Coast Guard Cutter Stratton Arrives in Chennai, India

August 26, 2019 – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton arrived Friday in Chennai following previous engagements with Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Stratton’s crew will work alongside U.S. Navy and Marine Corps personnel to expand cooperation between personnel, in both nations’ navies and coast guards, which play a critical role ensuring freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific region. India is a strategic partner in the Indo-Pacific, whose partnership stands upon a shared commitment to uphold the rule of law, freedom of navigation, democratic values and open markets – key…

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Stratton arrives in Malaysia following training and engagements in Indonesia

August 15, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) arrived in Lumut August 13 following numerous exercises and engagements with the Indonesian navy and coast guard. While in Lumut, Stratton is scheduled to participate with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps and the Royal Malaysian Navy and Marine Corps in Maritime Training Activity Malaysia 2019, a joint training exercise. MTA Malaysia marks 25 years of maritime engagements between the U.S. and Malaysia. This year’s exercise will feature hundreds of sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from both nations who…

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US Navy & Coast Guard Take Part in MTA 2019

August 14, 2019 – The U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) began Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia 2019 during an opening ceremony at Lumut Naval Base, Aug. 14. MTA Malaysia 2019 is a continuation of 25 years of maritime engagements between the U.S. Navy and Royal Malaysian Navy serving to enhance mutual capabilities in ensuring maritime security and stability. U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, commander of Coast Guard Area Pacific, said that working alongside the U.S. Navy and international partners in this exercise…

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US, Indonesian Navies Conclude CARAT 2019

August 7, 2019 – The 25th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia concluded during a ceremony at the Indonesian Navy’s 2nd Fleet Training Command headquarters Aug. 7. The CARAT exercise series is designed to address shared maritime security concerns and strengthen partnerships. Indonesia has been a participant since the series began in 1995. “Any time we have the opportunity to conduct such extensive and dynamic training, it has an undeniable impact on our ability to effectively integrate forces,” said Capt. Ann McCann, deputy commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON)…

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USCGC Stratton Takes Part in CARAT Indonesia 2019

August 2, 2019 – The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) arrived in Indonesia Wednesday as part of its planned participation in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2019. “2019 marks the 70th anniversary of relations between the United States and Indonesia,” said Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, the Coast Guard’s Pacific Area commander. “Our close partnership is built on a foundation of shared democratic values and common interests, including a commitment to strengthening maritime governance and security across the region.” As the U.S. Navy’s longest running regional exercise in…

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Coast Guard Cutter and Navy Destroyer to join Expeditionary Strike Group 7

July 9, 2019 – Legend-class U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) joined the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) for Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019. Along with the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20), Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), Stratton and McCampbell will participate as members of the Wasp ESG through the end of July. “Adding an Arleigh Burke DDG and Legend-class cutter to our…

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USCGC Stratton Visits Sydney

July 9, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) moored in Sydney July 5, kicking off the cutter’s second international port call on its Western Pacific patrol. Operating under the tactical control of commander, 7th Fleet, the cutter is engaging in professional exchanges and capacity building with partner nations and will patrol and operate as directed. The crew of the Stratton, a 418-foot national security cutter, is preparing for Talisman Sabre, a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command sponsored exercise that trains U.S. and Australian forces across high-end, mid-intensity warfighting scenarios involving…

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U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter Visits Fiji

June 28, 2019 – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) moored Thursday in Lautoka, marking the cutter’s first international port call in U.S. 7th Fleet. Stratton, a 418-foot National Security Cutter, departed its homeport of Alameda, California, June 5 to forward-deploy to the Western Pacific. Operating under the tactical control of commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, the cutter and crew are engaging in professional exchanges and capacity building exercises with partner nations and patrolling and conducting operations as directed. While underway, Stratton’s crew exercised the recently signed Fiji-U.S. bilateral shiprider…

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Alameda-based Coast Guard cutters depart for Eastern and Western Pacific patrols

The Coast Guard Cutters Stratton and Waesche set sail June 12th for months-long deployments to opposite ends of the Pacific. With their departure, all four of the national security cutters homeported in Alameda are currently on patrol. The crew aboard the Waesche departed for a months-long deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean to conduct counterdrug operations. Earlier this year, Waesche returned to Alameda following a 95-day counterdrug patrol where the crew had two at-sea interdictions, seizing more than 6,300 pounds of cocaine. Stratton deployed to the Western Pacific Ocean where…

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Coast Guard offloads $721 million worth of cocaine in San Diego

The Coast Guard offloaded more than 47,000 pounds of cocaine worth over $721 million from the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, in San Diego, Thursday, which was seized in 23 separate interdictions in the eastern Pacific Ocean by U.S. and Canadian forces operating in international waters off the coast of Central and South America. Senior U.S. and Canadian officials discussed new tactics used by transnational organized crime groups and to highlight international cooperation in combating the threat posed by these dangerous groups. U.S. Coast Guard personnel currently assigned to Cutter Stratton…

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Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloads 50,550 lbs of cocaine and heroin in San Diego

The Coast Guard offloaded 50,550 pounds of cocaine and heroin worth an estimated $679.3 million at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal Wednesday, which marks a record-breaking year in cocaine seizures for the service. The cumulation of drugs was the result of 25 separate seizures conducted by four Coast Guard cutters and a Navy ship since the first interdiction Aug. 2. This offload marked more than 455,034 pounds of cocaine worth over $6.1 billion that has been intercepted by the Coast Guard in Fiscal Year 2017, besting the service’s previous record of…

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