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Q&A: Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering–Career Possibilities

Huntington Ingalls cutter design

A new Bankrate study ranks the most and least valuable college majors and discovered that two niche and little known majors top the list of 162 fields of study: naval architecture and marine engineering. They are followed closely by nuclear and electrical engineering.   Many students may have little to no exposure to these career options and may dismiss them out of hand. But experts

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Metal Shark Expands into Peru

Metal Shark 45 Defiant

U.S.-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has announced its expansion into the country of Peru, with a new patrol boat order now in production and a multiyear coproduction agreement recently established with the state-operated Peruvian shipyard Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA-PERU SA). The first round of Peruvian Navy maritime interdiction vessels are now being built by Metal Shark in the U.S. Under a co-production

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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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