Coast Guard completes joint maritime law enforcement exercise

Coast Guard completes joint maritime law enforcement exercise
Multiple U.S. and Canadian partner agencies planned and executed four large-scale interagency, binational operations throughout the summer. (Courtesy photo) SEATTLE — Multiple U.S. and Canadian partner agencies planned and executed four large-scale interagency, binational operations throughout the summer in Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands, and Strait of Juan de Fuca focused on a variety of maritime...

Coast Guard ramps up security during San Francisco Fleet Week

Coast Guard ramps up security during San Francisco Fleet Week
Coast Guard Cutter Orcas San Francisco Fleet Week file photo by Petty Officer Kevin J. Neff SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard has ramped up security for this year’s San Francisco Fleet Week to ensure events are safe and fun for both participants and spectators. The public can expect an increased presence of Coast Guard vessels in San Francisco Bay to ensure safety and security for mariners and participants. “San...

Coast Guard to conduct maritime security exercise off Port Angeles, WA

Coast Guard to conduct maritime security exercise off Port Angeles, WA
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard will be conducting a maritime security exercise Tuesday evening approximately 25 miles west of Port Angeles offshore. The exercise will simulate the boarding of a non-compliant fishing vessel to apprehend persons of interest suspected of transporting toxic industrial chemicals and military-grade weapons into Puget Sound. Units involved in the exercise: Coast Guard Maritime...

Coast Guard showcases array of units during San Francisco Fleet Week

Coast Guard showcases array of units during San Francisco Fleet Week
The Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, a 210-foot vessel homeported out of Warrenton, Oregon, transits under the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco Bay during San Francisco Fleet Week’s Parade of Ships, October 11, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Akiyama) ALAMEDA, Calif. — Multiple Pacific region Coast Guard units showcased their capabilities Friday during San...

Coast Guard deployable specialized force unit holds change-of-command

Coast Guard deployable specialized force unit holds change-of-command
SAN DIEGO — Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team West hosted a change-of-command ceremony June 20 at Naval Air Station Island in San Diego. Coast Guard Capt. Eric M. Cooper relieved Capt. Dwight E. Collins as the commanding officer during the ceremony. Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, commander, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, presided over the time-honored military tradition, which represents a formal...

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in joint law enforcement operation

Coast Guard, partner agencies participate in joint law enforcement operation
Petty Officer 1st Class Devon Waite, a member of Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Diego (91109), and canine Bingo conduct a vehicle sweep aboard the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry vessel Tustumena in Kodiak, Alaska, June 27, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lauren Dean. JUNEAU, Alaska – Law enforcement authorities from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Investigative...