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  • 16 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Crews aboard the pre-commissioned US Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) have seized more than 4,600 pounds of cocaine from a low-profile go-fast vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The cocaine was discovered after the coast guard boarded the vessel on July 31. This was the second at-sea cocaine seizure made by […]

  • 12 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Future USCGC Midgett, the US Coast Guard’s eighth national security cutter (NSC), got underway from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Pascagoula, Mississippi, shipyard after being delivered to the coast guard early May. The ship is headed for Honolulu, Hawaii, where it will be stationed along with the seventh NSC, Kimball, and fast response cutters (FRCs) Joseph Gerczak […]

  • 21 March 2013

    The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, a 378-foot cutter homeported in Seattle, is scheduled to return to Coast Guard Base Seattle after a 75-day counter-narcotics patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean, Thursday, at 10 a.m. Members of the media are invited attend the ship’s homecoming at Base Seattle, Pier 36, 1519 Alaskan Way […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard’s eighth national security cutter, USCGC Midgett, has completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico, shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries announced. Midgett (WMSL 757) spent two days underway proving its systems with the US Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) on board. Ingalls’ test and trials team led the sea trials […]

  • 13 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returned to Seattle Thursday upon concluding a month-long deployment to San Diego for annual Tailored Ship’s Training Assessment exercises. The Midgett crew earned Battle “E” excellence awards in all five combat warfare areas during the training exercises. Capt. Brendan McPherson, commanding officer, said: This training and […]

  • 3 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard received national security cutter (NSC) Midgett (WMSL 757) from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division in a hand over ceremony on May 1. Midgett is is the eighth ship in its class and is scheduled to sail away in June and enter service later this year. Ingalls has now delivered eight […]

  • 11 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard christened its eighth Legend-class National Security Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) during a ceremony in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on December 9. Jazania O’Neal, granddaughter of Midgett’s namesake, is the ship’s sponsor. She christened the ship by breaking a bottle of sparkling wine across its bow. The christening ceremony follows the cutter’s launch at […]

  • 29 January 2017
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on Friday that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of the eighth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Midgett (WMSL 757). The ship is named to honor John Allen Midgett, who was awarded the silver cup by the U.K. Board of Trade in 1918 for the renowned rescue of 42 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard welcomed its two newest national security cutters rare dual-commissioning ceremony at Base Honolulu, Hawaii, on Saturday. The Coast Guard cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) and Coast Guard cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) are the seventh and eighth legend-class national security cutters in the Coast Guard’s fleet. The Kimball and Midgett will join the […]

  • 20 February 2017

    After several U.S. Coast Guard cutters seized more than 13 tons of cocaine, the crew of USCGC Midgett offloaded the contraband at Naval Base San Diego on February 16. The cocaine was seized in international waters off the coast of Central and South America by crews of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Sherman, Tahoma, Midgett, Diligence and […]

  • 3 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division a $486 million fixed-price incentive contract for the construction of the ninth National Security Cutter. NSCs are the flagships of the Coast Guard’s cutter fleet, designed to replace the 12 Hamilton-class high-endurance cutters, which entered service during the 1960s. Ingalls has delivered six NSCs […]

  • 20 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    NSC Kimball, the U.S. Coast Guard’s seventh national security cutter, was launched at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on December 17. The launching ceremony took place just days after the service received the sixth cutter USCGC Munro ahead of its commissioning in Seattle on April 1, 2017. The seventh NSC’s christening will take place in March […]

  • 19 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard received USCGC Munro, the service’s sixth national security cutter, from Huntington Ingalls Industries on December 16. According to HII, Munro is scheduled to sail away in February and will be commissioned in Seattle on April 1, 2017. Munro is the sixth Legend-class National Security Cutter Ingalls has built for the Coast […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard commissioned its second Hawaii-based  Sentinel-class cutter in a March 9 ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu. The commissioning ceremony for USCGC Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) was presided over Vice Adm. Fred M. Midgette, commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area. The cutter’s sponsor Stella Gerczak, who is Joseph Gerczak’s sister, was also in attendance […]

  • 19 March 2018

    The US Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker, USCGC Polar Star, returned to its homeport in Seattle on March 16 after completing a mission plagued by several “engineering challenges”. The crew of the cutter overcame flooding and engine failure to accomplish their mission supporting operation Deep Freeze, the US military operation to resupply the US Antarctic […]

  • 1 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

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

  • 19 November 2013

    U.S. Coast Guard crews intercepted five people suspected of working as refuelers for smuggling vessels approximately 100 miles south of San Diego, Sunday morning. At approximately 3:20 a.m., the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Midgett detected the panga. After a brief chase ending in the use of disabling fire on the vessel’s engine, the suspects […]

  • 8 July 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) revealed that its eleventh national security cutter (NSC) will be named for Elizebeth Smith Friedman.

  • 6 August 2015

    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 […]

  • 6 July 2020

    The US Coast Guard cutter Reliance crew will today depart on patrol from the Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and return in August to its new homeport of Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.

  • 1 May 2015

    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

  • 14 July 2016

    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 […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $499.8 million fixed-price incentive contract from the U.S. Coast Guard to build an eighth National Security Cutter, Midgett (WMSL 757). Ingalls has delivered four National Security Cutters to the Coast Guard and currently has three more under construction: James (WMSL 754), Munro (WMSL 755) and Kimball […]

  • 7 January 2015

    A US Coast Guardsman was sentenced by military judge to five months confinement and a bad conduct discharge for assault in a special court martial at the Coast Guard 9th District in Cleveland, Monday. Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua M. Raymond was found guilty of violating Article 128 (assault consummated by battery) of the Uniform […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]