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  • 28 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard transferred two of its decommissioned Island-class cutters to Ukraine in a ceremony at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, on September 27. The ceremony was attended by US Coast Guard Vice Adm. Michael McAllister, Ukrainian Navy chief Vice Adm. Ihor Voronchenko, and Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko. “So far, we got over […]

  • 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 […]

  • 22 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The cutters will enter Ukrainian Navy service as Sloviansk (P190) and Starobilsk (P191).

  • 20 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard decommissioned the Island-class cutter Galveston Island (WPB 1349) in a ceremony held at Coast Guard Base Honolulu on March 16. The 110-foot patrol boat was decommissioned after nearly 26 years of service as part of recapitalization efforts. Its years of service included law enforcement cases, safety and security enforcement patrols, presidential […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Industry news

    Royal Marine Commandos at HM Naval Base Clyde have a new tool to help protect high-value shipping. 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines (43 Cdo FPGRM) have recently taken delivery of two Island Class Patrol Boats. The versatile vessels – called “Mull’ and “Rona” – are former MOD Police boats which have undergone extensive […]

  • 9 March 2017

    The U.S. Coast Guard decommissioned two Island-class cutters in a joint decommissioning ceremony held on March 8 in Atlantic Beach. Cutters Cushing and Nantucket served the Coast Guard for 30 years. Coast Guard Cutter Cushing was the 21st 110-foot Island Class cutter built by Bollinger shipyard in Lockport, Louisiana, and commissioned on Dec. 1, 1988. Cushing’s first […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    BAE Systems has landed another two U.S. Navy vessel maintenance contracts bringing the number of contracts for ship repairs received in May to four. On May 25, the Naval Sea Systems Command awarded the shipbuilder one $40,6 million contract for the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Paul Hamilton and one $17,7 million contract for Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship […]

  • 16 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Coast Guard Cutter Edisto (WPB 1313) was decommissioned after more than 30 years of service during a ceremony at Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego on April 13. Edisto is one of the USCG’s 38 remaining 110-foot Island Class patrol boats being replaced by the Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter, which serve as […]

  • 5 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The Richard Etheridge, the second vessel in the Coast Guard’s Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter (FRC) recapitalization project that was built by Bollinger Shipyards, was officially delivered to the Coast Guard May 26 in Key West, Fla. after transiting from Lockport, La. Richard Etheridge will be homeported alongside the lead FRC, Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Training & Education

    A Landing Craft Air Cushion assigned to Naval Beach Unit (NBU) 7 enters the well deck of the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Ashland is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, along with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), is conducting a certification exercise in the […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Amphibious assault vehicles assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) launch from the well deck of the Whidbey-Island-class amphibious assault ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). The operation was conducted in the Sea of Japan on March 30. Ashland is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st MEU, […]

  • 10 March 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Two More Littoral Combat Ships for US Navy Austal USA’s order backlog has grown by approximately US$681.7 million as a result of two additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract options being exercised by the United States Navy. US Navy Announces Response to Sequestration Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced March 2 that the Navy […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Assault amphibious vehicles from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) depart dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47). Rushmore has entered the sustainment phase in preparation for future deployments. The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy is the seventh ship in her class of dock landing ships and the fourth […]

  • 22 September 2017

    The US Coast Guard has taken the Island-class cutter Assateague (WPB 1337) out of service in a ceremony at Naval Base Guam. The 110-foot patrol boat will officially be decommissioned Oct. 13 after 27 years of service as part of a service-wide recapitalization effort. “Assateague’s operational history showcases the Coast Guard’s ability to carry out a diverse and […]

  • 26 March 2013

    The command master chief (CMC) of USS Tortuga (LSD 46) was relieved of his duties on March 25 after a loss of confidence due to substandard performance. CMDCM(SW) Bryant Rice was relieved by Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley. CMDCM Donald Davis, currently assigned as CMC for ESG 7, will be […]

  • 17 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Damage Control Training Team aboard the Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) conducted chemical, biological, radiological (CBR) training for the ship’s two repair locker teams Aug. 12. The training, conducted in preparation for an upcoming damage control drill, was part of a damage control training schedule intended to keep Rushmore […]

  • 15 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair a $139.8 million firm-fixed-price contract for the repairs and modernization of Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46). BAE Systems will be responsible for carrying out the fiscal 2018 modernization period Chief of Naval Operations availability, modernizing the ship’s hull, mechanical, […]

  • 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, […]

  • 10 February 2014

    Over 4,000 sailors and marines from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) embarked on Saturday on an eight-month deployment, bound for the U.S Navy’s 5th and  6th Fleet Areas of Responsibility.   Bataan ARG  is comprised of amphibious dock-landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), USS Bataan (LPD-5) and […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $29,2 million contract for phased maintenance availability repair work onboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship, USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). This is the second ship-maintenance contract BAE has bagged this month as it was previously awarded a contract to maintain the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Sailors pull a combat rubber raiding craft carrying Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) into the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during amphibious operations.   Germantown is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and is conducting joint forces exercises in the U.S. […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Makin Island amphibious ready group (ARG) completed a two-week certification exercise (CERTEX) off the coast of Southern California, September 22. CERTEX is the final integrated training event for the Makin Island ARG and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) before deployment. “The Makin Island ARG and 11th MEU performed especially well during CERTEX,” said […]

  • 14 January 2013

    The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island repatriated 46 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Sunday. The Seventh Coast Guard District prosecuted four different Cuban migration cases that resulted in a total of 46 interdicted migrants by the crews of the Coast Guard Cutters Knight Island and Sawfish. The 46 migrants were […]

  • 12 June 2015

    The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) departed Manado, Indonesia, after a four-day port visit, June 9. During the visit, Sailors and Marines were welcomed to a variety of activities through Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) tours. Cmdr. Thomas Stephens, Rushmore’s commanding officer, said: The port visit in Manado certainly assisted […]

  • 25 June 2015

    US Navy’s Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) and her crew arrived in Bar, Montenegro, for a scheduled port visit June 24. The port visit serves to enhance relations between the United States and Montenegro as the two nations work together to provide a stable, secure, and prosperous Europe. This is the […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), now operating in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed from Mina Salman Pier, Bahrain, Oct. 5 following a four-day port visit. The port visit marked the first stop for Comstock since departing Hong Kong Aug. […]

  • 19 December 2018

    US Navy sailors attached to the amphibious ready group centered around the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) started their deployment on December 17, after getting underway from Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. In addition to USS Kearsarge as the flagship, the group includes San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), the […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) arrived in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, for a scheduled port visit, October 16. Germantown and the embarked Combat Logistics Battalion of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Sihanoukville after completing Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 33 in the Republic of the Philippines. “It’s not […]