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  • 12 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) held a commissioning ceremony for the cutter Edgar Culbertson (WPC 1137), the service’s 37th fast response cutter (FRC), at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas, on 11 June.

  • 11 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Coast Guard has awarded Eastern Shipbuilding Group a contract modification to procure long lead time materials for the first offshore patrol cutter (OPC). The total value of the option is $41.68 million. This covers the initial order of components and materials necessary to support the cutter’s construction including propeller and steering components, marine diesel […]

  • 21 September 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard received future USCGC Kimball, its seventh national security cutter (NSC), in Pascagoula, Mississippi, September 19. Kimball is scheduled for commissioning at its Honolulu homeport in January 2019; it will be the first NSC stationed there. The cutter’s namesake, Sumner Kimball, served as superintendent of the Revenue Marine, establishing a training school […]

  • 11 July 2014

    The Wilmington, N.C.-based Cutter Diligence recently entered the US Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay for drydock availability.   For the next three months, the 50-year-old medium endurance cutter will undergo critical maintenance work to ensure the cutter and its crew are able to accomplish their safety, security and stewardship missions. “Diligence is entering her […]

  • 12 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Coast Guard received its 27th fast response cutter (FRC), Richard Snyder, in Key West, Florida, on February 8. According to the Coast Guard, the cutter will be the first FRC stationed in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, and will be commissioned in April. Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Richard T. Snyder, the cutter’s namesake, was awarded […]

  • 10 August 2015

    The US Coast Guard commissioned its newest National Security Cutter, the 418-foot Coast Guard Cutter James, Saturday during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Boston. James’s crew will play a vital role in the Coast Guard’s ability to secure the nation’s maritime domain and borders, save lives, interdict illicit traffic, alien smugglers and illegal aliens, and […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Construction on the first ship in a new class of US Coast Guard cutters started with a steel cutting ceremony at Eastern Shipbuilding Group’s facilities in Panama City, Florida, on January 7. The steel cutting for offshore patrol cutter (OPC) Argus (WMSM-915) was a significant milestone for the company even after it sustained damage and […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, the first national security cutter homeported on the East Coast, entered into active service on December 6, at Union Pier Terminal in downtown Charleston. The commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard’s largest and newest 418-foot cutter was presided by Vice Adm. William “Dean” Lee, Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander. . Capt. […]

  • 5 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Bollinger Shipyards delivered the 35th fast response cutter (FRC), Angela McShan, to the US Coast Guard in Key West, Florida, on August 1. The cutter will be the third of three FRCs stationed in Cape May, New Jersey. Angela McShan, the cutter’s namesake, was the first African-American woman to be promoted to master chief petty […]

  • 8 January 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) is set to commission its 36th Sentinel-class fast response cutter (FRC), Daniel Tarr, later this week. The commissioning ceremony for the newbuild will be held in Galveston, Texas, on January 10. The ship was delivered to the coast guard by Bollinger Shipyards in Florida in November 2019. The Coast Guard […]

  • 3 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Ukrainian Navy is set to receive two former US Coast Guard Island-class cutters, Admiral Ihor Voronchenko, head of the Ukrainian Navy, announced April 2. The navy chief said the contract for the transfer of cutters would be concluded as soon as the transfer and equipment-related expenses. Ukraine will not be paying for the cutters, it […]

  • 23 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard commissioned USCGC Richard Snyder, its 27th fast response cutter (FRC), in a ceremony inAtlantic Beach, North Carolina, April 20. The cutter is the first FRC stationed in Atlantic Beach. Chief Boatswain’s Mate Richard Snyder, the cutter’s namesake, was part of an American landing party which came under fire on the island of […]

  • 23 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard has accepted delivery of its 30th fast response cutter, the future USCGC Robert Ward. The FRC was accepted by the Coast Guard in Key West, Florida, on Aug. 21, and will be the second FRC stationed in San Pedro, California. The cutter’s namesake, Robert Ward, was a seaman first class on […]

  • 29 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) will decommission today Sherman (WHEC 720), its ninth high endurance cutter. The decommissioning ceremony will take place at Coast Guard Base Honolulu at 2 pm local time. In late-January, the cutter returned from its final deployment, completing a 76-day patrol in the Bering Sea. Sherman’s operational resume includes action in […]

  • 8 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the 29th fast response cutter (FRC), Forrest Rednour, to the US Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. The cutter will be the first FRC stationed in San Pedro, California, and will be commissioned this fall. Petty Officer 2nd Class Forrest Rednour, the cutter’s namesake, heroically risked his life on February 3, […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Industry news

    In a decommissioning ceremony Monday at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the U.S. Coast Guard bid farewell to its last East Coast-based high endurance cutter: the Gallatin.   Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker presided over the decommissioning where he commended the crew, its leaders and the cutter’s long and […]

  • 29 October 2015

    US Coast Guard Cutter Campbell is scheduled to return to its homeport of Kittery, Maine today, Thursday, after a 50-day patrol of the North Atlantic. The cutter accomplished a great deal during the high tempo patrol including search and rescue, enforcement of federal fishing regulations, completing an international exercise with the Canadian Navy, and a […]

  • 2 June 2017

    U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned from a Caribbean Sea patrol after seizing $2.2 million worth of marijuana and some 375 kilograms of suspected cocaine. USCGC Diligence returned to Wilmington on Wednesday after spending 65 days on patrol. The cutter’s crew was deployed in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South) and performed several Coast Guard missions, […]

  • 29 September 2015

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant is scheduled to return to homeport Wednesday. Cutter Vigilant left Port Canaveral , Florida, August 9, to patrol the Western Caribbean where their primary mission was counter drug operations along with secondary missions of search and rescue and alien-migrant interdiction. Over the course of the 53 […]

  • 30 April 2020

    Florida-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group has cut the first steel for the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) second offshore patrol cutter (OPC). The ship, to be named Chase (WMSM-916), is scheduled for delivery in 2023. The cutting of steel started the fabrication and assembly of the cutter’s hull, and ESG is to complete keel laying of Chase […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Coast Guard has awarded Bremerton-based SAFE Boats International LLC a $2.74 million contract for the delivery of seven over the horizon IV (OTH-IV) cutter boats. The orders include trailers and familiarization training. According to the Coast Guard, this order brings the total number of OTH-IVs ordered to 103; the seven under the most […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Eastern Shipbuilding Group a $110.29 million contract for the production of the lead Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) and up to eight follow-on cutters. If the Coast Guard opts to build all nine cutters the contract will be worth $2.38 billion. The OPC acquisition will replace the service’s aging fleet of medium endurance […]

  • 31 March 2015

    Over the past few weeks, the United States Coast Guard Cutter Aquidneck has patrolled the Gulf of Oman to conduct counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in support of CTF-150. While assigned to CTF-150, Aquidneck is busy searching, identifying, approaching and boarding vessels suspected of providing a source of funding to international terrorist organisations by smuggling […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard’s 27th fast response cutter (FRC), Richard Snyder, arrived at its new homeport in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, on March 21. Richard Snyder is the first of its class to be homeported in Atlantic Beach. The FRC was buuilt by Bollinger Shipyards and received by the US Coast Guard in Key West, Florida, […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) became the second fast patrol cutter to be stationed in Hawaii after arriving in Honolulu on Sunday. The 154-foot fast response cutters cutters are designed to patrol coastal regions and feature advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance equipment, including the ability to launch and […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Coast Guard is set to decommission its eighth high endurance cutter USCGC Morngethau during a ceremony at Base Honolulu, on Tuesday. The Hamilton-class cutter is being retired after nearly 50 years of service as part of the Coast Guard’s recapitalization efforts. USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC 722), a 378-foot high endurance cutter, saw action in the Vietnam […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard welcomed its two newest national security cutters rare dual-commissioning ceremony at Base Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday. The Coast Guard cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) and Coast Guard cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) are the seventh and eighth legend-class national security cutters in the Coast Guard’s fleet. The Kimball and Midgett will join the […]

  • 5 February 2015

    US Coast Guard Cutter Sherman held a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Wednesday. Capt. Aldante Vinciguerra relieved Capt. Kevin A. Jones as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Sherman. Jones will assume command of Rush, which was recently decommissioned. Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander presided over […]

  • 27 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard received its 34th fast response cutter (FRC), William Hart, from shipbuilder Bollinger Shipyards on May 23. The cutter was handed over in Florida and will be the third of three FRCs stationed in Honolulu. William Hart, the cutter’s namesake, received the Gold Lifesaving Medal for his actions in November 1926. Hart […]