SANTA RITA, Guam (Sept. 24, 2020) Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) steams towards Apra Harbor before arriving at its new homeport in Santa Rita, Guam. The new Fast Response Cutter (FRC) is the first of three scheduled to be stationed on Guam and is replacing the 30-year old 110-foot Island-class patrol boats. FRCs are equipped with new advanced [Read More …]
The Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) transits the San Francisco Bay blanketed in fog and smoke from numerous wildfires burning across the San Francisco Bay Area, Aug. 22, 2020. Waesche’s crew departed their homeport of Alameda, Calif., for a Western Pacific patrol, making Waesche the third Coast Guard cutter to deploy to the Western Pacific in the past two [Read More …]
Kodiak-based Coast Guard cutter returns home following a 2-month international fisheries enforcement patrol
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro (WHEC 724) and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) patrol in the vicinity of the Hawaiian Islands alongside one another, July 24, 2020. Commissioned in 1971, Douglas Munro is the Coast Guard’s only remaining 378-foot High Endurance Cutter from a fleet that was once twelve strong. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.
Coast Guard cutter returns to Hawaii after completing multi-country operation targeting illegal fishing in the South Pacific Ocean
The crews of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) and an Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules airplane conduct joint operations in the Pacific August 14, 2020. The crews were participating in the multi-country maritime Operation Nasse designed to prevent Illegal, unregulated or unreported (IUU) fishing in Oceania. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Coast Guard Cutter Kimball/Released)
U.S. Coast Guard cutter CAMPBELL conducts joint training with Royal Danish Navy along the west coast of Greenland.
USCGC CAMPBELL ventured into Disko Bay with the HDMS KNUD RASMUSSEN for joint helicopter training exercises. Disko Bay is known for its heavy concentration of large icebergs calving off the Jacobshavn Glacier. The Jacoshavn Glacier is the primary contributor to icebergs in Baffin Bay and the Labrador Sea. CAMPBELL safely navigated the heavy concentration of floating ice, icebergs the size [Read More …]
U.S. Coast Guard cutter conducts joint training with Royal Danish Navy along the west coast of Greenland
USCGC CAMPBELL transited south along the west coast of Greenland overnight with the HDMS KNUD RASMUSSEN and rendezvoused in a position just offshore of Evighedsfjorden (Eternity Fjord). CAMPBELL received KNUD’s Executive Officer, Commander Bo Ougaard, on board to serve as ice pilot and provide local knowledge to assist CAMPBELL in safely entering and transiting Evighedsfjorden. Once inside Eternity Fjord, CAMPBELL [Read More …]
As part of Operation Nanook, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell (WMEC 909) participate in Argus, a search and rescue exercise, off Greenland Aug. 17, 2020. The crew conducted many drills throughout the operation. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Ross Kolko and Ensign Heaven Bailey/Released)
Coast Guard repatriates 58 migrants to the Dominican Republic, following the interdiction of 3 illegal voyages in the Mona Passage
The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge (WPC-1102) interdicts an illegal voyage of 34 migrants aboard a 30-foot makeshift boat in Mona Passage waters off the west coast of Puerto Rico July 16, 2020. The cutter Richard Etheridge repatriated the migrants July 17, 2020 to a Dominican Republic Navy vessel, along with 24 other migrants from two other illegal voyages that [Read More …]
Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returns home following 94-day counter-drug patrol; 6,000 pounds of cocaine worth $113M seized
A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) boarding team searches a suspected smuggling vessel interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean, May 31, 2020. The team seized more than 1,500 pounds of cocaine from the suspected smuggling vessel. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew conducts a Flight over Miami, Florida, May 23, 2020. The Dolphins are a valuable asset to help in search and rescue cases. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Ryan Pierce).