Editor's note -- The writer decided (on Monday, July 26) that this motley crew of sea-faring tweets should pay more attention to President Obama's new National Ocean Council.
'National Ocean Council' RT @Reuters Obama sets plan for oceans, Great Lakes http://bit.ly/aIjTCX
about 20 hours ago via web
~~If you would like to "Meet the National Ocean Council," please click on this White House link.
Co-Chairs are Nancy Sutley (Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality) and Dr. John P. Holdren (Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy)
Just about every cabinet secretary is on this Council and important science groups like NASA. Also OMB director Peter Orszag, but he won't be an NOC member long because he quit OMB. No news on his replacement.
MEANWHILE ... The fight between Norfolk, Va. and Mayport, Fla. navy ports continues over the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier, humanitarian aid to the Latin American basin proceeds and Naval contracts are awarded.
Navy still wants Mayport carrier, despite #CrybabyVirginia claims | jacksonville.com: http://bit.ly/cL595j
about 19 hours ago via web
Ship loaded at Mayport for annual humanitarian mission | jacksonville.com: http://bit.ly/90IfbT via @TimothyGibbons
9:25 AM Jul 18th via web
RT @JBJNews Atlantic Marine wins $12.6M Navy contract: Atlantic Marine Mayport LLC was awarded a $12.6 million contract by the... http://bit.ly/9FjvrX