Coast Guard Commissions Cutter Daniel Tarr in Galveston

January 10, 2020 – The Coast Guard held a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Daniel Tarr, the service’s 36th fast response cutter, at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas, Friday. Vice Adm. Scott Buschman, Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander, presided over the ceremony, along with Rear Adm. John Nadeau, Eighth Coast Guard District commander, and Lt. Nicholas Martin, Coast…

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US Coast Guard Issues Warning of Russian AGI Operating in Unsafe Manner

December 15, 2019 – “The United States Coast Guard has received reports indicating that the RFN VIKTOR LEONOV (AGI-175) (SIC) has been operating in an unsafe manner off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia. This unsafe operation includes not energizing running lights while in reduced visibility conditions, not responding to hails by commercial vessels attempting to coordinate safe passage…

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Coast Guard Offloads Cocaine in San Diego

October 17, 2019 – The Coast Guard offloaded more than $92 million worth of seized cocaine in San Diego Wednesday. The cocaine, worth more than $92 million, was seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The contraband represents four suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions by the crews of three Coast Guard cutters off the coasts of Mexico, Central…

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DHS, Coast Guard extend limited contract relief for Offshore Patrol Cutter

October 11, 2019 – The Department of Homeland Security, in close coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard, granted extraordinary relief to the Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) under the authority of Public Law (P.L.) ESG submitted a request June 30, 2019, for extraordinary relief after their shipbuilding facilities sustained significant damages from Hurricane Michael, a…

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Coast Guard Commissions Fast Response Cutter William Hart in Honolulu

September 26, 2019 – The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned the newest Hawaii-based 154-foot Fast Response Cutter in Honolulu, Thursday. “There is no greater reflection of the commandant’s strategic vision and commitment than the fact that as we commission the William Hart today, it will be the fifth Coast Guard cutter commissioned in the last two years here at Base Honolulu…

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Coast Guard Cutter Valiant interdicts self-propelled semi-submersible in the Eastern Pacific

September 24, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Valiant crew intercepted a drug-laden, 40-foot self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) in the Eastern Pacific. While on routine patrol in the Eastern Pacific, Valiant interdicted a self-propelled semi-submersible in international waters carrying approximately 12,000 pounds of cocaine, worth over $165 million and apprehended four suspected drug smugglers. The semi-submersible was originally detected and monitored by…

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Video: Coast Guardsmen Hoist Cargo Ship Crew to Safety

September 9, 2019 – An MH-65 Dolphin aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Ga., hoists crew members from the 656-foot vehicle carrier Golden Ray after the vessel became hard aground in the St. Simons Sound near Brunswick, Ga., Sept. 8, 2019. The Coast Guard and multiple port partners have rescued 20 people and are working to extricate four others.

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USCG Stage in Key West for Hurricane Dorian response efforts in Caribbean, Bahamas

September 2, 2019 – More than 20 Coast Guard cutters crews from Sectors Miami and Key West are moored in Key West in preparation for deploying to Hurricane Dorian effected areas in the Caribbean and Bahamas. Multiple Coast Guard units throughout the Coast Guard 7th District area have pre-staged in key locations to be able to provide rapid and relevant…

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USCG & RNZN Conduct Professional Exchanges During Operations in Oceania

August 14, 2019 – The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) took time in early August to conduct professional exchanges while off Samoa and in American Samoa. “New Zealand is a steadfast and key partner with significant operational expertise and strong identity as a Pacific nation. The U.S. Coast Guard benefits from combined operations and exchanges…

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