USCGC Resolute completes 42-day winter Caribbean patrol

January 21, 2021 – USCGC Resolute (WMEC 620) returned to St. Petersburg, Florida, on Jan. 14, following a 42-day patrol in support of Operation Southeast Watch and others. Resolute traveled over 5,000 miles, rescued and repatriated 110 Haitian migrants, and stopped 500 kilograms of contraband. The crew departed Florida, Dec. 4, 2020, to Windward Pass, patrolling off Haiti’s northern coast…

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Navy Names Future Vessel to Honor Muscogee Creek Nation

The Navy announced Jan. 15 that a future Navajo-class towing, salvage, and rescue ship will be named USNS Muscogee Creek Nation (T-ATS 10) to honor the self-governed Native American tribe located in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. The Honorable Gregory J. Slavonic, Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy and Oklahoma native, announced the name selection during a ceremony at…

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ARC Almirante Padilla Interdicts Dominican Fishing Vessel

January 20, 2021 (Google Translation) – In the last hours, the Colombian Navy, in compliance with the “Almirante Padilla” Bicentennial Operations Plan, through the surface and coast guard units attached to the Specific Command of San Andrés and Providencia, managed to seize 1,831 kilograms of illegal fishing inside the boat “Gerchard” of the Dominican Republic flag, during the development of…

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Japanese Coast Guard Commissions Survey Ship Koyo

January 20, 2021 (Google Translation) – The survey vessel “Koyo” is finally commissioned! “Policy on strengthening the coast guard system” decided at the relevant Ministerial Meeting in December 2016. Based on the above, the large survey vessel “Koyo” has been developed as part of the strengthening of the oceanographic survey system. However, it will be commissioned on March 16, 3rd…

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MARAD Announces Announces Annual Small Shipyard Grant Program

January 20, 2021 – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the availability of $19.6 million in Federal funding to U.S. small shipyards through the Small Shipyard Grant Program. These investments support efficiency improvements and modernizations that allow U.S. shipyards to compete more effectively in the global marketplace. Since its inception in 2008, the Department’s Small Shipyard…

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US Coast Guard issues warning to mariners turning off AIS

January 20, 2021 – The Coast Guard is issuing a warning to mariners and commercial fisherman about the dangers and legal consequences of disabling a vessel’s Automated Identification System. The Coast Guard has seen an alarming increase of commercial fishing and crabbing vessels disabling their AIS, purportedly in an attempt to keep their fishing spots secret from competition. “AIS is…

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