Fairbanks Morse Awarded Contract to Service U.S. Coast Guard Cutters

January 26, 2021 – Fairbanks Morse, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management and a leading provider of solutions that are powering the world forward, was awarded a six-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). The agreement, worth approximately $53 million, enables Fairbanks Morse to maximize and improve engine lifecycle support for the USCG’s 270-foot WMEC Famous…

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US Coast Guard issues warning to mariners turning off AIS

January 20, 2021 – The Coast Guard is issuing a warning to mariners and commercial fisherman about the dangers and legal consequences of disabling a vessel’s Automated Identification System. The Coast Guard has seen an alarming increase of commercial fishing and crabbing vessels disabling their AIS, purportedly in an attempt to keep their fishing spots secret from competition. “AIS is…

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Former USCGC Acushnet Saved from Pier Sinking

January 14, 2021 – The Coast Guard responded Wednesday to a sunken pier and multiple vessels affected by high winds and tidal surges created by a storm that moved across the Pacific Northwest Tuesday. A 300-foot by 50-foot concrete floating pier submerged early Wednesday morning in the area of Lovric’s Sea-Craft in Anacortes with three vessels moored to it. A…

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VT Halter Marine Prepares for Construction of Polar Security Cutter

Jan 6, 2021 – The Polar Security Cutter (PSC) is rapidly progressing through the detailed design phase, and Halter Marine is actively preparing for its construction. In July 2021, Halter Marine will complete upgrades to the launch way area where the PSC will be constructed. The 460-foot icebreaker is the heaviest vessel per foot of length that Halter Marine has…

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US Coast Guard & Border Patrol Patrol Canadian Border

December 10, 2020 – Coast Guard personnel partnered with Border Patrol agents near Southeast Alaska and the Canadian border, November 17-18, 2020 as a joint interagency effort to enforce border security, motor vessel safety and educate vessel operators on border crossing requirements. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130J Super Hercules crew provided logistical support by transporting Border Patrol agents…

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USS Gabrielle Giffords Interdicts $7 Million in Drugs

December 10, 2020 – USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) seized 200 kilograms of suspected cocaine, December 2. While on routine patrol Gabrielle Giffords was diverted to intercept a go fast vessel (GFV). Gabrielle Giffords deployed one of her helicopters, assigned to the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23,…

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USCG Completes 30 Day USV Trials

November 25, 2020 – The Coast Guard completed a 30 day demonstration and evaluation of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) off Oahu, early November. The focus of the test was to explore how current and emerging technologies might be used to enhance maritime domain awareness in remote regions. The test also showed ways USVs with assorted sensor capabilities might support the…

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