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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 April 2015

    The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a man who was located on a disabled sailing vessel Thursday approximately 200 miles off the North Carolina coast. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District Command Center in Portsmouth received notification from the 1,085-foot, German-flagged motor vessel Houston Express at approximately 1:30 p.m., indicating they spotted a man and […]

  • 27 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard released a request for information (RFI) for the polar icebreaker acquisition program which aims to boost the service’s current fleet. The Coast Guard currently has only two operational icebreakers, the 1976-commissioned Polar Star and the younger cutter Healy, commissioned in 2000. The Polar Star is expected to remain in service through approximately […]

  • 17 August 2017

    The US Coast Guard on Tuesday temporarily relieved the officer in charge of Coast Guard Station Ashtabula in Ashtabula, Ohio due to what it termed as “loss of confidence”. Chief Petty Officer Bryan Pate was temporarily removed from command by Rear Adm. Joanna Nunan, commander, Ninth Coast Guard District in Cleveland. Petty Officer 1st Class […]

  • 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 January 2016

    The US Coast Guard is responding to a report of downed military aircraft off Haleiwa on the North Shore of Oahu, Friday, 15th of January. Responders are searching for survivors in a debris field located about two and half miles north of Haleiwa. At 11:38 p.m. Thursday, watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu received […]

  • 21 September 2017

    The US Coast Guard has offloaded a record amount of cocaine seized within 12 months of cocaine-chasing operations. A total of 50,550 pounds (22.9 tons) of cocaine and heroin worth an estimated $679.3 million was offloaded Wednesday in San Diego at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. Marking a record-breaking year in cocaine seizures for the service, […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Defence and security company Saab has been awarded two separate contracts to upgrade the Great Lakes Pilot Management System to the latest version of Saab’s KleinPilot. One contract was awarded by the Canadian Great Lakes Pilotage Authority and the other came from the Great Lakes Pilotage Division of United States Coast Guard. Saab said the new KleinPilot system […]

  • 8 August 2017

    The U.S. Coast Guard has offloaded an estimated 3.1 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades on Monday. U.S. Coast Guard cutter Escanaba offloaded the $85 million worth of cocaine following a number of drug interdictions made by U.S. and allies in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean. “The offload today represents the combined efforts of […]

  • 1 July 2015

    The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett will return to Pier 36 in Seattle on Thursday, July 2nd, following a 71-day counter-drug deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America. During the deployment, law enforcement officers aboard Midgett interdicted seven drug-laden “panga” vessels in international waters, seized more than […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. Coast Guard will test potential heavy polar icebreaker design models at Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) in St John’s, Newfoundland. Announced by the U.S. Coast Guard’s acquisition directorate, the government to government agreement for the  heavy polar icebreaker acquisition program testing will help the U.S. Coast Guard to better optimize designs. The partnership is being […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 April 2016

    One U.S. Coast Guard and one Navy vessel seized around 1.110 kilograms of cocaine worth approximately $32.7 million dollars in an April 7 operation in the Caribbean Sea. During a routine patrol on April 7, the crew of a maritime patrol aircraft flying in support of JIATF-S detected a suspicious 30-foot blue-hulled go-fast vessel with […]

  • 18 January 2016

    The United States Coast Guard has repatriated 169 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, last week. These repatriations are a result of nine separate migrant interdictions at sea in the South Florida Straits. The U.S. Coast Guard said it observed a steady increase in illegal maritime migration attempts from Cuba to the Southeastern U.S. since […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 May 2016

    The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba returned to its homeport in Boston, May 1, following a 70-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During its 12,000 nautical mile patrol, the Escanaba interdicted over 1,200 kilograms of cocaine, 20 kilograms of heroin, and seven suspected narcotics traffickers. They also worked with a helicopter interdiction tactical squadron to […]

  • 6 April 2017

    The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony on Saturday, March 8th, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. Cmdr. Mark A. McDonnell will be relieving Capt. Michael F. Nasitka as the Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Campbell. The change of command ceremony will take place at […]

  • 30 March 2016

    Naval Today recently reported about a U.S. Coast guard vessel seizing around 5,800 kilograms of cocaine worth more than $193,939,000 in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on March 3. The U.S. Coast Guard has now released a video showing how dramatic an interception of a drug semi-sub in reality is. Directed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 July 2015

    The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba is scheduled to hold a change of command ceremony on July 1st in Boston. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Patrick F. Peschka will be relieving Cmdr. Patrick J. Dougan as the commanding officer of the Escanaba. The change of command ceremony is a time-honored military tradition. It is a formal […]