Four new Coast Guard cutters bound for California duty

Four new Coast Guard cutters bound for California duty
Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Barney. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard plans to base four of its new Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutters (FRC) in Southern California within the next year. The Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour is slated to arrive this summer with formal commissioning in the fall. Three additional FRCs are scheduled to arrive and be...

Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal to be commissioned Wednesday

Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal to be commissioned Wednesday
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal file photo. WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to commission its newest cutter, the Coast Guard Cutter Nathan Bruckenthal, during a ceremony at Alexandria City Pier, Wednesday. The cutter is named after Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, who was mortally wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Bruckenthal thwarted a multi-vessel...

Coast Guard announces names for its Sentinel Class of Fast Response Cutters

Coast Guard announces names for its Sentinel Class of Fast Response Cutters
Cutter Bernard C. Webber (WPC-1101) was the first of the United States Coast Guard’s Fast Response Cutters. File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the names for its Sentinel Class of Fast Response Cutters, each vessel being named for a deceased leader, trailblazer or hero of the Coast Guard and its predecessor services of the U.S....

Coast Guard search and rescue assets return to Florida Keys, Rescue 21 towers operational

Coast Guard search and rescue assets return to Florida Keys, Rescue 21 towers operational
Crews from Station Islamorada and Station Marathon transit from Fort Myers, Florida, to Islamorada, Florida, Sept. 12, 2017 aboard response boat-mediums.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. ORLANDO, Fla. – All Coast Guard small-boat and cutter search and rescue assets in addition to essential personnel assigned to units in the Florida Keys have returned to the Keys, Friday. Coast Guard assets and personnel...

Coast Guard to base 2 new cutters in Astoria, Oregon

Coast Guard to base 2 new cutters in Astoria, Oregon
A Sentinel-Class 154-foot Fast Response Cutter (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Eric D. Woodall) WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday it will homeport two of the service’s new Sentinel-Class 154-foot Fast Response Cutters (FRC) in Astoria, Oregon, starting in 2021. These two ships have not yet been named, but the FRCs are named after enlisted Coast Guard personnel who distinguished...

Coast Guard commissions Fast Response Cutter John McCormick in Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard commissions Fast Response Cutter John McCormick in Ketchikan, Alaska
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick stands proud facing the crowd of the commissioning ceremony while they “bring the cutter to life” at Coast Guard Base Ketchikan, Alaska, April 12, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios. KETCHIKAN, Alaska – The Coast Guard commissioned the fast response cutter John McCormick during a ceremony in Ketchikan,...

Coast Guard schedules commissioning ceremony for Cutter Lawrence Lawson

Coast Guard schedules commissioning ceremony for Cutter Lawrence Lawson
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard will hold a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson, the second 154-foot Fast Response Cutter to be homeported in Cape May, New Jersey, at 10 a.m., March 18, 2017. The commissioning of a ship is an age-old tradition where the vessel is assigned to active service and the crew ceremoniously reports aboard to accept their positions that will be...

Coast Guard Accepts Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco, 22nd Fast Response Cutter

Coast Guard Accepts Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco, 22nd Fast Response Cutter
The decsendants of Bailey Barcopose for a photo with the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco  Feb. 7, 2017 at the signing over ceremony to the Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally. Washington, DC – The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 22nd fast response cutter (FRC), Coast Guard Cutter Bailey Barco, in Key West, Florida,...

Coast Guard accepts delivery of fast response cutter Winslow Griesser

Coast Guard accepts delivery of  fast response cutter Winslow Griesser
The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the service’s newest fast response cutter, Winslow Griesser, in Key West, Fla., Dec. 23, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Landon Elliott. The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 16th fast response cutter, the Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser, in Key West, Florida, Dec. 23. The cutter’s commissioning is scheduled for March 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico,...