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  • 2 August 2018

    Following a 90-day deployment, the US Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley returned to Kodiak on August 1, patrolling more than 18,000 nautical miles throughout the Pacific Ocean, including transits through the Aleutian Islands, Tokyo Bay and the Sea of Japan. Alex Haley’s crew departed its homeport on May 3 and transited to Yokohama, Japan, for […]

  • 7 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Costa Rica Coast Guard officials recently visited the US Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland as Costa Rica moves closer to operating the two 110-foot patrol boats it received through a transfer last fall. The Coast Guard formally transferred the two patrol boats – the former cutters Long Island and Roanoke Island – to Costa […]

  • 4 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. has transferred ownership of two former U.S. Coast Guard cutters, Jefferson Island and Staten Island, to the Georgian Coast Guard in a ceremony at the Coast Guard yard in Maryland, on September 30. Jefferson Island and Staten Island, whose new names are Ochamchire and Dioskuria, are scheduled to be shipped to Georgia in summer 2017 after completing maintenance, upgrades, […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Japanese shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corporation launched the Philipine Coast Guard’s first multi role response vessel (MRRV) last May. The launching and naming ceremony was held at the Isogo Works Yokohama Shipyard in Yokohama, Japan and was attended by Philippine Coast Guard officials. The first 44-meter vessel was named “Tubbataha”, after one of the lighthouses in the […]

  • 15 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) and vessels from the Philippine Coast Guard conducted joint search-and-rescue exercises at sea, west of Manila, May 14. The Bertholf, a 418-foot National Security Cutter based in Alameda, California, trained with the Philippine Coast Guard patrol vessels BRP Batangas and BRP Kalanggaman on small boat search-and-rescue tactics during […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Coast Guard transferred the former high endurance cutter Morgenthau to the Vietnam coast guard during a ceremony in Honolulu, on May 25. The former U.S. Coast Guard cutter will be renamed CSB 8020 and is expected to improve the Vietnam coast guard’s maritime domain awareness, increase its capacity to perform maritime law enforcement operations, and […]

  • 12 March 2019

    The 67-meter-long Argentine Coast Guard vessel Mantilla fired several shots at Chinese fishing vessel Hua Xiang 801 which was caught fishing illegally in Argentine’s exclusive economic zone on March 1.  As informed by the coast guard, the fire was opened after the fishing vessel failed to respond to attempts to establish radio contact and performed […]

  • 25 April 2016

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returned home to Alameda on Friday, 22nd of April, after seizing $329 million in cocaine during a successful 95-day counter narcotics deployment. The 126-person Alameda-based crew of the Cutter Bertholf interdicted nine smuggling vessels, detained 22 suspected narcotraffickers, and seized over 20,000 pounds of illegal narcotics […]

  • 29 July 2016
    Training & Education

    Coast Guard crews are scheduled to participate in multiple Seattle Seafair Festival events during the annual Fleet Week, while also conducting security and safety patrols in Elliott Bay along Seattle’s waterfront and on Lake Washington. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Active, a 210-foot Medium Endurance Cutter homeported in Port Angeles, along with the […]

  • 28 June 2016

    The U.S Coast Guard repatriated 103 Cuban migrants, including one migrant with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, from June 25 – 27. The Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. crew repatriated 58 Cuban migrants Saturday, and 45 more Cuban migrants Monday. The U.S. Coast Guard said the repatriations were a result of 10 […]

  • 26 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Today, the Peene shipyard in Germany successfully completed a new series that was part of an order obtained during insolvency. The coast guard vessel (Kustbevakningen Vessel) KBV 034 was handed over to the Swedish Coast Guard, with a reflagging ceremony at dock 2 of the Peene shipyard in Wolgast, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The Swedish Coast Guard […]

  • 10 October 2017

    A Libyan Coast Guard boat on Saturday, October 7, opened fire on a tanker they suspected was smuggling Libyan fuel.  A video released by the coast guard shows the Comoros-flagged oil products tanker Goeast being hit by 30mm rounds fired by the coast guard boat. The tanker’s hull, tanks and engine room were severely damaged in the […]

  • 4 October 2017

    The UK Coastguard on October 4 said it was responding to an explosion aboard a dredging vessel two nautical miles South of Dodman Point, Cornwall. Several persons were injured in the explosion, according to the UK Coast Guard. The service only said the vessel in question was a dredger without providing more specific information. It […]

  • 9 August 2018

    US Coast Guard cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) is set to offload over 7 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades on Thursday. The cocaine was seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean from early June to mid-July from seven suspected smuggling vessels. In an operation on July 3, the Mohawk crew and Tactical Law […]

  • 7 July 2017
    Industry news

    As part of an agreement between the European Union and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Damen Shipyards Group has delivered two SAR 1906 vessels to the Turkish Coast Guard. The two vessels – the first to be delivered in what is a six-vessel contract – will be mobilised in refugee and migrant rescue operations. […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has contracted Teledyne to deliver multibeam echosounder packages for its two new-build hydrographic survey vessels. Through its local representative Hydro Systems Development, Teledyne will supply its products for one 100-meter vessel and a smaller, 23-meter vessel. Built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the 100 meter vessel will feature the HydroSweep DS full ocean depth […]

  • 8 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian Coast Guard’s medium icebreakers and high endurance multi task ships are getting a life-extension modernization carried out by Swiss-Swedish company ABB. Of the 14 vessels in operation, 10 are receiving the upgrades. Design and work supply on first of the ten vessels, CCGS Pierre Radisson, is already underway and will be completed in July 2017. […]

  • 29 March 2017

    The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James offloaded some 16 tons of cocaine worth an estimated $420 million on Tuesday in Port Everglades. The cocaine was seized by U.S. and Canadian ships with an embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team during a 26-day period in international waters off the Eastern Pacific […]

  • 17 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Coast Guard has officially transferred two 110-foot patrol boats to the Costa Rican Coast Guard through the Excess Defense Articles (EDA) program. The transfer ceremony of the former cutters Long Island and Roanoke Island took place in Caldera, Costa Rica, on October 13. Costa Rica is the third nation to receive the 110-foot patrol boats […]

  • 18 April 2016

    A Coast Guard boat crew rescued three fishermen after their vessel took on water and sank less than one mile outside of Grays Harbor, Washington. The 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor transported the fishermen to shore, where emergency medical services personnel evaluated one of them for a reported heart […]

  • 22 April 2016

    The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for a missing boater in Tampa Bay, Florida, Thursday afternoon. At 11:52 a.m. on Tuesday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a mayday call via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16 from a woman aboard a 24-foot boat reporting her friend had not resurfaced after diving […]

  • 6 October 2016

    The European Border and Coast Guard Agency was officially launched today, September 6, less than a year after it was first proposed by the European Commission. The launch event took place at the Kapitan Andreevo Border Checkpoint at the Bulgarian external border with Turkey in the presence of Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has concluded an agreement with the Republic of the Philippines to construct two multi-role response vessels (MRRVs). These vessels will be built at Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works and are scheduled to be delivered to the Philippine Coast Guard in 2022. With a length […]

  • 4 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Coast Guard is set to unveil a historic lifeboat as a new static display during a ceremony scheduled for May 6 at Coast Guard Station Chatham. The new static display commemorates the first production 44-foot Motor Lifeboat purchased by the Coast Guard and commissioned in Chatham in 1963. Previously, this small boat was used by […]

  • 1 December 2015

    The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton and Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriated 108 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Sunday, November 30. These repatriations are a result of seven separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These were interdictions of Cuban nationals attempting to illegally enter the […]

  • 3 November 2016

    Search and Rescue (SAR) of persons in distress at sea is one of the noblest acts that is undertaken by coastal nations in a systematized manner. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) – A National Authority for Maritime SAR services in Indian Search and Rescue Region (ISRR), which spans over an area of 4.6 Million Sq […]

  • 9 February 2017

    The process of icebreaking involves more than using the biggest hammer and busting your way through. Even the biggest hammer can be broken if mistakes are made, U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer David Mosley writes. To some, the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, with 75,000 horsepower, more than 2-inch thick hull and 13,500 tons […]

  • 11 September 2018

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is bracing for Super Typhoon Mangkhut which is expected to reach the country by the middle of this week. The coast guard has alerted its districts and stations in Northern and Central Luzon to brace for the possible effects of the tropical storm, forecasted to develop into a super typhoon […]

  • 7 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Coast Guard on August 4 announced the names of the first 11 offshore patrol cutters that are set to start deliveries in fiscal year 2021. Built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group, the cutters will be named Argus, Chase, Ingham, Pickering, Rush, Icarus, Active, Diligence, Alert, Vigilant and Reliance. The Coast Guard’s new vessels will bridge capabilities […]