USCG Building Base for FRCs at Former NAS Tongue Point

U.S. Coast Guard awarded a contract to “GWWH A Joint Venture” to expand Coast Guard shoreside facilities at East Tongue Point in Astoria, Oregon. The $30 million contract provides design-build improvements at the facility to accommodate the homeporting of fast response cutters (FRCs). The facilities are planned to include a fixed pier, two floating docks, gangways between the docks and…

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Steadfast Returns to Astoria After California Coast Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC 623) returned to Astoria Thursday after a 48-day patrol of the California coast. The 54-year-old cutter and crew conducted drug and migrant interdiction, living marine resource protection, and search and rescue operations along the U.S.-Mexico maritime border. The Steadfast crew coordinated with Customs and Border Protection, Coast Guard aircraft and Mexican Navy vessels to interdict…

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USCGC Alert Completes Successful Fisheries Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to homeport in Astoria August 7th after completing a 60-day law enforcement patrol, during which the crew enforced federal law and safety regulations aboard commercial fishing vessels operating within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone off the coasts of Washington and Oregon. The two-month patrol focused heavily on albacore tuna fishing and saw law enforcement…

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USCGC Alert Returns to Astoria from Drug Patrol

April 7, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Alert (WMEC 630) returned home to Astoria Wednesday following a 63-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Working in conjunction with different Coast Guard and Mexican law enforcement agencies, Alert’s crew’s disrupted more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine, valued at over $41 million wholesale, from entering the United States. The Oregon-based cutter…

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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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