USCGC Stratton Home after COVID Outbreak

November 18, 2020 – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL-752) returned to its homeport Wednesday at Coast Guard Island in Alameda after 11 crew members tested positive for COVID-19 during the deployment. The affected crew members reported mild symptoms and are receiving medical care. The cutter was met by Coast Guard medical staff, who conducted testing of the entire…

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Coast Guard releases more than 200 sea turtles off Florida coast

November 17, 2020 – Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale crew members released more than 200 sea turtles Monday approximately 10 miles off the Fort Lauderdale coast. Working with the Gumbo Limbo Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center, the boat crew released Green, Loggerhead, and Hawksbill sea turtles from multiple sea turtle hospitals along the Florida East Coast including – The Sea Turtle…

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CVP Wins USCG ICC ITSS Contract to Provide Strategic Intelligence Support Services

November 18, 2020 – Customer Value Partners, Inc. (CVP), a business and technology consulting firm that helps organizations prepare for a culture of Continuous Change, was awarded the US Coast Guard (USCG) Intelligence Coordination Center (ICC) Information Technology Support Services (ITSS) contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide website and multimedia services. USCG ICC is responsible for…

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Ingalls Delivers National Security Cutter Stone

November 10, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has delivered National Security Cutter Stone (WMSL 758) to the U.S. Coast Guard. Documents signed Monday mark the official transfer of custody of the ship from HII to the Coast Guard. Stone is scheduled to sail away from the shipyard at the end of this year to its homeport in…

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USCGC and CBP Intercept Illegal Haitian Immigrant Attempt

October 12, 2020 – The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations interdicted 23 illegal Haitian migrants and two Bahamian suspected smugglers approximately 10 miles east of Palm Beach, Friday. The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge (WPC-1102) crew and a CBP AMO surface asset crew interdicted a 25-foot pleasure craft with 25 people aboard approximately 10…

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Sea Machines and Metal Shark to Supply USCG R&D Center with New Autonomous Vessel

September 29, 2020 – Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics announces today that it has partnered with shipbuilder Metal Shark Boats, of Jeanerette, Louisiana, to supply the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)’s Research and Development Center (RDC) with a new Sharktech 29 Defiant vessel for the purposes of testing and evaluating the capabilities of available autonomous vessel technology. The 29-foot, welded-aluminum monohull pilothouse…

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U.S. Second Fleet Hosts USCG & RCN for Tri-Party Staff Talks, Frontier Sentinel Tabletop Exercise

September 24, 2020 – U.S. Second Fleet (C2F) hosted the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area and the Canadian Armed Forces’ Joint Task Force Atlantic for the 2020 Frontier Sentinel tabletop exercise (TTX) and Tri-Party Staff Talks C2F’s headquarters aboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Hampton Roads and virtually, Sept. 22-24. During the first two days, the staffs conducted the Frontier Sentinel…

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U.S. Coast Guard Awards Four More Fast Response Cutters to Bollinger Shipyards

September 22, 2020 – The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Bollinger Shipyards, LLC (“Bollinger”) four additional Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutters (FRC). This announcement brings the total number of FRCs awarded to Bollinger up to 60 vessels since the program’s inception. The Coast Guard’s Program of Record is to procure 64 FRCs. “It’s a great honor to have the confidence of…

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USS Pinckney Interdicts $4.5 Million in Cocaine

August 11, 2020 – USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized over 120 kilograms of suspected cocaine July 24. The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized over 120 kilograms of suspected cocaine July 24. While on routine patrol,…

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Eleventh National Security Cutter Named for Elizebeth Smith Friedman

July 7, 2020 – The Coast Guard is naming the 11th Legend-Class National Security Cutter (NSC) in honor of Elizebeth Smith Friedman. Friedman was a pioneering code-breaker for the Coast Guard during the Prohibition Era and World War II, serving within the Coast Guard Cryptanalytic Unit-387. She has been dubbed “America’s first female cryptanalyst” and in many ways could be…

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