Coast Guard participates in Balikatan 23

Coast Guard participates in Balikatan 23
Members of U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team West, Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, and Armed Forces of the Philippines Force Reconnaissance Marines conduct flat range training during Balikatan 23 at Marine Base Gregorio Lim, Philippines, April 16, 2023.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo). PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines — U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home following 77-day deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf returns home following 77-day deployment
Crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf inspect a low-profile vessel while conducting law enforcement operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Oct. 18, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Oliver Fernander). ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) and crew returned to Alameda, Saturday, after traveling over 18,000 nautical miles during a 77-day counter-narcotic...

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...