Category Coast Guard

Arctic Taskings for the Coast Guard

On January 30, 2014, the White House released the Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region. The purpose of the Implementation Plan is to put flesh on the bones of the May 10, 2013 National Strategy for the Arctic Region. The National Strategy had identified three lines of effort to address challenges […]

New Photos Show Sinking Log Ship Still Afloat Near Guam – gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News

The U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday released some new photos along with an update on the 500-foot MV Rich Forest abandoned and taking on water in the Pacific Ocean near Guam. As gCaptain reported previously, the AMVER participating vessel C.S. Sunshine rescued all 24 crewmembers of the Rich Forest on Monday after they abandoned the […]

US Takes Aim at China, Ups Naval Aid to Southeast Asia | World Affairs Journal

Taking clear aim at China’s growing aggressiveness in territorial disputes with its smaller neighbors, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday that the United States will boost maritime security assistance to the countries of Southeast Asia amid rising tensions with Beijing. On his first visit to Vietnam as America’s top diplomat, Kerry pledged an […]

U.S. Icebreaker Deploys to McMurdo, Antarctica

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departed Coast Guard Base Seattle for Antarctica, Tuesday, in support of Operation Deep Freeze for the first time since 2006 with the task of resupplying the National Science Foundation Scientific Research Station in McMurdo. For more than 50 years, Coast Guard icebreaker crews have deployed to Antarctica in support of […]

[US] Coast Guard and CBP using more unmanned aircraft for drug smuggling surveillance | Government Security News

In recent testimony before the House subcommittee on border and maritime security, representatives from both the U.S. Coast Guard and CBP told of their organization’s increasing use of aerial surveillance by unmanned aircraft to assist in their battles against illegal drug smugglers. Rear Admiral William Lee, deputy for operations policy and capabilities with the Coast […]

Out of Fuel and Tired of Eating Bananas, Ecuadorian Fishermen Rescued by U.S. Navy | gCaptain ⚓ Maritime & Offshore News

Adrift and out of fuel for the past 10 days, the crew of an Ecuadorian fishing boat had nothing left to eat but bananas when they were spotted on Sunday 200 miles off the coast of Ecuador by lookouts from USS Rentz (FFG 46), a U.S. Navy guided missile frigate. USS Rentz spokesperson Ensign John […]

US Coast Guard and CBP seize 306 pounds of cocaine –

Miami.– A joint team comprised of Coast Guard members and Customs and Border Protection officers discovered and seized approximately 306 pounds of cocaine concealed among a shipment of cocoa beans coming from the Dominican Republic Sunday, EFE reported. The team, made up of Coast Guard personnel from Sector New York in Staten Island, and CBP […]