Coast Guard suspends search for two missing boaters

Coast Guard suspends search for two missing boaters
Coast Guard file photo JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for two missing boaters who did not return from a trip near Port Canaveral. Missing are Brian McCluney and Justin Walker. After searching more than 146,368 square miles, an area equivalent to the size of Montana for over 281 hours, officials were unable to locate the boaters who were reported overdue Friday...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs Malaysia after joint training exercises

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton departs Malaysia after joint training exercises
LUMUT, Malaysia – Capt. Bob Little, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton explains the process of a replenishment-at-sea to a Royal Malaysian sailor as part of the at-sea phase of Maritime Training Activity Malaysia 2019.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tristin Barth) LUMUT, Malaysia — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) completed...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton arrives in Malaysia

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton arrives in Malaysia
The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton sails alongside the Indonesian Bakamla (coast guard) vessel KN Tan Jung Datu in the Singapore Strait, Aug. 11, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. LUMUT, Malaysia — The Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) arrived in Lumut August 13 following numerous exercises and engagements with the Indonesian navy and coast guard. While in Lumut,...

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...

Coast Guard offloads more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton poses with more than 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego, Oct. 3, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon) SAN DIEGO —The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton offloaded more than 11 tons of cocaine seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean from late August to mid-September Wednesday in San Diego. The drugs were seized during...

Coast Guard conducts international rescue of three Chuukese fishermen

Coast Guard conducts international rescue of three Chuukese fishermen
Coast Guard Cutter Kiska file photo HONOLULU — Three Chuukese fishermen from the Federated States of Micronesia are home safe Tuesday after missing at sea for a week in the Pacific. Following an extensive multi-national search coordinated by the Coast Guard Sector Guam Command Center, the three fishermen were ultimately located 85 nautical miles (nearly 100 statute miles) off Chuuk by a U.S. Navy...

Coast Guard to provide security during USS Detroit commissioning ceremony

Coast Guard to provide security during USS Detroit commissioning ceremony
Members of Coast Guard Sector Detroit take a tour of the USS Detroit, Oct. 18, 2016. The Coast Guard has been providing on-water security for the ship since its arrival in Detroit. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Detroit. DETROIT — Coast Guard Sector Detroit is scheduled to provide security for the USS Detroit during its commissioning ceremony in Detroit, Saturday. Boaters...

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016 kicks off

San Francisco Fleet Week 2016 kicks off
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Fleet Week kicks off in the Bay Area with events open to the public Oct. 3-10, including the Parade of Ships arrival to the Port of San Francisco. With the greater San Francisco Bay Area’s largest military presence totaling more than 4,000 men and women, Coast Guard personnel and assets will participate and provide maritime security for the Fleet Week events. These Coast...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 following in-air mishap off NC coast

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 4 following in-air mishap off NC coast
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard and a good Samaritan fishing vessel crew rescued four survivors following an in-air mishap involving two U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets 25 miles east of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. Coast Guard Fifth District Command Center watchstanders were notified at approximately 10:30 a.m. that two Navy jets suffered an in-air mishap and four people were in the water....