Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns home after successful patrol with international partners

Coast Guard Cutter Munro returns home after successful patrol with international partners
KODIAK, Alaska — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Munro returned to their homeport in Kodiak Sunday after completing a lengthy North Pacific Ocean patrol to interdict vessels engaged in illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing. High seas drift netting practices employ the use of large mono-filament line nets that indiscriminately catch all sea life in their path including whales, dolphins, sea...

Coast Guard welcomes Russia’s Northeast Border Guard Directorate

JUNEAU, Alaska — Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander of the 17th Coast Guard District, is hosting a bi-annual commanders meeting with Russian Lt. Gen. Rafael Daerbaev, chief of the Northeast Border Guard of the Coast Guard of the Russian Federal Security Service in Juneau this week to review joint operations and develop a plan for continued joint action in the future. These meetings are held to review...