Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau decommissioned after nearly 50 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau decommissioned after nearly 50 years of service
Capt. Edward M. St. Pierre, commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau (WHEC 722), and his crew receive the U.S. Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation Pennant during the ship’s decommissioning ceremony in Honolulu, April 18, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Levasseur) HONOLULU – The Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau (WHEC 722), a 378-foot high endurance...

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau to be decommissioned Tuesday

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau to be decommissioned Tuesday
USCG File Photo HONOLULU — The Coast Guard will decommission its eighth high endurance cutter after nearly 50 years of service as part of recapitalization efforts during a ceremony at Base Honolulu, Tuesday. The Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau (WHEC 722), a 378-foot high endurance cutter, will be decommissioned after nearly 50 years of service, including action in the Vietnam War, numerous major drug...

Coast Guard suspends search for fishing vessel near St. George, Alaska

Coast Guard suspends search for fishing vessel near St. George, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard has suspended the search for the crew of the fishing vessel Destination northwest of St. George, Alaska. Watchstanders from Coast Guard 17th District received an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon alert from F/V Destination early Saturday morning and deployed the Kodiak aircrews to commence the search. The aircrews located a debris field in the general...

Coast Guard continues search for fishing vessel near St. George, Alaska

Coast Guard continues search for fishing vessel near St. George, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane crew and two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews continued to search for the crew of F/V Destination through the night northwest of St. George, Alaska.  The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau, a 378-foot high endurance cutter homeported in Honolulu, Hawaii, is en route from Dutch Harbor to assist with the search. An Air...

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau crew receives prestigious award for cutter excellence

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau crew receives prestigious award for cutter excellence
HONOLULU – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau was awarded the Capt. Hopley Yeaton Cutter Excellence Award for 2016. “From conducting replenishment and gunfire support missions during the Vietnam War to most recently patrolling the Bering Sea in support of America’s fishing industry, this ship has proven itself from Aztec Shores to Arctic Zones and remains the ‘Pride of the Pacific,’”...

Coast Guard to host tours aboard cutters at Aloha Tower, Honolulu, as part of Pearl Harbor 75th

Coast Guard to host tours aboard cutters at Aloha Tower, Honolulu, as part of Pearl Harbor 75th
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is offering free public tours of two cutters as part of the observance of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor at Aloha Tower in Honolulu Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday the Coast Guard Silent Drill Team will also perform in front of the cutter at Aloha Tower at 2 p.m. The Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island, a 110-foot patrol boat, will be moored at Aloha Tower Pier...

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau returns to Hawaii from Bering Sea patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau returns to Hawaii from Bering Sea patrol
HONOLULU — The Honolulu-based Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau returned home Sunday after a 90-day 15,000 mile patrol in the Bering Sea. During the patrol, the crew conducted numerous search and rescue missions, enforced fisheries regulations in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska and participated in community relations events in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Only days after arriving in theater, Morgenthau was...

Coast Guard assists disabled cargo vessel in Gulf of Alaska

Coast Guard assists disabled cargo vessel in Gulf of Alaska
Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau crew monitors the tow of the disabled 400-foot cargo vessel BBC Colorado in the Gulf of Alaska Oct. 9, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo. DUTCH HARBOR, Alaska — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau assisted in the rescue and safe transit of a 400-foot cargo vessel with 12 people aboard during a multiple day operation in the Gulf of Alaska. The Resolve Pioneer, a sea...

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau welcomes new commanding officer in Honolulu

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau welcomes new commanding officer in Honolulu
Capt. Edward St. Pierre (left) relieves Capt. William Lane as commanding officer of USCGC Morgenthau  during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, July 29, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Melissa E. McKenzie/Released) HONOLULU — Capt. Edward St. Pierre relieved Capt. William Lane as the commanding officer of USCGC Morgenthau (WHEC-722) during a change...