Places in the News: Mapping the Locations of Naval Ships
The United States Naval Update Map shows the approximate current locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups and other ships based on available open-source data. A Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is centered on an aircraft carrier, which projects U.S. naval and air power and includes significant offensive strike capability.
One particular CSG is the USS Carl Vinson based out of San Diego, California. The location of this ship has been in the news in relation to the situation in North Korea. According to the map, the USS Carl Vinson CSG was on a scheduled port visit to Singapore on April 6. An update from the commander of the ship announced that the ship’s “deployment has been extended 30 days to provide a persistent presence in the Waters off the Korean Peninsula.”