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...

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...

Coast Guard decommissions Bahrain-based Cutter Baranof

Coast Guard decommissions Bahrain-based Cutter Baranof
Coast Guard Cutter Baranof moored pierside in Manama, Bahrain. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Noah Martin) MANAMA, Bahrain — The Coast Guard Cutter Baranof (WPB 1318) was decommissioned during a ceremony aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Monday. Vice Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander of U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, presided over the ceremony. “USCGC Baranof’s exemplary service to our nation is a...

Coast Guard arrests boater near Venice, LA for shooting at helicopter

Coast Guard arrests boater near Venice, LA for shooting at helicopter
NEW ORLEANS — Coast Guard Investigative Service arrested a boater near Venice, Louisiana, Friday who allegedly fired a weapon at a Coast Guard rescue helicopter. Coast Guard Eighth District watchstanders initially received a distress signal early Thursday morning from an activated emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) belonging to a 40-foot sailing vessel approximately 75 miles south...

Coast Guard holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new Vallejo station

Coast Guard holds ribbon cutting ceremony for new Vallejo station
Coast Guard Station Vallejo held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new search and rescue facility in Vallejo Municipal Marina, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon) Vallejo, Calif. — Coast Guard Station Vallejo held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new search and rescue facility in Vallejo Municipal Marina, Friday. Station Vallejo’s new $14...

Coast Guard urges mariners to stay safe

Coast Guard urges mariners to stay safe
MIAMI — The Seventh Coast Guard District urges mariners to take precautions, heed weather warnings and stay safe as Tropical Storm Fiona is forecasted to impact Puerto Rico and other Caribbean nations, Friday. Coast Guard members across south Florida and Puerto Rico are preparing for the impact of Tropical Storm Fiona by ensuring all operational equipment is secured so they are prepared to respond...

Coast Guard repatriates 99 people to Cuba

Coast Guard repatriates 99 people to Cuba
Coast Guard Cutter Diligence’s crew alerted Sector Key West watchstanders of this vessel about 15 miles south of Key West, Florida, Sept. 13, 2022. The people were repatriated to Cuba on Sept. 15, 2022. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Office 3rd Class Cayne Wattigney) MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Paul Clark’s crew repatriated 99 Cubans to Cuba, Thursday, following several interdictions...