US Navy: Naval Shipyard wasted $21m on equipment, Gear and vehicles for Unauthorized Security Force

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Senior security personnel at Norfolk Naval Shipyard established an unauthorized armed police force and wasted as much as $21 million in manpower, stockpiled vehicles and other gear, including a high-speed boat, for more than a decade following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to a Naval Sea Systems Command investigation. The investigation, obtained by The…

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Why Do U.S. Navy Ships Keep Crashing?

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The déjà vu collision of the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain with an oil tanker near Singapore was the Navy’s fourth serious incident in the western Pacific this year, and mirrored a similar disaster in June that claimed the lives of seven sailors off the coast of Japan. In January, the USS Antietam ran aground near Yokosuka, Japan, where the U.S.…

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U.S. Rear Admiral Pleads Guilty in Navy Bribery and Fraud Case

U.S. Navy Admiral Pleads Guilty to Lying to Federal Investigators about His Relationship with Foreign Defence Contractor in Massive Navy Bribery and Fraud Investigation. It’s believed to be the first time an active-duty U.S. Navy flag officer has been charged with a crime in federal court. On Thursday, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau pleaded guilty to…

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A new stealth corvette from France

Cherbourg based CMN (Constructions Mecaniques de Normandie) has unveiled the C Sword 90 stealthy corvette at the Euronaval naval expo in Paris this week. The stealth vessel is one of three new ship designs the company is launching, all positioned to address the growing needs of world navies to support increasingly demanding missions encountered at…

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