Port Security Grant Program ensures supply chain resiliency

Port Security Grant Program ensures supply chain resiliency
HONOLULU – Federal grant money, approximating $3.5 million, has been awarded to several entities throughout Hawaii, Guam and American Samoa through the 2022 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), a little known yet critical federal program that ensures supply chain resiliency within the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. The PSGP is one of four grant programs under the Department...

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat off San Diego

Coast Guard medevacs man from fishing boat off San Diego
Coast Guard Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joel Guzman SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 42-year-old man from the sportfishing vessel Outrider approximately 70 miles south of San Diego, Friday morning. Outrider crewmembers contacted Coast Guard Sector San Diego Joint Harbor Operations Center watchstanders at approximately 11 p.m., Thursday...

Coast Guard repatriates 120 people to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 120 people to Cuba
A Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations aircrew alerted Sector Key West watchstanders of a sailing vessel about 12 miles southeast of Islamorada, Florida, Sept. 25, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mikaela McGee) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Reliance’s crew repatriated 120 Cubans to Cuba, Friday, following several interdictions off Florida’s coast...

Coast Guard D14 Commander participates in Pacific Island leaders panel

Coast Guard D14 Commander participates in Pacific Island leaders panel
Leaders from 14 countries representing the Pacific Islands met in Honolulu, Hawaii to convene Pu’uhonua: The Pacific Way Forward, the 12th Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders, Sept 12. HONOLULU — Leaders from 14 countries representing the Pacific Islands met in Honolulu, Hawaii to convene Pu’uhonua: The Pacific Way Forward, the 12th Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders, Sept 12. The Pacific...

Coast Guard responds to adrift, aground barge near Corpus Christi

Coast Guard responds to adrift, aground barge near Corpus Christi
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi surveys an aground barge near the Packery Channel in Corpus Christi, Texas, Sept. 29, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo, courtesy Air Station Corpus Christi) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is responding to an adrift barge that ran aground near the Packery Channel in Corpus Christi, Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Corpus...

Coast Guard, partners work together for Hawaii port security

Coast Guard, partners work together for Hawaii port security
Recently partner agencies identified a shipment of 13,449 pounds of unpermitted fireworks with an estimated street value of 2.7 million dollars. The full cargo has since been properly destroyed in an appropriate disposal facility. HONOLULU — Coast Guard inspectors with several federal and state agencies joined forces to conduct a Multi-Agency Strike Force Operation (MASFO) in August to increase port...

Coast Guard returns from Typhoon Merbok response in Western Alaska

Coast Guard returns from Typhoon Merbok response in Western Alaska
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Houvener (center) and Petty Officer 2nd Class Hamilton Cleverdon greet a representative in the community of Diomede, Alaska, Sept. 21, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tobias Hofmann) ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Anchorage members returned to Anchorage Monday after response efforts in 32 Arctic and Western Alaska communities...

Coast Guard supports Pacific Partnership 2022 in Solomon Islands

Coast Guard supports Pacific Partnership 2022 in Solomon Islands
HONIARA, Solomon Islands – The Solomon Islands hosted the Pacific Partnership’s Humanitarian Assistance Response Training (HART), a multi-day international humanitarian aid and disaster relief workshop and exercise, in early September.HONIARA, Solomon Islands The Solomon Islands hosted the Pacific Partnership’s Humanitarian Assistance Response Training (HART), a multi-day international humanitarian...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett completes Maldives port call

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett completes Maldives port call
A petty officer from U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) talks to a member from the Maldives media as they toured the cutter while it was moored in Malé, Maldives, on Sept. 25, 2022. This tour allowed the media to speak with Coast Guard members and talk about their various missions. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) MALDIVES – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Midgett (WMSL...