USCGC Thetis Returns from WPC Escort Mission

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC 910) returned to homeport in Key West January 26th after a 68-day transit escorting the Coast Guard Cutters Emlen Tunnell (WPC 1145) and Glen Harris (WPC 1144) across the North Atlantic en route to their new homeport in Manama, Bahrain. Thetis’ crew worked alongside NATO Allies and interagency partners in the region while transiting…

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U.S., Spain, Morocco Collaborate for Rescue at Sea

On Jan. 5, 2022, the United States, Spain, and Morocco collaborated to rescue 103 migrants 40 nautical miles west of the Moroccan coast. Late Tuesday evening, Spain’s Las Palmas Rescue Coordination Center received reports of two migrant rafts taking on water with people possibly in the water. The Spanish center coordinated rescue efforts with the vessels closest to the reported…

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Bollinger Cheers USCGC Emlen Tunnell Commissioning

Representatives from Bollinger Shipyards LLC (“Bollinger”) joined senior U.S. Coast Guard officials at USCG Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, PA for the commissioning of one of the newest Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (“FRC”), USCGC EMLEN TUNNELL. Named in honor of Coast Guard hero and NFL great Emlen Tunnell, the cutter is the fourth of six FRCs to be home-ported in…

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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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