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  • 14 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Coast Guard cutter Spencer returned to their homeport in Boston, on Monday following a 74-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their patrol, the crew interdicted four drug-laden vessels, resulting in the seizure of approximately 1,400 kilograms (3,080 lbs.) of cocaine worth more than $92 million. They also apprehended 13 suspected smugglers with […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

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

  • 6 July 2020
    Vessels

    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
    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 May 2014

    Crewmembers of U.S. Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Florida, offloaded 1,327 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of $20 million, at Base Miami Beach, Saturday morning.   This interdiction took place under Operation Unified Resolve. On April 21, an aircrew aboard a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 reported a go-fast vessel southwest […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 17 July 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On July 15, 2020, the US Coast Guard (USCG) held a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Harold Miller (WPC-1138), the service’s 38th Sentinel-class fast response cutter, at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas.

  • 27 November 2017
    Authorities

    Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Robert V. Spencer and his wife, Sarah Pauline “Polly” Spencer, visited deployed Sailors stationed aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70), on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 23. While aboard, Spencer received a tour of the ship, offering him the ability to speak to Sailors on watch before heading […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 June 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. president Donald J. Trump picked Richard V. Spencer as the nominee for the Secretary of the Navy, the White House announced on Friday. Richard V. Spencer served in the U.S. Marine Corps until 1981 after graduating from Rollins College in 1976. He also served as a U.S. Marine Corps Captain, and spent five years on the Defense Business […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 August 2017
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy now has its 76th secretary of the navy after White House nominee Richard V. Spencer was sworn in on August 3. The former U.S. Marine pilot assumes the role two days after being confirmed in a Senate hearing. Spencer most recently served as Managing Partner for investment company Fall Creek Management, LLC. […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A three-nation carrier strike group assembled around aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) welcomed the US Navy secretary for a visit during final deployment preparations. Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), Richard V. Spencer, landed aboard the USS Harry S. Truman Feb. 25, during the group’s composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). The visit marked Spencer’s […]

  • 11 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    San Pedro-based fast response cutter (FRC) returned to its homeport on December 8 following a two-week patrol that included the ship’s first drug bust, the US Coast Guard said.  The crew of the recently commissioned FRC Forrest Rednour interdicted approximately 1,000 pounds of marijuana from a suspected smuggling vessel on November 28 in international waters, […]

  • 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, […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Authorities

    A retired US Navy admiral and two other officers have been censured by the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer for their involvement in the ongoing ‘Fat Leonard’ bribery case. The Secretarial Letters of Censure were issued to now-retired US Navy Rear Adm. Richard Wren, Captain Timothy Conroy and Captain Charles Johnson. The censures are […]

  • 12 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has decided not to reactivate old Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates, according to an USNI News report which cites an internal service memo. The main driver for the decision is likely the cost of bringing the ships – the last of which was decommissioned in 2015 – out of mothballs. According to USNI News, […]

  • 3 May 2018
    Authorities

    The naval enterprise is investing in its people and capabilities to build a more lethal force in the age of great power competition, US Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer said. “We’re building the Navy the nation needs and the Marine Corps of the future,” Spencer said at a Pentagon news briefing on May 2 with […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to Astoria Sunday following a 61-day counter narcotics patrol off the coast of Central and South America. The crew of the 46-year old ship interdicted two suspected smuggling vessels stopping an estimated 2,300 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $28 million. USCGC Alert’s crew also improved […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]