Coast Guard to conduct training in Straits of Mackinac, April 26 – 27

Coast Guard to conduct training in Straits of Mackinac, April 26 - 27
SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. – U.S. Coast Guard units, in coordination with local, state, tribal and federal agencies, will be conducting a training exercise in the Straits of Mackinac on the 26th and 27th of April. The St. Ignace, Michigan and Mackinaw City, Michigan communities will see increased vessel activities on the water these days. These exercises will involve the use of Coast Guard and other...

Coast Guard commissions Cutter John Scheuerman

Coast Guard commissions Cutter John Scheuerman
The Coast Guard Cutter John Scheuerman’s crew stand at attention during the vessel’s commissioning ceremony in Tampa, Florida, Feb. 23, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Magee) TAMPA, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard commissioned the Coast Guard Cutter John Scheuerman (WPC 1146), Patrol Forces Southwest Asia’s (PATFORSWA) fifth 154-foot Sentinel-class...

Coast Guard, Port Authority of Jamaica work to enhance security

Coast Guard, Port Authority of Jamaica work to enhance security
As part of an International Port Security visit, Lt. Natalie Moyer, U.S. Coast Guard, observes port operations at Kingston Freeport Terminal in Jamacia on Nov. 9, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Kate Woods) KINGSTON, Jamaica — U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security Program personnel conducted port-security engagements from Nov. 9-12 in Kingston, Ocho Rios, Trelawney, and Montego...

Coast Guard completes joint maritime law enforcement exercise

Coast Guard completes joint maritime law enforcement exercise
Multiple U.S. and Canadian partner agencies planned and executed four large-scale interagency, binational operations throughout the summer. (Courtesy photo) SEATTLE — Multiple U.S. and Canadian partner agencies planned and executed four large-scale interagency, binational operations throughout the summer in Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands, and Strait of Juan de Fuca focused on a variety of maritime...

Coast Guard ramps up security during San Francisco Fleet Week

Coast Guard ramps up security during San Francisco Fleet Week
Coast Guard Cutter Orcas San Francisco Fleet Week file photo by Petty Officer Kevin J. Neff SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard has ramped up security for this year’s San Francisco Fleet Week to ensure events are safe and fun for both participants and spectators. The public can expect an increased presence of Coast Guard vessels in San Francisco Bay to ensure safety and security for mariners and participants. “San...

Coast Guard crews remain vigilant during operations in the Arctic Region

Coast Guard crews remain vigilant during operations in the Arctic Region
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, operates in the Bering Sea Aug. 24, 2021.  U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf. JUNEAU, Alaska — The U.S. Coast Guard demonstrated its commitment to the Bering Sea and Arctic region with deployments of national security cutters Bertholf and Kimball, and a U.S. Arctic patrol by icebreaker Healy. “Security in the Bering Sea and the...

Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Defense Force conduct joint training

Coast Guard, Royal Bahamas Defense Force conduct joint training
The U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security Program team hosted a six-member delegation from the International Ship and Port Security Compliance Unit of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force for a five-day engagement with representatives from the maritime industry in Port Everglades, Florida, in early June 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Kate Woods) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The U.S. Coast...

Coast Guard to conduct maritime security exercise off Port Angeles, WA

Coast Guard to conduct maritime security exercise off Port Angeles, WA
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard will be conducting a maritime security exercise Tuesday evening approximately 25 miles west of Port Angeles offshore. The exercise will simulate the boarding of a non-compliant fishing vessel to apprehend persons of interest suspected of transporting toxic industrial chemicals and military-grade weapons into Puget Sound. Units involved in the exercise: Coast Guard Maritime...

Coast Guard responds to bomb threat aboard ferry in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard responds to bomb threat aboard ferry in Juneau, Alaska
Coast Guard Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo courtesy of Anthony MossJUNEAU, Alaska — Personnel from the Coast Guard, Juneau Police Department (JPD) and Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) responded to a bomb threat aboard a ferry scheduled to depart Juneau, Alaska, Wednesday morning. The suspect, who reportedly drove a vehicle onto the ferry and made the threats, has been...