Cutter Resolute Returns From Deployment

June 2, 2021 – USCGC Resolute (WMEC 620) returned home to St. Petersburg Tuesday, after a 41-day Central Caribbean patrol. The Resolute crew patrolled the coast of Haiti in support of Operation Southeast Watch. The team focused efforts on known transit zones and served as a presence to discourage hazardous migration voyages. Watchstanders received an urgent radio call from a…

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Eastern Shipbuilding Lays Keel for Future USCGC Chase

May 24, 20211 – Today, Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) hosted the keel authentication ceremony for the U.S. Coast Guard’s future Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), USCGC CHASE (WMSM 916), at the Nelson Street facility. Admiral Karl Schultz, the 26th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, and Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chair and ship sponsor, delivered…

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HII Debuts Proteus Unmanned Surface Test Vessel

May 20, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today the debut of the Proteus unmanned surface vessel (USV) for testing and development of autonomy capabilities. The 27-foot Proteus USV was outfitted with Sea Machines Robotics’ SM300 autonomy system and completed a successful demonstration on Friday, May 14 off the coast of Panama City, Florida. “We are thrilled to launch our…

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Coast Guard Cutter Walnut Arrives at New Homeport of Pensacola

March 31, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Walnut arrived at the cutter’s new homeport in Pensacola Wednesday after an extensive dry-dock period. The Walnut crew performed a major maintenance availability project to enable the 225-foot cutter to reach the end of its 30-year planned life service. “The Walnut crew looks forward to our arrival in Pensacola, Florida, and values our…

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2021 DESI Closing Ceremony

February 26, 2021 – Commander, Submarine Forces hosted a combined Diesel-Electric Submarine Initiative (DESI) closing ceremony for the conclusion of the 2021 deployment season with Colombian submarine ARC Pijao (SS 28) and Peruvian submarine BAP Pisagua (SS 33) on Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Feb. 26. Established by U.S. Fleet Forces Command in 2001, the DESI program is a U.S. Navy…

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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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Coast Guard accepts 41st fast response cutter

October 22, 2020 – The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 41st fast response cutter (FRC), Charles Moulthrope, in Key West, Florida, today. It will be the first of six planned FRCs stationed in Manama, Bahrain. Stationing FRCs in Bahrain supports Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA), the Coast Guard’s largest unit outside of the U.S., and its mission to train,…

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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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First of class LCAC 100 and 101 arrive at NSWC Panama City

September 3, 2020 – The Navy’s newest Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) hovercraft arrived at Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Sept. 2. The two craft, LCAC-100 and LCAC-101, were escorted by NSWC PCD’s research, development, test and evaluation craft (RDT&E) craft, LCAC-91. This significant milestone marks the first new LCAC to arrive in Panama City in…

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Bollinger Delivers 40th Fast Response Cutter

July 30, 2020 – Bollinger Shipyards LLC (“Bollinger”) has delivered the USCGC OLIVER HENRY to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. This is the 163rd vessel Bollinger has delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 40th Fast Response Cutter (“FRC”) delivered under the current program. The USCGC OLIVER HENRY is the second of…

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