Repairs Coming for Port Canaveral NOTU

September 30, 2019 – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $34.6 million firm-fixed-price contract Sept. 27, to Triton Marine Construction Corporation from Bremerton, Washington, for repairs to the Naval Ordnance Test Unit (NOTU) Poseidon Wharf located at Cape Canaveral, Florida. NOTU operates the Navy Port at Port Canaveral, supporting submarines and surface ships of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and foreign navies and assets of the Military Sealift Command. “The Poseidon Wharf project at Cape Canaveral will be the first major work completed on the wharf since it was…

Read More

USS Indiana Brought to Life, Commissioned in Port Canaveral

October 1, 2018 – USS Indiana, the third submarine to bear the name and third vessel to be named for the state, was brought to life by its sponsor, Diane K. Donald, wife of retired Adm. Kirkland Donald, the former director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion and commander, Submarine Forces, Sept. 29, 2018. Before giving the order to bring the ship to life, Indiana’s sponsor had a few words to impart to those in attendance and any potential future adversaries. “Today we celebrate the time-honored tradition of placing USS Indiana into the…

Read More

Project Pelican’s 35-Year Lease

By Capt Joseph R. John, March 21, 2018: Op Ed #383 By clicking the below listed link, you will be able to view a short video that explains why the 35 year lease with a Russian-owned container company at Port Canaveral, Florida, approved by the Obama administration, is extremely dangerous for the National Security of the United States.  The Russians and their Middle East partners are operating automatously, under the radar, “inside the wire.” Project Pelican is among the worst agreements the Obama administration ever approved, possibly worse than transferring…

Read More

Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returns home from 44-day northern Caribbean Sea patrol

February 24, 2017 – USCGC Confidence returned Friday to their homeport in Port Canaveral following a 44-day northern Caribbean Sea patrol. During their patrol of the Florida Straits and the Windward Passage, the crew conducted alien migrant interdiction operations, conducted search and rescue operations, helped coordinate assets offshore and ensured the boating public complied with Coast Guard safety standards. While in the Windward Passage, the crew interacted with Haitian mariners and warned them of the hazards associated with making ill-prepared sea journeys. Confidence crewmembers also interviewed them to better understand…

Read More