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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Keel Laid at Eastern Shipbuilding for USCGC Argus (WMSM-915)

May 4, 2020 – Eastern Shipbuilding Group reports that the keel laying ceremony for the US Coast Guard’s, first of class, Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) ARGUS (WMSM-915), was held on April 28, 2020 at Eastern’s Nelson Street facility. The ceremony was performed and recorded without audience to comply with CDC guidelines to combat the spread of COVID-19. A video of…

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Bollinger Delivers 38th Fast Response Cutter

April 3, 2020 – Bollinger Shipyards LLC yesterday delivered the USCGC HAROLD MILLER to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. This is the 161st vessel Bollinger has delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard over a 35 year period and the 38th Fast Response Cutter delivered on the current program. The USCGC HAROLD MILLER is the third of three…

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