Coast Guard continues safety, security improvements with Republic of Palau

Coast Guard continues safety, security improvements with Republic of Palau
The crew of USCGC Sequoia (WLB 215) work on West Pass Light 35 in May 2020 off Palau.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by cutter Sequoia) HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with U.S. Embassy Koror and with the support of the Department of the Interior, provided further aids-to-navigation infrastructure improvements in the waters of Koror, Palau in late May and early June. “The exceptional...

Coast Guard, Australia to begin officer exchange program

Coast Guard, Australia to begin officer exchange program
Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander, Coast Guard 14th District, and Mr. Kingsley Woodford-Smith, the assistant commissioner, Australian Boarder Force, virtually sign a memorandum of agreement creating a system of mutual officer exchange, April 27, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) HONOLULU — The United States Coast Guard and the Australian Department of Home Affairs...

Coast Guard, partners, wrap up successful Op Rai Balang 2020

Coast Guard, partners, wrap up successful Op Rai Balang 2020
A boarding team from the USCGC Sequoia approaches a Taiwanese fishing vessel in the Pacific Ocean, March 13, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by USCGC Sequoia) HONOLULU — The United States and international partners successfully concluded the Pacific Island Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) surveillance operation in the Pacific, March 27. Op Rai Balang is an FFA operation designed to combat illegal, unreported,...

75 Years of Guam Liberation and the U.S. Coast Guard

75 Years of Guam Liberation and the U.S. Coast Guard
Members of Coast Guard Sector Guam and USCGC Sequoia (WLB 215) participate in the annual Liberation Day parade in Guam, July 21, 2019. This is the 75th observance of Liberation Day. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist David Lau) SANTA RITA, Guam — Sunday marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Guam, and the U.S. Coast Guard was there alongside partners and allies to commemorate this auspicious...

Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia crew welcomes new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia crew welcomes new commanding officer
Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Adams relieved Lt. Cmdr. Christian Adams as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia commanding officer during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Sector Guam, July 3 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Jonathon Girot) SANTA RITA, GUAM – Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Adams relieved Lt. Cmdr. Christian Adams as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia (WLB 215) commanding officer during a change...

U.S. conducts maritime safety, security improvements with Republic of Palau

U.S. conducts maritime safety, security improvements with Republic of Palau
Members of Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia stand for a photo with representatives of the Palau Ministry of Transportation May 5, 2019, off Palau. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by USCGC Sequoia) HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with Embassy Koror and with the support of the Department of Interior, provided aids-to-navigation infrastructure improvements in the waters of Koror, Palau in early May...

Coast Guard supports U.S. Pacific Fleet navigation initiatives in Federated States of Micronesia

Coast Guard supports U.S. Pacific Fleet navigation initiatives in Federated States of Micronesia
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia (WLB 215) hosts Ambassador Robert Riley, U.S. ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, on a visit of opportunity while in Yap May 7, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy USCGC Sequoia) HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard conducted an aids-to-navigation and waterways assessment in the Federated States of Micronesia in support of improved maritime safety...

Coast Guard patrols Micronesian waters in support of Operation Rai Balang 2019

Coast Guard patrols Micronesian waters in support of Operation Rai Balang 2019
Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia file photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers HONOLULU — Two U.S. Coast Guard cutters crews and a long range HC-130 patrol aircraft crew recently completed combined operations with shipriders from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) as part of the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Operation Rai Balang 2019 to combat illegal fishing across Oceania. For three weeks, the Coast...

Cutter Sequoia returns to Guam from patrol following busy start to the year

Cutter Sequoia returns to Guam from patrol following busy start to the year
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia  conducts an Aids to Navigation Patrol in American Samoa, late January, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Tyrone Gyotoku) HONOLULU — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia (WLB 215) returned to Apra Harbor, Guam, following a multi-cutter patrol in response to Super Typhoon Wutip, Monday. Super Typhoon Wutip was the strongest...