Coast Guard Cutter Munro conducts its first operation near Channel Islands

Coast Guard Cutter Munro conducts its first operation near Channel Islands
File photo of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro patrolled near Channel Islands in an interagency operation designed to enforce maritime laws that protect living marine resources and improve safety at sea. From Nov. 14 to 18, Coast Guardsmen from the Munro, Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, Coast Guard Air Stations Sacramento and San...

Coast Guard welcomes newly-commissioned National Security Cutter to Alameda homeport

Coast Guard welcomes newly-commissioned National Security Cutter to Alameda homeport
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns to homeport in Alameda, Calif., April 6, 2017 after being commissioned in Seattle April 1. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755), the military service’s newly-commissioned National Security Cutter, and crew arrived at its homeport at Coast Guard Island in Alameda...

Coast Guard commissions sixth National Security Cutter in Seattle

Coast Guard commissions sixth National Security Cutter in Seattle
Capt. Thomas King assumes the command of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro during a commissioning ceremony in Seattle, April 1, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Klingenberg. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755), the military service’s newest National Security Cutter (NSC), was commissioned into service in Seattle Saturday. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul...

Coast Guard to commission sixth National Security Cutter in Seattle to honor local World War II hero

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard will hold a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, the military service’s newest National Security Cutter (NSC), Saturday. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft will preside over the ceremony, accepting the sixth NSC into the military service’s fleet. The commissioning of a cutter is a time-honored...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro to arrive in Seattle for commissioning

Coast Guard Cutter Munro to arrive in Seattle for commissioning
Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, a 418-foot National Security Cutter, and its small boat transit the Gulf of Mexico on Feb. 12, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Courtney Fussell. SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro, the military service’s newest National Security Cutter, will be arriving in Seattle Wednesday in advance of the vessel being commissioned into service to...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro to host tours in Honolulu Saturday

Coast Guard Cutter Munro to host tours in Honolulu Saturday
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) is scheduled to host public tours at Aloha Tower in Honolulu, Saturday from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. The Munro, homeported in Alameda, California, is the sixth Legend-class National Security Cutter of the Coast Guard and the second cutter named after Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro, the only Coast Guard member to ever receive the Medal of Honor....

Coast Guard rescues 4 from disabled fishing vessel 230 miles offshore Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 4 from disabled fishing vessel 230 miles offshore Kodiak, Alaska
The fishing vessel Lady Gudny drifts unmanned in heavy seas after becoming dead in the water due to fuel problems 230 miles east-southeast of Kodiak, Alaska, Jan. 6, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued four people from the disabled fishing vessel Lady Gudny in heavy seas 230 miles east-southeast of Kodiak, Friday. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns to Kodiak, Alaska, after winter deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns to Kodiak, Alaska, after winter deployment
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter flies near the Coast Guard Cutter Munro in the Bering Sea, Feb. 18, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo. KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter Munro crew returned to Kodiak, Alaska, after a 103 day deployment Sunday. The Munro crew left Kodiak on Jan. 5, 2016, and spent 31 days in San Diego, California, for a bi-annual operational assessment, returning to Kodiak briefly on...

Coast Guard monitors rescue of mariner 400 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska

Coast Guard monitors rescue of mariner 400 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska
Tug Tor Viking  JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard monitored the rescue of a mariner in distress aboard a 30-foot sailboat approximately 400 miles south of Cold Bay, Alaska. The good Samaritan crew of Tor Viking, a vessel contracted under Shell, safely recovered the mariner and his cat. Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders received an alert from the mariner’s emergency position indicating radio...