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  1. Pebble Partnership Unveils New Bristol Bay Mine Plan

    The backers of the proposed copper and gold mine in the headwaters of Alaska's Bristol Bay, UK-based mining firm Anglo American and British Columbia-based Northern Dynasty Minerals, have released a new version of their development plan.  The first plan for their "Pebble …
  2. Photos: Indian Navy Rescues Bulker from Pirates

    On Friday, the Indian Navy patrol vessel INS Trishul saved the crew of the Indian bulker Jag Amar from a pirate attack in the Gulf of Aden.  On Friday, the Jag Amar was under way on a voyage from Romania to Jubail, Saudi Arabia. At 1230 hours, a group of 12 suspected pir…
  3. Tropical Storm Nate Forces Gulf Oil Well Shut-Ins

    On Friday, the National Hurricane Center predicted that Tropical Storm Nate will travel north across the Gulf of Mexico and make landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast as a Category One hurricane, with sustained winds of 70 knots. A hurricane warning is in effect between Grand Isle, Louisiana and …
  4. Coast Guard Celebrates Record-Breaking Drug Busts

    Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton recently offloaded 50,550 pounds of cocaine and heroin worth more than $679 million wholesale, which marks a record-breaking year in cocaine seizures for the service. The drugs were seized in 25 different interdictions in the Ea…
  5. DHS Will Allow Puerto Rico Jones Act Waiver to Expire

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Thursday that it will not extend a 10-day Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico, heeding calls from the American maritime industry to allow the emergency exemption to expire. Without further action by DHS, the waiver will run out…
  6. CNO: To Fix Navy's Problems, Empower Junior Officers

    On Friday, U.S. Navy chief of naval operations Adm. John Richardson released his preliminary conclusions from a fleetwide “operational pause” in the wake of the USS McCain and USS Fitzgerald collisions. He reminded commanders that the ultimate responsibility for any uni…
  7. USS McCain Prepares for Heavy Lift to Yokosuka

    The collision-damaged destroyer USS John S. McCain has begun her journey from Singapore to Yokosuka, Japan, where she will be repaired at Seventh Fleet's naval dockyard. She left Singapore's Changi Naval Base on October 5 under tow, bound for a nearby rendezvous point for loading onto…
  8. USNS Comfort Provides Backup for Puerto Rico's Hospitals

    Puerto Rico's medical system is still struggling to recover from the effects of Hurricane Maria. Three quarters of the island's hospitals remain on emergency backup power after the storm destroyed the electrical grid, leaving them without air conditioning and vulnerable to…
  9. Container Ship Docks with 46-Foot Whale on Bow

    A dead whale estimated to be 46 feet (14 meters) long was carried into New Zealand's Port of Tauranga on the bow of a Maersk container ship on Wednesday. The local Department of Conservation (DOC) says the Bryde’s whale was dead when the ship berthed. The death is viewed as a…
  10. DARPA Invests in Anti-Drone System for Small Craft

    The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is investing in technology to help Coast Guard boats and military vehicles defend against the threat of small drones. Small unmanned aircraft grow less expensive and more readily available every year, and when weaponized, they pose an array…