Coast Guard cutter crew participates in multinational exercise with Russia

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis recently departed the remote northern Kamchatka peninsula, having completed three days of multinational exercises and goodwill exchanges with the Border Guard of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation Sept. 21-23. Their visit was part...

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin based Cutter to return home after successful inspection

CLEVELAND – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay is scheduled to return to its homeport of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., this week after completing a required Ready for Operations inspection here. The three-day RFO is designed to ensure that assigned personnel are properly trained, qualified, certified and outfitted to perform the Coast Guard’s missions safely and effectively. “It was a very...

Cutter Hamilton Returns Home From Successful Drug Patrol

SAN DIEGO – The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton is scheduled to return to its homeport at Naval Base San Diego, Thursday, Sept. 30, following a 76-day deployment to the Eastern Pacific that resulted in the interdiction of four suspected narcotics smuggling vessels. During Hamilton’s deployment, the crew and embarked aviation detachment routinely deployed cutter small-boats and the embarked helicopter....

Coast Guard aircrew wins at Canadian rescue exercise

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka crew won the marine rescue event in this year’s Royal Canadian Forces annual search and rescue exercise which was held in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, Sept. 20-24. The crew, which consisted of a pilot, co-pilot, three flight mechanics and two rescue swimmers arrived Sept. 22 in time to participate in the marine rescue event. The event required...

Coast Guard Awards $42 Million Contract for mini-VSAT Broadband Service

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. – The U.S. Coast Guard today selected KVH Industries, Inc. to supply the next-generation satellite communications solution for its small cutter fleet. The winner of a full and open competitive procurement process, KVH’s TracPhone® V7 satellite communication system and the mini-VSAT Broadbandsm service becomes the U.S. Coast Guard’s Small Cutter Connectivity (SCC)...

Cutter Jarvis conducts WCPFC high-seas boarding

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guardsmen aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis conducted a high-seas boarding and inspection of a Japanese-flagged fishing vessel Monday under the authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission finding no violation under existing regulations. Jarvis’ crew boarded the fishing vessel Koei Maru No. 31, a 93-foot tuna long-liner, on the high seas of...

Coast Guard announces temporary vessel traffic restrictions on Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal

CHICAGO – The Coast Guard announces temporary waterway restrictions for vessel traffic on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal Oct. 4-11, with the possible need for additional temporary restrictions Oct. 13-15. These vessel traffic restrictions are necessary to facilitate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ work on an electrical barrier, which is designed to prevent the passage of Asian carp into...

Coast Guard Auxiliary Boat Crew to Receive 2009 Association for Rescue at Sea Silver Medal

WOODS HOLE, Mass. – Four members of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 65 will receive the 2009 Association For Rescue At Sea (AFRAS) Silver Medal during a ceremony on September 30, 2010, in Washington D.C., for their rescue of three people while on patrol in Buzzards Bay. Coast Guard Auxiliarists Paul Sadeck, Leo Lake, Robert M. Joseph and Rodney Thomas were on patrol in Buzzards Bay aboard the Auxiliary...

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane returns home after 9-week patrol

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane is scheduled to return to its homeport of Portsmouth late today following a successful nine-week patrol conducting maritime law enforcement, alien migrant interdiction, and search and rescue. During Harriet Lane’s patrol, the crew assisted in the repatriation of 279 Haitian migrants to Cap-Haitien, Haiti. The 279 migrants were...