Coast Guard Cutter Rush transferred to Bangladesh Navy

Coast Guard Cutter Rush transferred to Bangladesh Navy
Members of the Bangladesh navy march toward the former Coast Guard Cutter Rush during a transfer ceremony on Coast Guard Island in Alameda. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard decommissioned and transferred the Cutter Rush to the Bangladesh Navy as the BNS Somudra Avijan during an official signing ceremony on Coast Guard Island in Alameda...

Coast Guard Cutter Rush decommissioned after 45 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Rush decommissioned after 45 years of service
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard held a decommissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Rush at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Tuesday. The ceremony honored 45 years of Rush’s service to the Coast Guard. Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, presided over the event. Since the cutter was launched in 1968, it has served the U.S. in a variety of roles including defense operations...

Coast Guard conducts drills for Bangladesh navy onboard former Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis

Coast Guard conducts drills for Bangladesh navy onboard former Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard members conduct a firefighting drill for the Bangladesh navy aboard a Bangladesh ship moored at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Wednesday, June 19, 2013. The firefighting drill is a test to determine the Bangladeshi crew’s ability to get their ship underway safely. For several months, Coast Guard members from the former Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis —...