HNLMS Zeeland Intercepts Caribbean Sea Narcotic Shipment

February 6, 2019 – Ocean-going patrol vessel HNLMS Zeeland intercepted a transport of over 2,000 kilos of drugs in the Caribbean Sea during a nighttime patrol on the night of 28 to 29 January. The movements of the motorboat involved in the transport attracted the attention of navy personnel. The NH90 onboard helicopter and a FRISC boat were subsequently deployed to force the suspect vessel to stop. The drug bales were handed over to the US coastguard.

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Legion to Public: Our Turn to Rescue Coast Guard

January 23, 2019 – The nation’s largest veterans organization is calling on the American public to do what the Coast Guard routinely does for others: come to the rescue. “Members of the Coast Guard were last paid on January 1. This is completely outrageous,” said American Legion National Commander Brett P. Reistad. “There are many things the American public can do. First, demand Congress immediately pass and the president sign a clean version of the Pay Our Coast Guard Act, HR 367. Second, help The American Legion support Coast Guard…

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How the Coast Guard Supports Maritime Commerce & Shipbuilding Industry

October 11, 2018 – The Coast Guard is known for saving lives at sea, but did you know the service plays a huge role in the economy, too? As a regulatory entity, the Coast Guard conducts marine inspections on vessels entering United States ports to make sure the vessels do not pose a safety, security, or environmental threat to the country. With 90% of U.S. imports and exports entering or exiting the country by ship, these inspections ensure there is fuel at the gas station, food in the store and…

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US Coast Guard awards multiple contracts for heavy polar icebreaker industry studies

February 22, 2017 – The U.S. Coast Guard awarded five firm fixed-price contracts for heavy polar icebreaker design studies and analysis Wednesday. The contracts were awarded to the following recipients: Bollinger Shipyards, LLC, Lockport, Louisiana; Fincantieri Marine Group, LLC, Washington, District of Columbia; General Dynamics/National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, California; Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi; and VT Halter Marine, Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi. The combined total value of the awards is approximately $20 million. The objective of the studies are to identify design and systems approaches to reduce acquisition cost and…

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Coast Guard urges caution during ice breaking operations near Port of Marinette on bay of Green Bay

January 24, 2017 – The Coast Guard is urging residents and people recreating on the bay of Green Bay to use caution during ice breaking operations scheduled for Thursday. The Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay is scheduled to break ice and create a track from Rock Island Passage to the Menominee Entrance in support of the scheduled arrival of a vessel into the Port of Marinette. Recreational users of the ice should plan their activities carefully, use caution near the ice and stay away from shipping channels and the Lake…

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