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  • 26 October 2017
    Authorities

    A US Coast Guard cutter offloaded close to 3 tons of cocaine in San Diego, California, on October 25. Offloaded by the crew of US Coast Guard cutter Active, the seized drugs were the result of multiple interdictions conducted by multiple Coast Guard crews in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from mid-September through early October. The […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A local US Coast Guard cutter has returned to Port Angeles following a successful 50-day counter-narcotics patrol off the Pacific coast of Central America. During the patrol, the 65-person crew of Coast Guard Cutter Active interdicted three suspected smuggling vessels, detained nine suspects, and seized more than 4,500 pounds of cocaine valued at over $68 million. […]

  • 15 November 2017
    Authorities

    US Coast Guard cutter Spencer has offloaded some 10 tons of cocaine and 23 kilograms of heroin in Port Everglades, Florida, on Tuesday. The offloaded drugs were seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean and are worth an estimated $300 million wholesale, according to the US Coast Guard. The interdictions were made by multiple US […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Training & Education

    Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport security personnel conducted a security exercise, simulating two gunmen opening fire on the U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Willow (WLB 202) and NAVSTA Newport Port Operations at Pier 2, Feb. 4, at 8:50 a.m. This was the training scenario that was played out on the waterfront at NAVSTA Newport during the […]

  • 26 April 2011
    Training & Education

    More than 2,500 U.S. Navy Sailors, Marines, and Coastguardsmen arrived in Port Everglades, Fla., to participate in the U.S. Navy’s largest community outreach program in South Florida, April 25. Service members from visiting ships USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), USS Ross (DDG 71), USS Normandy (CG 60) and USS Annapolis (SSN 760), joined by elements […]

  • 13 February 2013
    Industry news

    Colonna’s Shipyard Inc., a full service ship repair facility located in the Port of Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $17.9 million fixed-price contract by US Navy for a dry-docking phased maintenance availability on the USS Monsoon (PC 4) for the accomplishment of miscellaneous structural, electrical and mechanical repairs, including dry-docking. This contract contains options, […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Iraqi and Pakistani naval officers joined the U.S. Coast Guard for a multilateral visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercise at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Feb. 26-Mar. 9. The exercise, held at the ship-in-the-box (SIB) facility, is the first time in three years that the Iraqi and Pakistani navies have come together for the VBSS exercise. The […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Training & Education

    U.S. Navy Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen arrived in Port Everglades, Fla., to participate in the U.S. Navy’s largest community outreach program in South Florida, April 28.   Participating military units include: USS New York (LPD 21) from Naval Station Mayport, Fla. USCGC Dependable from Cape May, N.J. USCGC Bernard Webber from Miami 2nd Marine […]

  • 13 July 2017
    Authorities

    Marking the 60th anniversary of a joint U.S. and Canadian trip to chart the Northwestern Passage, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maple set sail from Alaska to recreate the passage. The 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Sitka, Alaska, departed Wednesday and is expected to conclude its historic voyage in Baltimore, Maryland, during late August. This […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Authorities

    US Coast Guard’s national security cutter USCGC Strato returned home after a deployment in which operations spanned from the Arctic Ocean to the coasts of South America. Stratton’s crew began their deployment in the Arctic Ocean in support of Coast Guard District Seventeen and operation Arctic Shield. Deploying with a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and an […]

  • 24 June 2011
    Authorities

      The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Corona entered into a partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard, June 21, to provide performance assessment capability to the Coast Guard’s advanced National Security Cutter (NSC)class through combat systems ship qualification trials (CSSQT). “This agreement establishes Corona and C4ISR Moorestown as the Coast Guard command and control performance […]

  • 27 April 2011
    Training & Education

      U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships arrived in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, after completing the first half of the Atlantic (LANT) phase of UNITAS 52 with ships from Brazil and Mexico, April 26. Guided-missile destroyer Nitze (DDG 94), guided-missile frigates USS Thach (FFG 43), and USS BOONE (FFG 28), and USCGC Escanaba (WMEC 907) […]

  • 17 May 2011
    Training & Education

      U.S. Navy guided-missile frigates USS Boone (FFG 28) and USS Thach (FFG 43), and U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Escanaba (WMEC 907) arrived in Montevideo, Uruguay, May 13. The ships’ time in port will be spent training with Uruguayan sailors and fostering international bonds in support of the Southern Seas 2011 deployment. While in […]

  • 24 May 2012
    Training & Education

      Sailors assigned to USS Constitution will be participating in New York Fleet Week, May 23-25. Fleet Week New York 2012 is an annual event that provides an opportunity for the citizens of New York City and the surrounding Tri-State area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest […]

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 15 April 2014

    Crewmembers from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Legare are going to offload approximately 3,300 kilograms of cocaine today at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach.   The cocaine haul is a result of two separate drug interdictions and has an estimated wholesale value of $110 million. USCGC Legare (WMEC-912) is a United States Coast […]

  • 6 August 2015
    Authorities

    US Coast Guard Cutter Active received a new commander during a change of command ceremony in Port Angeles Thursday. Vice Adm. Charles Ray, Pacific Area Commander, presided over the ceremony in which Cmdr. Benjamin Berg relieved Cmdr. Phillip Crigler as the commanding officer of the Cutter. Crigler’s next assignment is the Long Range Enforcement Platform […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 January 2015
    Authorities

    The Nigerian Navy has recently expanded its fleet of warships with a former United States Coast Guard cutter. The vessel NNS Okpabana, once named USCGC Gallatin, entered Nigerian waters on January 2 for its formal reception in Lagos. Prior to joining the Navy’s fleet, the vessel underwent a $8.5 million refurbishment. According to defenceWeb, NNS Okpabana is the second […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Authorities

    The US Coast Guard Cutter Sherman waved goodbye to San Diego for the final time as it sailed to its new home port on Friday, January 16, 2015. The cutter, along with its crew, will now be stationed in Hawaii. Sherman and crew will transfer to Honolulu and take the Coast Guard Cutter Rush’s duties, as Rush is scheduled to […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Authorities

    During its recent transit to the Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Washinton, the US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Nimitz was escorted by the US coast guard. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Swordfish, as well as the Navy crews, kept their eyes wide open while navigating through the foggy Puget Sound waterways on Jan. 13, 2015. […]

  • 4 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has participated with the US Navy and the US Coast Guard (USCG) in several tests and evaluations of two National Security Cutters (NSC) to assess their operational capability. The cutters in question are USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) and USCGC James (WMSL 754). “In a […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Coast Guard temporarily relieved Capt. James B. Robertson, commanding officer of Activities Europe, Tuesday due to loss of confidence in his abilities to command. The executive officer, Cmdr. Erin Williams, has assumed temporary command of Activities Europe. Robertson has been reassigned to Coast Guard Atlantic Area. Activities Europe was established in 1995 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 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Coast Guard cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) returned on September 4 to her homeport in Alameda following a nearly 90-day deployment to the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. There, Bertholf crewmembers participated in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 which is said to be the world’s largest multi-national naval exercise. Twenty-five nations, forty-six ships, five submarines, […]