U.S. and Canada team up for five and a half ton cocaine seizure

U.S. and Canada team up for five and a half ton cocaine seizure
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell crewmembers maneuver the ship’s interceptor boat while patrolling in the Eastern Pacific . ALAMEDA, Calif. ­­­­— The largest maritime cocaine seizure in the Eastern Pacific Ocean since 2009 was seized by the U.S. Coast Guard along with the U.S. Navy, Royal...

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. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

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...

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau to make Honolulu its new home starting Monday

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau to make Honolulu its new home starting Monday
HONOLULU – The Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau is scheduled to arrive at its new homeport of Honolulu, Monday. The Morgenthau is being relocated from Alameda, Calif., to replace the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis, which was taken out of active service in October. A change of command ceremony took place in November and marked the official transfer of crews between Morgenthau and Jarvis. Jarvis now resides...

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau to hold change of command, depart for new homeport

Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau to hold change of command, depart for new homeport
  SAN PEDRO, Calif. ˗˗ A change of command ceremony will be held aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morgenthau at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach, San Pedro, Calif., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at 1 p.m. During the change of command ceremony, Capt. Richard L. Mourey will assume the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of Morgenthau from Capt. Gregory A. Burg.  Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft,...

Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis ends 40-year career

Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis ends 40-year career
ONOLULU – The Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis, a 378-foot high endurance cutter homeported in Honolulu, was honored at a ceremony commemorating 40-years of service Tuesday. Senior Coast Guard officials, former members of the crew and families gathered to recognize the cutter’s four decades of accomplishments. The ceremony was presided over by Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, Commander, Coast Guard Pacific...

Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis to be recognized for 40 years of service

Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis to be recognized for 40 years of service
HONOLULU – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis will be honored at a ceremony marking the end of a 40-year career, Tuesday at 10 a.m., at U.S. Coast Guard Base Honolulu. The Jarvis holds the distinction of being the first Coast Guard cutter to be commissioned in Hawaii, and has called Honolulu home since being commissioned Aug. 4, 1972. The cutter is named after Captain David H. Jarvis, who led an...

Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis returns home after final patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis returns home after final patrol
HONOLULU ˗˗ The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis returned to its homeport in Honolulu, Saturday after completing the final patrol of the ship’s 40 years in service. Since departing Honolulu Aug. 17, Jarvis completed a patrol in the Coast Guard’s 14th District conducting operations with an embarked NOAA shiprider to enforce the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zones, which extend 230 miles from shore....