USCG Commissions Cutter Named for NFL Great Emlen Tunnell

The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned the USCGC Emlen Tunnell (WPC 1145), Patrol Forces Southwest Asia’s fourth 154-foot Sentinel-class cutter, into service at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia Friday. Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, will preside over the ceremony. Ms. Yvonne Gilmore Jordan, the eldest first cousin to Tunnell, is the ship’s sponsor. “We are so thankful to…

Read More

U.S. Coast Guard Commissions 44th Fast Response Cutter

USCGC Glen Harris (WPC 1144) became the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest fast response cutter during a commissioning ceremony August 6, 2021 at Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon. The Glen Harris will be homeported in Manama, Bahrain, and serve at U.S. Patrol Forces Southwest Asia. Adm. Linda Fagan, the vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, presided over the…

Read More

Bollinger Delivers 45th Fast Response Cutter

July 1, 2021 – Bollinger Shipyards LLC has delivered the USCGC EMLEN TUNNELL to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. This is the 168th vessel Bollinger has delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 45th Fast Response Cutter (“FRC”) delivered under the current program. Named in honor of Coast Guard hero and NFL…

Read More

USCGC Aquidneck & USCGC Adak Decommission in Bahrain

June 16, 2021 – After more than 30 years of active service, Coast Guard Island-class patrol boats USCGC Aquidneck (WPB 1309) and USCGC Adak (WPB 1333) were decommissioned from service in a ceremony onboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, June 15. Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, commander, U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic, was in attendance to honor the years of service Aquidneck,…

Read More

First Pair of New USCG Cutters Arrive in Bahrain

U.S. Coast Guard Sentinel-class fast response cutters USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) and Robert Goldman (WPC 1142) arrived at their new homeport onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, May 25. The FRCs are two of six planned to be attached to Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, forward-deployed to Bahrain with Commander, Task Force 55. They will replace the existing Coast Guard Island-class…

Read More

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy Harasses US Coast Guard

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) Harth 55 conducted an unsafe and unprofessional action by crossing the bow of the Coast Guard patrol boat USCGC Monomoy (WPB 1326) forcing the U.S. ship to conduct a defensive maneuver, Apr. 2. The U.S. vessel was conducting a routine maritime security patrol in international waters of the southern Arabian Gulf at the…

Read More

U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Depart Puerto Rico

April 2, 2021 – Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) with the Sentinel-class fast response cutters USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) and USCGC Robert Goldman (WPC 1142) departed Puerto Rico to transit the North Atlantic to Europe, Thursday, April 1, 2021. “U.S. Coast Guard cutters have a long history of protecting America’s interests at home and abroad. This…

Read More

USCGC Robert Goldman Commissioned in Key West

March 15, 2021 – USCGC Robert Goldman (WPC 1142), Patrol Forces Southwest Asia’s second Sentinel-class cutter, was commissioned into service at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Friday. Vice Adm. Scott Buschman, the deputy commandant for operations, presided over the 42nd Sentinel-class cutter ceremony. The Robert Goldman is the second of six FRCs to be homeported in Manama, Bahrain, which will…

Read More

USCG Commissions First PATFORSWA Sentinel-class Cutter

January 22, 2021 – USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141), Patrol Forces Southwest Asia’s first Sentinel-class cutter, was commissioned into service at Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, Thursday. Adm. Karl Shultz, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, presided over the 41st Sentinel-class cutter ceremony. Moulthrope is the first of six FRCs to be homeported in Manama, Bahrain. The cutter’s sponsor is Mrs. Dawn Schultz,…

Read More

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,…

Read More