Former Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis departs Bay Area for final time

Former Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis departs Bay Area for final time
ALAMEDA, Calif. – BNS Somudra Joy, formerly the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis, departed Saturday from Alameda, marking a major milestone in international cooperation between the United States and Bangladesh. Joined by a small Coast Guard team of advisors, lead by Cmdr. Wendy Tomko, the Bangladeshi crew will make port calls at San Diego, Honolulu, Guam and Malaysia on their way to Bangladesh. The...

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 —...

Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis transferred to Bangladesh navy

Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis transferred to Bangladesh navy
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis, a 378-foot High Endurance Cutter homeported in Alameda, was decommissioned and transferred to the Bangladesh navy as the BNS Somudra Joy during a ceremony on Coast Guard Island in Alameda Thursday. A 20-member team from the Bangladesh navy, led by prospective commanding officer Capt. Mohammad Nazmul Karim Kislu, arrived in Alameda in March to begin...