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  • 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 […]

  • 15 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Philippine Coast Guard’s future offshore patrol vessel BRP Gabriela Silang has passed its first sea trials, the French shipbuilder in charge of delivering the vessel announced. The milestone was achieved three months after the OPV was launched by OCEA at its Les Sables d’Olonne site. Hailed as the world’s largest aluminium OPV by the […]

  • 13 December 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Fairbanks Morse has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the US Coast Guard’s offshore patrol cutter (OPC) #2. The USCGC Chase (WMSM-916) will be constructed by Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Florida, and the MPDE will be built by Fairbanks Morse at its Beloit, Wisconsin, […]

  • 31 March 2014
    Industry news

    Cochin Shipyard, on 29 March, launched, the eighth of the 20 Fast Patrol Vessel being built for the Indian Coast Guard.   The vessel was launched by Smt Arti Bhatnagar, Joint Secretary & Finance Manager (Maritime Systems), Ministry of Defense in a simple ceremony at Cochin Shipyard. Cmde K. Subramaniam, CMD, CSL, Shri Ravikumar Roddam, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Cochin Shipyard launched the eleventh of the 20 Fast Patrol Vessels being built for Indian Coast Guard yesterday. The vessel named ‘ICGS ANAGH’ was launched at a ceremony at Cochin Shipyard, after which the keel of BY – 512 the twelfth FPV was laid. CSL has so far delivered 8 vessels in the 20 vessel series and […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Kongsberg Maritime, a Norwegian technology enterprise, has delivered a new CCTV system to the US Coastguard for its Heavy Ice Breaker vessel Polar Star (WAGB-10). The delivery follows a previous CCTV System upgrade on Polar Star’s sister vessel, the USCGC Healy Polar Ice Breaker, in 2013. The USCGC Polar Star is one of the largest ships […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has started fabrication of the US Coast Guard’s tenth Legend-class national security cutter (NSC) Calhoun (WMSL 759). The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. “Each new ship in this class has been an exciting opportunity to build on our legacy,” said […]

  • 23 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) held a keel laying ceremony for Indian Coast Guard’s fifth of the New Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) on 22nd July 2014.   The contract for the construction of six OPVs for the Indian Coast Guard was signed on 9th May 2012. The first keel laying ceremony to mark the commencement of […]

  • 15 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard has been forced to adjust the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) detail design and construction contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) after the shipbuilder’s facilities were damaged when Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 storm, made landfall in Panama City on October 10, 2018. The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security made the decision […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of National Security Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) in a ceremony on September 14. Stone is the ninth Legend-class cutter built at Ingalls for the US Coast Guard. Laura Cavallo, the great niece of the namesake, will serve as the ship’s sponsor. The ship is named in […]

  • 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 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Indian shipbuilding and maintenance company, Cochin Shipyard, launched the 20th Fast Patrol Vessel for the Indian Coast Guard. Named ICGS Ayush, it is the last in the series of 20 patrol vessels. The ship was launched by the mayor of Kochi during a ceremony attended by Indian Coast Guard and company officials. Earlier in 2016, Cochin […]

  • 23 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Ingalls Shipbuilding launched the US Coast Guard’s eighth national security cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on November 23. Midgett was translated via Ingalls’ rail car system to the floating dry dock last week, and the dock was moved away from the pier on Tuesday night. With the assistance of tugboats, Midgett launched off the […]

  • 8 September 2011

      Guard inaugural ceremony of 28 young sailors from Black Sea Fleet flagship – Guard missile cruiser Moskva – was held at the 35th Coastal Battery Memorial in Sevastopol. The servicemen took the Guardsmen Oath in front of the ensign of Guard large ASW ship Krasny Kavkaz which was handed over to the crew of […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Cochin Shipyard recently launched the fourteenth of the 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (BY 514) being built for Indian Coast Guard. The vessel was named ICGS Apoorva in a ceremony at Cochin Shipyard. The shipyard delivered the eleventh fast patrol vessel ICGS Anagh and laid the keel of the fifteenth FPV, BY 515, on the same day. ICGS Anagh will be […]

  • 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. […]