US Coast Guard Commissions 47th Sentinel Class Cutter

The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned the USCGC Clarence Sutphin Jr. (WPC 1147), Patrol Forces Southwest Asia’s (PATFORSWA) sixth 154-foot Sentinel-class cutter, into service at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City, Thursday. Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander, presided over the ceremony. The cutter’s namesake is Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class Clarence Sutphin…

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Coast Guard Commissions 46th Sentinel-class Cutter

The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned the USCGC John Scheuerman (WPC 1146), Patrol Forces Southwest Asia’s (PATFORSWA) fifth 154-foot Sentinel-class cutter, into service at the Port of Tampa in Tampa, Florida, Wednesday. Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, presided over the ceremony. Mrs. Nancy Vannoy, John Scheuerman’s niece, is the ship’s sponsor. The cutter’s namesake is Seaman 1st…

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USCGC John Scheuerman to Commission February 23 in Tampa

The U.S. Coast Guard will commission the USCGC John Scheuerman (WPC-1146), Patrol Forces Southwest Asia’s fifth Sentinel-class cutter, into service at Tampa at 10 a.m. ET February 23. Due to COVID mitigation, in-person attendance is limited, and the event is not open to the public. Adm. Karl L. Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, will preside over the ceremony.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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