Coast Guard’s newest response boat debuts in Bay Area

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard’s newest rescue boat arrived at Station San Francisco Thursday, Aug. 25, to a crew ready to take it out for a spin in the Bay. The boat, whose official designator is Response Boat-Medium, is the 67th delivery to the Coast Guard. Suited to the hazardous conditions in Northern California, the multi-mission boat’s key features include the ability to self-right,...

Coast Guard to dedicate new small boat at Station Honolulu

HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a blessing and dedication ceremony for their 45-foot small boat at Coast Guard Station Honolulu, Wednesday.

Coast Guard rescues man aboard disabled sailing vessel in waters north of Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Coast Guard rescue crew from Station San Juan, rescued a man aboard a disabled 33-foot sailing vessel Wednesday, in waters approximately 39 nautical miles north of Boca de Cangrejos, Carolina, Puerto Rico.

New Coast Guard Boat Leads Interdiction Operation

WASHINGTON – Just one month after the delivery ceremony at Coast Guard Station Key West, the Response Boat – Medium’s (RB-M) enhanced capabilities are proving valuable to Coast Guard law enforcement operations in the area. On November 6, the Coast Guard received a report of a homemade migrant vessel heading north towards the Marquesas Keys, an uninhabited group of islands 30 miles west of...

Coast Guard Accepts New Response Boat-Medium and Rescue 21 Communications System

KEY WEST, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard formally accepted and introduced its new Response Boat-Medium and Rescue 21 advanced communications system during a ceremony held Monday at Coast Guard Sector Key West, here. “We’re thrilled at the capabilities these assets bring to our efforts,” said Capt. Scott Buschman, Key West sector commander. “Our men and women are excited to...

Coast Guard Accepts New Response Boat-Medium and Rescue 21 Communications System

MIAMI – Rear Adm. Robert S. Branham, commander of the Seventh Coast Guard District, Rear Adm. Gary T. Blore, assistant commandant for Coast Guard Acquisition, and Capt. Scott Buschman, commander of Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., will formally accept and introduce a new Response Boat-Medium and Rescue 21 advanced communications system during a ceremony Monday at Sector Key West. “We’re...

New commanding officer to take charge of response boat project office

SEATTLE – Commander Jerry Doherty will relinquish command of the Response Boat – Medium Project Resident Office (RB-M PRO) to Commander Scott Washburn on August 8, 2008 in Kent, Wash. The RB-M PRO represents the Coast Guard during the building of approximately 180 new response boats by the Marinette Marine Corporation, the project’s prime contractor. Doherty assumed command of the...