Ronald Reagan CSG conducts maritime security operations in Indian Ocean

October 9, 2020 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group began maritime security and stability operations in the Indian Ocean, Oct. 9. The carrier strike group, including the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey…

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France Unveils New VTS and SAR Communications Facility

October 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – Thanks to the generalization of radio waves, then radars, defining your position at sea became easier and easier from the first half of the 20th century. But with the constant increase in the number of ships during the 1960s and 1970s, the management and securing of major international maritime routes reached unprecedented complexity. Faced…

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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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Russia Completes Summer Submarine Rescue Training

October 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – During the summer training period, the Russian Navy’s search and rescue forces conducted a series of comprehensive exercises to help submarines in distress. The exercises, during which the search and rescue of the crews of conditionally emergency submarines were practiced, took place in the Northern, Pacific, Baltic and Black Sea fleets with the involvement…

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USCGC Steadfast Home from Drug Patrol

October 8, 2020 – The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) returned home Sunday following a 57-day counter-narcotics patrol to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Steadfast travelled more than 10,000 miles while conducting law enforcement, search-and-rescue and marine life protection operations. During their deployment, Steadfast crews boarded five suspected smuggling vessels, seizing 3,905 pounds of pure cocaine worth…

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Operation North Pacific Guard 2020

October 7, 2020 – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro recently completed a nearly two-month patrol, traveling 12,500 miles throughout the North Pacific Ocean, supporting Operation North Pacific Guard, an annual high seas U.S. fisheries international law enforcement operation designed to detect and deter illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Supported by a multi-lateral intelligence effort to detect suspicious vessels…

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