Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour returns to homeport following first drug bust

Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour returns to homeport following first drug bust
Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class DaVonte’ Marrow. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The crew of a San Pedro-based Coast Guard cutter returned to their homeport Saturday following a two-week patrol that included the ship’s first drug bust. The crew of the recently commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour interdicted approximately 1,000 pounds of marijuana from...

Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour commissioned in San Pedro

Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour commissioned in San Pedro
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour mans the rail during the cutter’s commissioning ceremony, Nov. 8, 2018, in San Pedro, California. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard commissioned the first California-based 154-foot Fast Response Cutter in San Pedro, Thursday. The Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour is the first of four Sentinel-Class...

Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour to be commissioned  Thursday

Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour to be commissioned  Thursday
Coast Guard Cutter Forrest Rednour file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class DaVonte’ Marrow. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to commission the first California-based 154-foot Fast Response Cutter in San Pedro, Thursday. The Forrest Rednour is the first of four Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutters (FRC) to be homeported at Base Los Angeles-Long Beach. Three additional FRCs are...

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward arrives in San Pedro

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward arrives in San Pedro
The Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward transits within in the San Pedro Channel as it heads to its homeport for the first time, Oct. 31, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandyn Hill) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard received the second California-based 154-foot Fast Response Cutter in San Pedro, Wednesday. The Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward (WPC-1130), a Sentinel-Class Fast Response...

Coast Guard signs for newest Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter

Coast Guard signs for newest Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter
Lt. John Beal, (left) commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne, shakes hands with Allen Harker, (right) contracting officer for the Fast Response Cutter Project in Key West, Florida Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 after signing for the acceptance of the Coast Guard’s newest cutter. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally MIAMI — The Coast Guard signed for the...

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...