ARC Adds ARC Commitment & ARC Defender to U.S.-Flag Fleet

American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group Inc. (ARC) recently completed the reflagging of two new ships to the U.S.-flag fleet – M/Vs ARC Commitment and ARC Defender. The two vessels are ARC’s latest additions to its U.S.-flag fleet, having recently been reflagged with the U.S. Coast Guard to American-flag registry in Jacksonville, Florida in December 2021 and January 2022 respectively. Both…

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US Freedom of Navigation Operation in South China Sea

The PRC’s statement about this mission is false. USS Benfold conducted this FONOP in accordance with international law and then continued on to conduct normal operations in international waters. The operation reflects our commitment to uphold freedom of navigation and lawful uses of the sea as a principle. The United States is defending every nation’s right to fly, sail, and…

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US Coast Guard Cutters Begin Operation Aiga in Oceania

Coast Guard Cutters Juniper (WLB 201) and Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) will aim to extend the Coast Guard’s at-sea enforcement presence in the region through a 40-day patrol. Aiga, the Samoan word for family, is designed to integrate Coast Guard capabilities and operations with Pacific Island Country (PIC) partners in order to protect shared national interests, combat illegal, unreported, and…

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