Coast Guard to open Polar Security Cutter Project Resident Office in Pascagoula

Coast Guard to open Polar Security Cutter Project Resident Office in Pascagoula
Artist rendering of the VT Halter Polar Security Cutter design. Illustration Credits: VT Halter Marine / Designer: Technology Associates, Inc. PASCAGOULA, MISS. – Representatives from the Coast Guard Acquisitions Program are scheduled to preside over a ribbon cutting ceremony, Wednesday, which will formally open the Polar Security Cutter Project Resident Office in Pascagoula. The Project Resident...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy gets underway for months-long Arctic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Healy gets underway for months-long Arctic patrol
A crewmember aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy handles a line in preparation to get underway from their pier in Seattle on July 22, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Strohmaier) SEATTLE — Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) departed for a months-long deployment to the Arctic Ocean on Monday. The cutter will support multiple science missions, as well as Operation Arctic...

Coast Guard announces homeport of newest Polar Security Cutter

Coast Guard announces homeport of newest Polar Security Cutter
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard today announced that Seattle, Wash. will be the home of the service’s new Polar Security Cutters. “I am pleased to announce that Seattle, Washington will be the home of the Coast Guard’s new Polar Security Cutters,” said Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. “The Pacific Northwest has been the home of our icebreaking fleet since 1976,...

Coast Guard discusses developing role in Arctic

Coast Guard discusses developing role in Arctic
U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Linda Fagan delivers a keynote speech April 26, 2019, at the Arctic Encounter Symposium in Seattle. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Senior Chief Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi SEATTLE – The Pacific Area commander for the U.S. Coast Guard discussed the military branch’s new Arctic Strategic Outlook, Polar Security Cutters and innovation efforts to improve maritime domain...

Coast Guard awards contract for new Polar Security Cutter

Coast Guard awards contract for new Polar Security Cutter
WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, through an Integrated Program Office (IPO), awarded VT Halter Marine Inc., of Pascagoula, Mississippi, a fixed price incentive (firm) contract for the Detail Design and Construction (DD&C) of the Coast Guard’s lead Polar Security Cutter (PSC). The initial award is valued at $745.9 million and supports non-recurring engineering and detail...

Commandant presents State of the Coast Guard address in San Pedro

Commandant presents State of the Coast Guard address in San Pedro
Adm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commandant, delivers the 2019 State of the Coast Guard Address at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach in San Pedro, California, March 21, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada) SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Commandant of the United States Coast Guard delivered his first State of the Coast Guard address Thursday at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach...