Coast Guard commissions 3 Fast Response Cutters in Guam

Coast Guard commissions 3 Fast Response Cutters in Guam
Three commanding officers of newly commissioned fast response cutters salute Adm. Karl Schultz, the commandant of the Coast Guard, during a rare triple-commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Guam July 29, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Magee) SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard’s three newest Fast Response Cutters were commissioned Thursday during a ceremony...

Coast Guard delivers emergency supplies to Palau following Typhoon Surigae

Coast Guard delivers emergency supplies to Palau following Typhoon Surigae
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) deliver emergency supplies to the island of Kayangel, Palau, following Typhoon Surigae, April 24, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Petty Officer 3rd Class Philip Groff/Released) SANTA RITA, Guam — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) delivered emergency supplies including water and food to the island of Kayangel,...

Coast Guard, partners rescue 5 mariners in the Federated States of Micronesia

Coast Guard, partners rescue 5 mariners in the Federated States of Micronesia
A Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircrew deploys a SAR kit with food, water and handheld radios to a 23-foot skiff. U.S. Coast Guard photo HONOLULU — Coast Guard, Air Force, and Federated States of Micronesia responders rescued five mariners in the vicinity of Houk Island, Chuuk, Friday. The crew of the merchant vessel Hoegh Brasilia rescued the mariners, missing since Tuesday,...

Coast Guard accepts Guam’s third fast response cutter

Coast Guard accepts Guam’s third fast response cutter
The Coast Guard accepts delivery of its newest Sentinel-class fast response cutter (FRC), the Coast Guard Cutter Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143), from Bollinger Shipyards in Key West, FL, Feb. 10, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Ensign Alexandra Hughes) SANTA RITA, Guam —The Coast Guard accepted delivery of its newest Sentinel-class fast response cutter (FRC), the Coast Guard Cutter Frederick...

Coast Guard, partners detain illegal fishing vessel off Palau

Coast Guard, partners detain illegal fishing vessel off Palau
Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard file photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane WeissmanSANTA RITA, Guam – The crew of the Palau Division of Marine Law Enforcement patrol boat PSS President HI Remeliik II coordinated with the Coast Guard to apprehend a suspected illegal fishing vessel off Helen Reef, December 10th. The U.S. Coast Guard dispatched resources that included an...

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen off Northern Mariana Islands

Coast Guard rescues 2 fishermen off Northern Mariana Islands
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) rescued two fishermen aboard a 21-foot fishing vessel 128-miles west of Tinian, Dec. 1, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of the Navy) SANTA RITA, Guam — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) rescued two fishermen aboard a 21-foot fishing vessel 128-miles west off Tinian, Tuesday. The fishermen, missing since Thanksgiving...

Guam’s first Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter arrives at Apra Harbor

Guam's first Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter arrives at Apra Harbor
Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard file photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane Weissman HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) arrived at its new homeport in Santa Rita, Guam, Thursday. The crew of the Myrtle Hazard traveled from Key West, Florida to Guam, covering a distance of over 10,000 nautical miles during the two month journey. The new Fast Response...

Coast Guard takes delivery of Fast Response Cutter Myrtle Hazard

Coast Guard takes delivery of Fast Response Cutter Myrtle Hazard
Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard photo courtesy of Bollinger Shipyards. LOCKPORT, La. – The Coast Guard took delivery of the Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard from Bollinger Shipyards LLC in Key West, Florida on Thursday. This is the 162nd vessel Bollinger has delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 39th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) delivered under the current program. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Washington decommissioned after 30 years service

Coast Guard Cutter Washington decommissioned after 30 years service
Coast Guard Cutter Washington file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West. SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard Cutter Washington (WPB 1331), a 110-foot Island Class patrol boat, was decommissioned after 30 years of service as part of recapitalization efforts during a ceremony at Naval Base Guam, Wednesday. Rear Adm. Kevin E. Lunday, commander, Coast Guard 14th District presided over the ceremony....