Coast Guard Cutter Rush transferred to Bangladesh Navy

Coast Guard Cutter Rush transferred to Bangladesh Navy
Members of the Bangladesh navy march toward the former Coast Guard Cutter Rush during a transfer ceremony on Coast Guard Island in Alameda. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard decommissioned and transferred the Cutter Rush to the Bangladesh Navy as the BNS Somudra Avijan during an official signing ceremony on Coast Guard Island in Alameda...

Coast Guard Cutter Rush decommissioned after 45 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Rush decommissioned after 45 years of service
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard held a decommissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Rush at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Tuesday. The ceremony honored 45 years of Rush’s service to the Coast Guard. Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, presided over the event. Since the cutter was launched in 1968, it has served the U.S. in a variety of roles including defense operations...

Coast Guard Cutter Rush commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War

Coast Guard Cutter Rush commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard Cutter Rush hosted approximately 70 Vietnam War veterans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War Saturday. The Rush departed Coast Guard Base Honolulu at 9 a.m. for a short day cruise off the coast of Oahu. Guests were provided an opportunity to tour Rush and learn about its history in the Vietnam War. The cruise was one of many events held across America...

Coast Guard Cutter Sherman sets sail for new homeport in Hawaii

Coast Guard Cutter Sherman sets sail for new homeport in Hawaii
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard Cutter Sherman departed its homeport of San Diego on Friday, for its new homeport of Honolulu. Sherman and crew will transfer to Honolulu and take the Coast Guard Cutter Rush’s duties, as Rush is scheduled to be decommissioned in February after 46 years of dedicated service to the Coast Guard and country. During the past year Capt. Kevin A. Jones, the current commanding...

Coast Guard Cutter Rush crew grants terminally ill child’s Christmas wish

Coast Guard Cutter Rush crew grants terminally ill child's Christmas wish
HONOLULU – For more than 40 years the Coast Guard Cutter Rush has answered the needs of the service and the nation, traversing the globe from Vietnam to the Arctic. On Tuesday it was called on to fulfill a unique request – to grant a Christmas wish for a six-year-old with a terminal illness. Jacob Butierries was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when he was just four months old. Doctors gave...

Mariner rescued after several hours adrift off Maui

Mariner rescued after several hours adrift off Maui
HONOLULU – A man is safe after being rescued from a disabled boat approximately 46 miles southwest of Kahoolawe, Maui, Saturday. At 10:15 a.m., watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center received notification from a friend of the vessel’s operator reporting that the 19-foot boat was disabled. The mariner contacted his friend using a cell phone. An approximate position was...

Mariner en route Molokai after being lost at sea

Mariner en route Molokai after being lost at sea
HONOLULU — A mariner and his 25-foot sailing vessel are being towed to Molokai after spending 12 days lost at sea. Ron Ingraham is currently aboard Coast Guard Cutter Kiska, a 110-foot Island-class patrol boat home ported in Hilo, en route Kaunakakai, Molokai, with his sailing vessel Malia in tow. Kiska is expected to arrive in Molokai Wednesday at approximately 8 a.m. Once arriving at Kaunakakai,...

Coast Guard Cutter Rush returns home after successful deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Rush returns home after successful deployment
HONOLULU — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Rush returned to its homeport following a successful 72-day deployment in the Central and Western Pacific, Monday. Rush departed in July 2014 and spent the last two months conducting operations in the Central and Western Pacific. During the deployment, Rush’s crew coordinated with multiple countries and partner agencies to conduct fisheries boardings in...

Coast Guard Cutter Rush holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Rush holds change of command ceremony
HONOLULU — Capt. Aldante Vinciguerra relieved Capt. Diane Durham as the Coast Guard Cutter Rush commanding officer during a change of command ceremony at Base Honolulu, Friday. Vinciguerra most recently served as Command and Operations School Chief at the Leadership Development Center in New London, Conn. Capt. Aldante Vinciguerra, Coast Guard Cutter Rush commanding officer, addresses the audience...