Former Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell delivered to the Philippine Navy

Former Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell delivered to the Philippine Navy
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell crewmembers disembark the cutter for the last time during a ceremony marking the transfer of the vessel to the Philippine Navy July 21, 2016, in Alameda, California.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. ALAMEDA, Calif. – A ceremony Thursday at Coast Guard Base Alameda authorized the transfer of a third decommissioned Coast Guard...

From the Bridge Wing 9-19-2013

From the Bridge Wing 9-19-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1968 – M/V Johannes Frans, a 634-foot Dutch tanker with a cargo of oil, reported that it was disabled in 10 to 15-foot seas and was taking on water 250 miles northeast of Bermuda. Coast Guard Cutter Dallas, which was in the immediate area, received the same report from the subject via flashing light and immediately went to her assistance. The pump provided...

From the Bridge Wing 9-17-2013

From the Bridge Wing 9-17-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1999 – Coast Guard Cutter Dallas returned to Charleston after an 84-day deployment to the Mediterranean and Black seas.  Originally scheduled to go to the Adriatic and Ionian seas in support of NATO forces engaged in Kosovo, Dallas turned to support the U.S. 6th Fleet after tensions in Kosovo eased. Dallas also visited several ports not normally seen...

From the Bridge Wing 9/1/2013

From the Bridge Wing 9/1/2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1789 – An act of Congress provided for the registering and clearing of vessels and the regulation of the coastwise trade, thus laying the foundation of American navigation laws which, until 1912, embodied the marine policy of the United States. 1894 – An armed guard of Revenue Cutter Service personnel were placed on the Pribiloff Islands to protect seals. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

From the Bridge Wing 8-28-2013

This Day in Coast Guard History: 1916 – An Act of Congress (39 Stat. L., 536, 538) provided that “light keepers and assistant light keepers of the Lighthouse Service shall be entitled to medical relief without charge at hospitals and other stations of the Public Health Service under the rules and regulations governing the seamen of the merchant marine.” 1919 – President Woodrow...

Commandants Message on the Death of Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III

Commandants Message on the Death of Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III
  The below message is from Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp’s All Hands e-mail sent out on Dec. 2, 2012 and is reprinted from the Coast Guard Compass, official blog of the U.S. Coast Guard: To the men and women of the United States Coast Guard: It is with deep regret and sadness that I report the loss of Chief Boatswain’s Mate Terrell Horne, the Executive Petty Officer of CGC HALIBUT,...

Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin crew to return to Charleston, S.C., following three month patrol

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The crew of the 378-foot Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin is scheduled to return to its homeport of Charleston, S.C., Wednesday at 6 p.m. During the 91-day patrol, the Gallatin crew conducted law enforcement and supported U.S. counter-drug operations in the Caribbean Sea and Florida Straits while deployed with an aviation detachment from the Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical...

Former Coast Guard Cutter Dallas to be transferred to Philippine navy

Former Coast Guard Cutter Dallas to be transferred to Philippine navy
Semper nostra optima CHARLESTON, S.C. — The U.S. Coast Guard will transfer a decommissioned 378-foot High Endurance Cutter to the Philippines at 1 p.m. May 22 at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Pier Papa in North Charleston, S.C. The former Coast Guard Cutter Dallas will be transferred in a ceremony presided over by Rear Adm. John Korn, assistant commandant for Acquisition. “Since...

Coast Guard Cutter Dallas decommissioned

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Coast Guard Cutter Dallas a 378-foot high endurance cutter homeported in Charleston, is decommissioned Friday after 45-years of service in a ceremony presided over by Vice. Adm. Robert C. Parker, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area. “Legacy cutters like Dallas have delivered great value to the American people, but a new and more capable cutter fleet is vital to our ability...