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  • 1 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Bollinger delivers first of three USCG Fast Response Cutters to be home-ported in Guam

  • 1 May 2015
    Authorities

    United States Coast Guard  held a ceremony marking the final departure of USCG Cutter Long Island from Valdez, Alaska. The ceremony was held on April 29. USCGC Long Island will be officially decommissioned in Baltimore, Md., after serving in Alaska since 2003. [mappress mapid=”15842″] Naval Today Staff, Image: USCG

  • 27 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has announced that Charleston, South Carolina will be the home of its newest national security cutter (NSC). “I am pleased to announce that Charleston, South Carolina will be the home of the Coast Guard’s 11th National Security Cutter,” Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commandant of the Coast Guard, said. The cutter […]

  • 11 January 2013
    Industry news

    The world’s largest classification society ClassNK announced that it was granted expanded authorization from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on 25 December 2012, and will now be able to carry out a full range of surveys for the SOLAS, MARPOL and AFS conventions, as well as ISM Audits on behalf of the United States […]

  • 15 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Asutralia-headquartered Birdon Group has received a contract worth up to US$ 191 million to carry out an upgrade of the US Coast Guard (USCG) fleet of 47-foot Motor Lifeboat (MLB) vessels. The work will be carried out by the company’s US subsidiary Birdon America. A total of 107 MLBs reaching the end of their original […]

  • 8 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard is scheduled to commission today the first California-based 154-foot fast response cutter at Catalina Express Terminal in San Pedro. The Forrest Rednour (WPC-1129) is the first of four Sentinel-Class fast response cutters (FRC) to be homeported at Base Los Angeles-Long Beach. In June this year, Bollinger Shipyards delivered the newbuilding to the […]

  • 13 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has modified its contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) to begin construction of the second offshore patrol cutter (OPC) and acquire long lead-time material (LLTM) for the third OPC. As informed, the second OPC, to be named Chase, is slated for delivery in 2023. The total value of the construction […]

  • 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.

  • 5 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US polar icebreaking program needs to address risks before committing resources, the country’s Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in its recent report. The US Coast Guard (USCG) and Navy are planning to invest up to $9.8 billion to build and maintain three heavy polar icebreakers to conduct missions in the Antarctic and Arctic. The contract […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 April 2017
    Industry news

    Philly Shipyard is teaming with Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG) to compete for the detail design and construction of the next generation heavy polar icebreaker for the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The USCG recently selected five shipyards to each conduct an industry study to help refine the vessel’s key features and performance requirements. Over the […]

  • 27 February 2012
    Equipment & technology

      Quantum Stabilizers, Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida have been recently awarded the contract for the refit and upgrade of the hydraulic stabilizer systems for the USCG’s next four WMEC 270 medium endurance cutters. After a successful development and delivery of the first system that was installed on the USCG’s medium endurance cutter TAMPA, the […]

  • 3 July 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Chinese manufacturer SunRui and classification society DNV GL celebrated last week, as Sunrui became the fourth manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) to obtain type approval from the US Coast Guard (USCG). Its BalClor® system treats ballast water in three steps: Filtration, seawater electro-chlorination for disinfection and neutralization. The company is the first […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The United States Coast Guard (USCG) cutter Seneca returned on September 25 to her homeport of Boston following a 50-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Seneca crewmembers and a tactical law enforcement detachment team conducted multiple interdictions while patrolling international waters off the coast of Central America and South America in support of the […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Authorities

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Brandon seized an estimated 700 Kg of cocaine in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard on November 5. The cocaine, worth an estimated $28 million (USD), was recovered from the ocean in international waters off the Pacific Coast of Central America after being jettisoned by suspected smugglers in a panga-style fishing […]

  • 16 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In March the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and partner nations once more demonstrated the strength of working together to maintain secure and stable sea lanes in the Middle East waterways. In support of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) maritime security and counter-terrorism operations, aircraft from New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States and […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) conducted a detainee and evidence exchange with Ecuadorian government representatives off the northern coast of the Galapagos Islands, June 13. The exchange took place as part of a coordinated effort by Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South, Ecuadorian officials, and Kauffman, as the ship continues its participation in […]

  • 8 April 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. Coast Guard’s fifth National Security Cutter, James, successfully completed builder’s trials in Pascagoula, Mississippi, marking a significant step in preparing the cutter for delivery to the U.S. Coast Guard. Builder’s trials are the shipbuilder’s first opportunity to operate the cutter at sea and survey the current status of shipboard systems. While underway, Huntington Ingalls […]

  • 28 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Rolls-Royce will be providing propulsion gear for the U.S. Coast Guard’s new offshore patrol cutters, the company announced on February 28. Eastern Shipbuilding Group, the prime contractor on the program, selected Rolls-Royce equipment for the USCG OPC fleet’s first nine vessels, with an option to add two more. Rolls-Royce will supply the USCG OPC fleet’s controllable […]

  • 14 July 2016
    Authorities

    The crew of the Virginia Beach – based Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous returned from a 55-day deployment in the Eastern Pacific Ocean after seizing more than 1,200 pounds (544 kg) of cocaine, the Coast Guard said. Within a few days of leaving Virginia Beach, Vigorous interdicted a sailing vessel in the Atlantic Ocean, seizing more […]

  • 13 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy is joining forces with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to refit and modernize up to five of the Yard Patrol (YP) 676 class training craft. Work will be performed at the USCG Yard in Baltimore, Maryland, and will allow the midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) to continue training onboard these craft. […]

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

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Whitehorse and Nanaimo returned to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, B.C., after a deployment on Operation Caribbe. The combined efforts of Whitehorse and Nanaimo during this operation aided the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in the interception of more than 5,800 kg of cocaine, while providing a deterring presence in the […]

  • 1 June 2017
    Authorities

    Ships participating in the 2017 Fleet Week New York (FWNY) departed Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx, May 30, marking the end of this year’s event. In addition to five navy ships, Coast Guard cutters USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) and HMCS Glace Bay (MM 701) also departed the area. Throughout the week-long event, nearly 3,700 sailors, […]

  • 24 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 2 and U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Unit (USCGPSU) 307 returned home Jan. 20, after completing a successful deployment as part of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 56.5. “Our overall integration with PSU 307 was seamless. We completed every task with efficiency and professionalism.” said Cmdr. Kevin K. Hanson, MSRON 2 […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has officially started fabrication on the U.S. Coast Guard’s seventh National Security Cutter (NSC), Kimball (WMSL 756). Ingalls’ NSC program manager, Jim French, said: We continue to increase our learning on this shipbuilding program, fully capturing the affordable benefits of serial production. While the official start fab requires 100 […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of the sixth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Munro (WMSL 755). Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said: At this stage of construction, the NSC 6 is more complete and has better cost performance than any previous NSC. Working together, the Ingalls and Coast Guard team […]

  • 28 August 2015
    Authorities

    US Coast Guard’s 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Honolulu responded to a report of a sailboat on fire off Honolulu, Thursday. USCG towed the vessel with five people aboard to Pier 38 in Honolulu. Sector Honolulu Command Center watchstanders received a report at 9 a.m. from patrons at Aloha Tower of the sailboat […]

  • 30 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The United States Coast Guard has taken delivery of the 28th fast response cutter (FRC), Nathan Bruckenthal, in Key West, Florida. The cutter will be the second FRC stationed in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. The ship is slated for commissioning in July. The Sentinel-class FRCs feature advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance […]