuxhaven and Norway.   The first departure of the liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered 5,000 dwt short sea cargo vessel MS Kvitbjørn was on May 7


US Pulls Sri Lanka out of China Maritime Net

 Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the US Secretary of State John Kerry: Photo credit: Official Facebook page of Ranil Wickremesinghe

 US has begun to wean Sri Lanka away from China’s maritime security net by incorporating Sri Lanka into their Indo-Pacific region maritime security program, says the Times of India.   The US State Department said last Tuesday that United States will collaborate with Sri Lanka to


Wärtsilä's' Scrubber Systems for Dutch RoRo Vessels

The Bothniaborg is one of the two Royal Wagenborg vessels to be fitted with Wärtsilä scrubber systems.

  Royal Wagenborg, the Dutch ship owner and operator, has ordered Wärtsilä scrubber systems to clean the exhaust emissions from two of its RoRo carriers, the 'Balticborg' and 'Bothniaborg'. These will be Wärtsilä's first deliveries of its scrubber systems to Royal


Germany Subsidizes Warships Sale to Israel

Israel bought four German-made corvette warships on Monday to help secure its Mediterranean gas rigs, with Berlin heavily subsidizing the deal, Israel's Defence Ministry said on Monday. The ships, worth 430 million euros ($480 million), will be built by Thyssen Krupp and delivered within five


Containership Sold in Aruba after Bank Arrest

Haco van der Houven van Oordt (Photo: AKD)

Rotterdam-based law firm AKD has completed the sale at auction of the container vessel Caribbean Sea in the courts of Aruba following its arrest by Rabobank for outstanding mortgage debts in excess of $28 million.   The entire arrest and auction process was completed in just 20 days


Rolls-Royce: 50 Years of Azimuth Thruster Production

Photo: Rolls-Royce

Marking 50 years since the delivery of its first azimuth thruster, Rolls-Royce held an event in Rauma, Finland to celebrate the occasion.   Azimuthing thrusters, which today are one of Rolls-Royce’s most successful marine products,  rotate through 360 degrees


Barillec to Present ‘Marine Apps’

Photo: Barillec

Barillec informs it has chosen the Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo to unveil its new identity and to present its “Marine Apps”.  The show will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from June 23-25.   Barillec develops marine applications based on 60 years of global


Face Off: China and US in South China Sea

Map by RFA

 China has voiced “serious concern” over US plans for military air and sea patrols in the South China Sea.   There has been reports that US official reportedly said that Washington was planning to send ships and aircraft to “assert freedom of navigation” around


BMT’s Fleet Management System to Debut at Nor-Shipping

Photo: BMT SMART

BMT SMART Ltd., the specialist fleet and vessel performance management company of BMT Group, will launch its new SMARTFLEET Management system at Nor-Shipping in Oslo next month. Technical experts will be on hand to showcase the system and its capabilities whilst discussing with delegates their


South China Sea Dispute Takes to the Skies

When the U.S. navy sent a littoral combat ship on its first patrol of the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea during the past week, it was watching the skies as well.   The USS Fort Worth, one of the most modern ships in the U.S


U.S., China clash over disputed South China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

  The United States and China clashed over a territorial dispute in the South China Sea on Saturday, as China's foreign minister asserted its sovereignty to reclaim reefs saying its determination to protect its interests is "as hard as a rock".






 
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