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Joint Maritime Facility Studies Oil Spill Fires, Survival Suits and Technology

The Joint Maritime Test Facility (JMTF) is jointly operated by the Coast Guard Research and Development Center and the Naval Research Laboratory, with the primary purpose of developing technology and strategies for responding to fires and oil spills at sea. The facility’s prime asset is a burn pan: a tank used to simulate a real-world marine environment to test the

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Argentine Sub Goes Missing

An Argentine submarine went missing last week about 270 miles off the coast of Argentina, carrying 44 crewmembers. It had left Ushuaia and was on its way to Mar de Plata. The sub was supposedly returning to base after reporting battery failure when it got lost. Seven communication attempts from the sub occurred Saturday, and on Monday the Argentine Navy

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Complicated Web of Technology, Human Error and Funding Questions May Be to Blame for USS McCain Collision

Ten sailors lost their lives last week when USS John S. McCain collided with a Liberian chemical tanker near Singapore. Early reports blamed a possible steering failure in the McCain vessel, and the question of cyber attack is still under investigation by the Navy. While the problem may have been related to the ship’s integrated bridge navigation system (IBNS), the

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Navy Commander Fired in Wake of USS McCain Collision

On Monday, the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker off Singapore, resulting in 10 sailors missing. In the wake of the accident, some remains have been found, and VAdm. Joseph Aucoin, the three-star commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, was relieved of command. The Navy said it had lost “confidence” in the commander. Aucoin’s removal follows four accidents involving Navy

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