Coast Guard crews conduct fly-over Hawaii’s Mauna Loa

Coast Guard crews conduct fly-over Hawaii’s Mauna Loa
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle. HONOLULU — The world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa on Hawaii’s Big Island, is erupting for the first time since 1984. The eruption began in Moku’āweoweo, the summit caldera of Mauna Loa, on Sunday at approximately 11:30 p.m. HST, according to the Hawaii Volcano Observatory;...

Four dead, five missing after homemade boat carrying migrants capsizes off Florida

Four dead, five missing after homemade boat carrying migrants capsizes off Florida
A good Samaritan notified Sector Key West watchstanders of this migrant vessel about 10 miles south of Lower Matecombe Key, Florida, Nov. 7, 2022. The people were repatriated on Nov. 12, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) Theresa Braine New York Daily News The U.S. Coast Guard was searching Sunday for five people missing after a homemade vessel capsized off the Florida Keys. Four people drowned when...

Coast Guard delivers upgraded helicopters to Air Station Atlantic City

Coast Guard delivers upgraded helicopters to Air Station Atlantic City
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City flies past the Washington Monument. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class David Micallef ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City received its first upgraded MH-65E Dolphin helicopter Monday to replace the legacy MH-65D helicopters that serve out of the Coast Guard’s largest MH-65 helicopter...

Coast Guard medevacs man from NOAA research vessel off Santa Maria

Coast Guard medevacs man from NOAA research vessel off Santa Maria
A Coast Guard Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base Mugu MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew airlifts a 61-year-old male who sustained a head injury off of the California coast, October 18, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) SAN PEDRO, Calif. – The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 61-year-old man from a National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research vessel, 46 miles off Santa...

New Maritime Center at Coast Guard Academy nearly complete

New Maritime Center at Coast Guard Academy nearly complete
An event pamphlet for the commissioning of the Maritime Center of Excellence, Oct. 12. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Abban) NEW LONDON, Conn. — A $25 million construction project is nearing completion at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy that will transform the waterfront area of the 90-year-old campus. A ceremony and reception acknowledging the milestone was held at the...

U.S., Federated States of Micronesia sign expanded shiprider agreement

U.S., Federated States of Micronesia sign expanded shiprider agreement
U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia Sector Guam Commander Capt. Nicholas R. Simmons and the Honorable Joses R. Gallen, Secretary of Justice, Federated States of Micronesia, signed an expanded shiprider agreement allowing remote coordination of authorities, the first of its kind aboard the USCGC Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) in Guam, on Oct. 13, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Sara...

Coast Guard Strategy released for 2022 and beyond

Coast Guard Strategy released for 2022 and beyond
WASHINGTON – Adm. Linda L. Fagan, commandant of the Coast Guard, released the Coast Guard Strategy on Wednesday, October 12, which provides a framework for the service’s priorities during the next four years and beyond. The Coast Guard Strategy positions the service’s workforce as the top priority of Coast Guard senior leaders. It also builds on Fagan’s Commandant’s Intent to generate sustained...

Coast Guard awards River Buoy, Inland Construction Tender contract

Coast Guard awards River Buoy, Inland Construction Tender contract
Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate Seal. WASHINGTON – On Oct. 5, 2022, the Coast Guard Waterways Commerce Cutter (WCC) Program awarded Birdon America, Inc. of Denver, Colo., an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity firm fixed price contract with economic price adjustments for the detail design and construction of its river buoy and inland construction tenders. The initial award is worth $28.49...

Stage 2 of the Coast Guard offshore patrol cutter moves forward

Stage 2 of the Coast Guard offshore patrol cutter moves forward
An artists rendering of the Heritage class Offshore Patrol Cutter courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding Group. WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard today issued a notice to Austal USA, the offshore patrol cutter (OPC) Stage 2 contractor, to proceed on detail design work to support future production of OPCs. The Coast Guard issued the notice following the withdrawal of an award protest filed in July with the...