Coast Guard Cutter Mellon to return to homeport after 5-month international deployment

SEATTLE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon is scheduled to return to homeport here, Monday, concluding a five-month deployment to Southeast Asia in support of the international Cooperation Afloat for Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercises.

Alameda cutter returns home after Southeast Asia patrol

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau returned to homeport here today, following a 21-week deployment to Southeast Asia where the cutter participated with naval forces of Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, the Phillipines and Thailand in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) and Southeast Asian Cooperation Against Terrorism. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises designed...

Many Coasts- Sharing the Mission Beyond Our Shores

by Petty Officer Eric J. Chandler (For Release) BRUNEI – Quiet waves arrive at a tropical shore with a metronome’s rhythmic perfection. White sand beaches are divided by peaks of volcanic rock. Strange shells mark the line of high tide. At the sands edge begins an impassible mass of vegetation, bamboo, twisting vines and broad leaved trees. Sounds of unseen beasts and spiced scents emerge...

Coast Guard, Navy promote overseas unity through mutual goodwill

KEMAMAN, Malaysia – A living green jungle is illuminated beneath a nimbus of crimson cloud with the arrival of dawn in Kemaman, Malaysia. A mission of heavy importance awaits the crew of a white hulled cutter, and the thoughts of many are laden with logistics, plans and deadlines. Malaysia is a mystery not yet explored by personnel of Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau. Immediate tasks must be taken...

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau Changes Hands in Singapore

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Seth Clarke, U.S. Navy SINGAPORE – Capt. Douglas J. Smith relieved Capt. Kevin M. O’Day as commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard cutter Morgenthau (WHEC 722) during a ceremony at Sembawang Wharf, Singapore, July 29. Smith assumed command of Morgenthau following an assignment in Washington, D.C. as the executive director of the federal interagency...

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau Completes First Phase of CARAT

PALAWAN, Philippines – The law enforcement team aboard the Alameda-based Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau completed the first phase of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) with the Philippine naval forces June 3. Morgenthau crewmembers gave extensive, hands-on training for seven days here. They conducted training on land and aboard the ship with the U.S. Navy, Philippine Navy and...