Coast Guard announces Offshore Patrol Cutter homeport

Coast Guard announces Offshore Patrol Cutter homeport
An artists rendering of the Heritage class Offshore Patrol Cutter courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding Group. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard announced today that Naval Station Newport, R.I. will be home to future Heritage Class Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPCs). “I am excited to announce the homeporting of two Offshore Patrol Cutters at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island,” said Admiral Karl L. Schultz,...

Coast Guard cutter corrals wayward buoy in Long Island Sound

Coast Guard cutter corrals wayward buoy in Long Island Sound
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak (WLB-211) sits at anchor. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Emily E. Torsney. NEWPORT, Rhode Island – Built to guide mariners through safe waters, the Valiant Rock Lighted  Whistle Buoy 11 was dangerously adrift in the Long Island Sound. When ferry operators traveling between Orient Point and Fishers Island, New York, first reported the buoy off station on Jan. 17, the...

Coast Guard crews to conduct oil spill exercise in Narragansett Bay

BOSTON – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Juniper will conduct their annual oil spill recovery exercise in Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island, Friday. The crew of the 225-foot buoy tender CGC Juniper and personnel from local Coast Guard units will depart at 8 a.m., from Pier 2 at Naval Station Newport to conduct training on the Spilled Oil Recovery System. The SORS consists of outrigger arms, fast-sweep...