Coast Guard Cutter Kiska conducts patrol off Northern Mariana Islands

Coast Guard Cutter Kiska conducts patrol off Northern Mariana Islands
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kiska patrols off the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands May 11, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Cutter Kiska)   SANTA RITA, Guam — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kiska (WPB 1336) concluded a successful 18-day patrol in support of counter-Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing and regional security operations in Northern Marianas and...

Coast Guard, Australia to begin officer exchange program

Coast Guard, Australia to begin officer exchange program
Rear Adm. Kevin Lunday, commander, Coast Guard 14th District, and Mr. Kingsley Woodford-Smith, the assistant commissioner, Australian Boarder Force, virtually sign a memorandum of agreement creating a system of mutual officer exchange, April 27, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) HONOLULU — The United States Coast Guard and the Australian Department of Home Affairs...

Coast Guard interdicts illegal foreign fishers in Pacific

Coast Guard interdicts illegal foreign fishers in Pacific
Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point C-130 Hercules aircraft file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle HONOLULU — The Coast Guard interdicted several foreign fishing vessels fishing inside the US exclusive economic zone on two separate occasions incidents in the first two months of 2020. “While we’ve seen incursions into the EEZs of partners and illegal, unreported, and unregulated...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton arrives in Guam after high seas fisheries boardings

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton arrives in Guam after high seas fisheries boardings
The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton moor the vessel at Victor Pier on Naval Base Guam, Oct. 28, 2019, furthering the Coast Guard’s commitment to regional security and partnerships. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir) APRA HARBOR, Guam — On the heels of their operations combatting United Nations sanctions violations in support of the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, the...

Coast Guard Cutter Mellon returns after 80-day Canada, U.S. patrol of Pacific Ocean

Coast Guard Cutter Mellon returns after 80-day Canada, U.S. patrol of Pacific Ocean
A boarding team aboard an over-the-horizon cutter boat from Coast Guard Cutter Mellon transits toward a fishing vessel to conduct an at-sea boarding in the North Pacific Ocean, Aug. 13, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo by Coast Guard Cutter Mellon. SEATTLE — The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717), including two Canadian fishery officers, returned to their homeport of Seattle Sunday...

Vigilance on the high seas

Vigilance on the high seas
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) prepare to conduct a law enforcement boarding from the cutter’s 35-foot Cutter Boat in the Central Pacific.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) Oceania represents a geographic region many people are unfamiliar with, comprising Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Spanning the eastern and western...

Cutter KUKUI returns from 42-day Western, Central Pacific patrol

Cutter KUKUI returns from 42-day Western, Central Pacific patrol
Crewmembers aboard USCGC Kukui (WLB 203) conduct maintenance on a navigation buoy while on a 42-day law enforcement and fisheries patrol in the Pacific Ocean July 1, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) HONOLULU — The Coast Guard Cutter Kukui crew returned home to Honolulu Monday after a 42-day patrol of the Western and Central Pacific to enforce federal fishing regulations of highly migratory...

Coast Guard Cutter Munro boards Taiwanese fishing vessel

KODIAK, Alaska – Coast Guardsmen from the Kodiak-based cutter Munro conducted a high-seas boarding and inspection of a Taiwan-flagged fishing vessel Monday under the authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission. A law enforcement team from the Munro boarded the fishing vessel, a 72-foot tuna long-liner targeting sharks, and conducted an inspection of the vessels’s catch, fishing...

Cutter Jarvis conducts WCPFC high-seas boarding

JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guardsmen aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis conducted a high-seas boarding and inspection of a Japanese-flagged fishing vessel Monday under the authority of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission finding no violation under existing regulations. Jarvis’ crew boarded the fishing vessel Koei Maru No. 31, a 93-foot tuna long-liner, on the high seas of...