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…

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‘Marine Megatropolis’ Photo Exhibit

“Marine Megatropolis 1974-1981,” featuring photos by Bob Evans, will be on display at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum in California November 16, 2017 through April 2018. The exhibit includes 26 images selected from expeditions by Bob Evans and Andrew J. McMullen of La Mer Bleu Productions in Santa Barbara. Bob and Andy photo-documented the marine life as it…

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New MARAD Head Sworn In

RAdm. Mark H. Buzby, U.S. Navy (retired), was sworn in as the administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration. Prior to his appointment, Buzby served as president of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA). As Maritime Administrator, Buzby will lead an agency tasked with promoting the use of waterborne transportation and its seamless integration with other segments of…

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Aquaculture Has Limitless Potential, Study Says

Nearly every coastal country has the potential to meet its own domestic seafood needs through aquaculture, according to a study led by scientists from UC Santa Barbara that includes researchers from the Nature Conservancy, UCLA and NOAA. In fact, each country could do so using a tiny fraction of its ocean territory. The research, published…

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