Coast Guard announces naming of new cutters after USCG Reserve 9/11 heroes

Coast Guard announces naming of new cutters after USCG Reserve 9/11 heroes
Adm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commandant, announced Nov. 12, in New York City that two new cutters will be named in honor of Port Security Specialist 2nd Class Vincent Danz and Machinery Technician 1st Class Jeffrey Palazzo.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Hightower) NEW YORK — The Coast Guard announced today that two of its new Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs)...

Coast Guard releases names of next 10 Fast Response Cutters

Coast Guard releases names of next 10 Fast Response Cutters
Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate Seal. Washington, DC – The Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters (FRC), the Coast Guard’s fleet of multi-mission ships that perform drug and migrant interdiction; ports, waterways and coastal security; fishery patrols; search and rescue; and national defense, efficiently and proudly complete domestic and international operations on a daily basis. Continuing...

Coast Guard to commission cutter named after heroic African-American woman

Coast Guard to commission cutter named after heroic African-American woman
Coast Guard Cutter Angela McShan file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard will hold a commissioning ceremony Saturday at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May for the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Angela McShan (WPC 1134), which is named after the first African-American female Master Chief Petty Officer. McShan joined the Coast Guard in 1979. She was the first...

Coast Guard commissions newest fast response cutter William Hart in Honolulu

Coast Guard commissions newest fast response cutter William Hart in Honolulu
Margaret Hart Davis, the sponsor of the Coast Guard Cutter William Hart, brings the cutter to life with Lt. Cmdr. Laura Foster, the cutters commanding officer, during a commissioning ceremony at Base Honolulu, Sept. 26, 2019. Davis is the daughter of William Hart who was a Gold lifesaving medal recipient and a World War II veteran. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) HONOLULU...

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns from patrol with 2,800 pounds of cocaine

Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns from patrol with 2,800 pounds of cocaine
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward returns to its homeport at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach in San Pedro, California after a successful counter narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, Aug. 29, 2019  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Ian Gray) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward (WPC-1130) returned from their first patrol of the drug transit zones...

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle commissioned in San Juan

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle commissioned in San Juan
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Doyle (WPC-1133) was commissioned into service Saturday during a ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Joseph Doyle is the thirty-third Fast Response Cutter FRC to be commissioned in the Coast Guard and the seventh to be assigned to Sector San Juan and homeported in Puerto Rico. “Today we make history as we welcome...

Coast Guard commissions newest FRC in San Diego

Coast Guard commissions newest FRC in San Diego
The Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter Benjamin Bottoms arrives in San Diego April 26, 2019.  (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley) SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard commissioned the newest California-based 154-foot Fast Response Cutter in San Diego, Wednesday. The Coast Guard Cutter Benjamin Bottoms is the fourth Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to be homeported at Coast...

Newest Coast Guard cutter arrives in San Diego

Newest Coast Guard cutter arrives in San Diego
The Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter Benjamin Bottoms arrives in San Diego April 26, 2019. The Bottoms is scheduled to be commissioned during a ceremony at Sector San Diego next week. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley) SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard Cutter Benjamin Bottoms, the fourth California-based 154-foot Fast Response Cutter (FRC), arrived in San Diego, Friday, and will...

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...