Tag Archives: US 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 […]

[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 […]

Coast Guard to Acquire 6 More Sentinel-class

The Coast Guard has received approval to move forward on the production and eventual deployment of up to 30 fast response cutters (FRC). The decision means the Coast Guard may continue to acquire the FRC as the budget allows and that new plans are in place to support new cutters as they are commissioned. [object […]

Mayport-based Navy command seizes cocaine worth $78 million – Jacksonville Business Journal

A U.S. Navy frigate working with the Mayport Naval Station-based 4th Fleet has seized $78 million in cocaine from a fishing boat in the Western Caribbean Sea. The 2,123 pounds of drugs were taken by the Coast Guard law enforcement division aboard the USS Rentz and the Coast Guard cutter Forward in August. [object HTMLTextAreaElement] […]

Coast Guard to discuss offshore patrol cutters with potential contractors | Government Security News

The Offshore Patrol Cutter is a next-generation ship that will complement the Coast Guard’s current and future fleet to extend the service’s operational capabilities, the Coast Guard explains on its Web site. OPC will feature increased range and endurance, more powerful weapons, a larger flight deck, and improved command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and […]

Coast Guard seizes more than $20 million of cocaine east of Cape Cod (photos, video available)

BOSTON – The Coast Guard seized more than 1,200 pounds of cocaine and detained two suspected smugglers during an at-sea interdiction, Monday, approximately 500 miles east of Cape Cod. The drug shipment is estimated to have a wholesale value of more than $20 million. On Monday, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Dependable interdicted […]

Coast Guard, agency partners test skills during North Slope mutual aid drill

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard Sector Anchorage personnel along with federal, state, local, tribal partners and industry representatives conducted mutual aid drills in Anchorage and Deadhorse, Wednesday. During the drill, participants tested their ability to establish a Unified Command, implement the North Slope Mutual Aid Agreement and deploy equipment in response to a simulated oil […]