DHS, Coast Guard extend limited contract relief for Offshore Patrol Cutter

DHS, Coast Guard extend limited contract relief for Offshore Patrol Cutter
An artists rendition of the Coast Guards new Offshore Patrol Cutter originally due to be delivered in Fiscal Year 2021. WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security, in close coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard, granted extraordinary relief to the Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) under the authority of Public Law (P.L.) 85-804. ESG submitted a request June...

Coast Guard provides safe harbor for Mexican vessels ahead of Tropical Storm Fernand

Coast Guard provides safe harbor for Mexican vessels ahead of Tropical Storm Fernand
Coast Guard Station South Padre Island members inspect Mexican fishing vessels seeking safe harbor ahead of Tropical Storm Fernand in the Port of Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas, Sep. 4, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station South Padre Island) CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Brownsville Police Department and...

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable crew returns home after multinational cocaine seizures

Coast Guard Cutter Dependable crew returns home after multinational cocaine seizures
Coast Guard Cutter Dependable file photo Virginia Beach, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned to Virginia Beach Thursday afternoon after a successful two-month patrol in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South. The Dependable’s crew patrolled the Eastern Pacific Ocean and interdicted two suspected smuggling vessels, seizing more than five and one-half tons of cocaine valued...

Coast Guard crews continue to deliver Hurricane Maria relief supplies

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Peter J. Brown, commander of the Coast Guard Seventh District, is greeted at Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 4, 2017, during a visit to check on operations in the area. Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen has been vital in the interagency response to the devestation caused to the area by Hurricane Maria. (Coast Guard photo by Eric D. Woodall)   Coast...

Coast Guard delivers DHS special agents and disaster relief supplies to St. Croix

Coast Guard delivers DHS special agents and disaster relief supplies to St. Croix
Department of Homeland Security await word from Lt. Luke A. Walsh, commanding officer of the Cutter Winslow W. Griesser, on if any piers in Lime Tree Bay, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, are safe to offload relief supplies Sept. 28, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Zach Zubricki.) MIAMI — Department of Homeland Security special agents arrived in Christiansted, St. Croix,...

DHS Secretary observes maritime short notice response exercise

DHS Secretary observes maritime short notice response exercise
U.S. Navy helicopters from Coronado, Calif. hoisted members of Maritime Security and Safety Team San Diego on to the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen for the maritime short notice response demonstrations, July 20, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd class DaVonte’ Marrow. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly visited the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen Thursday. While...

Coast Guard to commission sixth National Security Cutter in Seattle to honor local World War II hero

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard will hold a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Munro, the military service’s newest National Security Cutter (NSC), Saturday. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft will preside over the ceremony, accepting the sixth NSC into the military service’s fleet. The commissioning of a cutter is a time-honored...

Secretary Johnson to speak at Coast Guard Academy Commencement

Secretary Johnson to speak at Coast Guard Academy Commencement
New London, Conn. — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s 133rd Commencement Exercises on May 21. Secretary Johnson is the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security and assumed his office on December 23, 2013. The commencement is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. on Cadet Memorial Field. “Each commencement...

Statement by Acting Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Beers on the Implementation of the Pay Our Military Act

Statement by Acting Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Beers on the Implementation of the Pay Our Military Act
The Department of Homeland Security press office on Saturday released the following statement from Acting Secretary Beers. Today, I am announcing that most Coast Guard civilian personnel placed on emergency furlough during the government shutdown will be asked to return to work beginning next week. Immediately after President Obama signed the Pay Our Military Act into law, I directed the DHS Office...