Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Press Releases

Fairbanks Morse Engine to Power U.S. Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter (USCGC) RUSH (WMSM-918)

FME continues providing mission-critical reliability to United States Coast Guard’s OPCs  BELOIT, Wis. – (June 22, 2021) – Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, announced today that...

21 hours ago
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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Watch: President Biden Gives Keynote Address at Coast Guard Academy’s 140th Commencement Ceremony

President Biden delivered the keynote speech at the United States Coast Guard Academy’s 140th commencement ceremony on Wednesday in New London, Connecticut. In his speech, he hit on a range...

May 19, 2021
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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Coast Guard Closes Section of Mississippi River Near Memphis Due to Cracked Bridge

Update (Thursday, May 13): A section of the Mississippi River in Memphis, Tennessee remains closed with the queue of vessels now at 44 vessels with a total of 709 barges...

May 12, 2021
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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

U.S. Coast Guard Offloads $330 Million Worth of Drugs in Florida

Two U.S. Coast Guard cutters offloaded more than $330 million worth of illegal narcotics seized from smugglers in the Eastern Pacific. The drugs were displayed at Port Everglades, in Ft....

February 9, 2021
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Monday, February 1, 2021

Woman Medevaced from Matson Ship Off Washington

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a U.S.-flagged Matson ship after she was having difficulty breathing and temporarily lost consciousness off Washington’s coast on Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast...

February 1, 2021
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Monday, January 18, 2021

Search Suspended for Missing Fishermen Off Midway Island

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the active search for 10 missing crewmembers from a Taiwanese fishing vessel off of Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean. Rescue crews from the...

January 18, 2021
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Drunk Man Arrested After Coast Guard Locates Stolen Tiki Hut Bar in Florida Keys

A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Station Key West have recovered a floating tiki hut bar that was reported stolen near in the Florida Keys Unsurprisingly, the person aboard showed...

January 14, 2021
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Search Underway for Crew of Abandoned Fishing Vessel Off Midway Island

A search involving U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and good samaritan vessels is continuing for 10 missing crew members of from an abandoned Taiwanese fishing vessel approximately 550 miles off the...

January 12, 2021
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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

USCGC Polar Star Visits Dutch Harbor for First Time Since 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard’s sole polar icebreaker, USCGC Polar Star, has arrived in Dutch Harbor, Alaska as part of its unusual Arctic deployment. The logistics stop comes 30 days into...

January 6, 2021
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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Containership and LNG Carrier Assist in Caribbean Sea Rescue

The U.S. Coast Guard last week rescued a man from a disabled sailboat in the Caribbean Sea about 114 nautical miles from Puerto Rico with assistance from the merchant ships...

January 5, 2021
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Thursday, December 17, 2020
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U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Issue New Maritime Strategy

The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard have today issued a new maritime strategy providing strategic guidance for their plan for facing adversaries at sea over the next decade....

December 17, 2020
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Monday, December 7, 2020

The United States’ Only Heavy Icebreaker Heads North to the Arctic

The nation’s only heavy icebreaker, the USCGC Polar Star, departed Seattle on Friday for its month-long deployment to the Arctic. While there the vessel and its crew will “protect the...

December 7, 2020
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Friday, November 27, 2020

U.S. Coast Guard Completes Unmanned Surface Vehicles Test Off Hawaii

The U.S. Coast Guard has completed a 30-day demonstration and evaluation of unmanned surface vehicles off Oahu. The focus of the test, which wrapped up in early November, was to...

November 27, 2020
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Mariners Rescued from Disabled Barge Off Rhode Island

Three mariners were rescued from a disabled barge off the coast of Point Judith, Rhode Island on Wednesday after their tug sank. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that watchstanders at...

November 25, 2020
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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U.S. Charges 31 Alleging Bribes to Fix Coast Guard Mariner Credentialing Test Scores

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged 31 individuals, including three former Coast Guard employees, related to a test score-fixing scheme at a United States Coast Guard exam center. The...

November 24, 2020
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Thursday, November 19, 2020

USCGC Stratton Returns Home Amid Shipboard COVID Outbreak

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton has returned to its homeport in Alameda, California after 11 crew members tested positive for COVID-19 during its deployment in the Eastern Pacific. According...

November 19, 2020
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Monday, November 16, 2020

GAO Study Finds Significant Risks in Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter Program

The U.S. Government Accountability Office says the Coast Guard accepted significant risk with the Offshore Patrol Cutter program after Hurricane Michael hit the shipyard where the first of the vessels...

November 16, 2020
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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Abandoned Life Raft Prompts Coast Guard Search Off North Carolina

A search is underway for possible missing people after a six-person liferaft was spotted in the ocean about a mile off North Carolina. The life raft was reported by a...

November 5, 2020
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Monday, October 19, 2020
Maritime News

Marine Safety Alert: Performing a VHF Marine Radio Check

The U.S. Coast Guard’s Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety (CG-BSX) has issued a new Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB 20-20) from related to performing a VHF Marine Radio Check. The...

October 19, 2020
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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

U.S. Military Top Brass Self-Isolating After Coast Guard No.2 Tests Positive for Coronavirus

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff have almost entirely gone into self-quarantine after the Coast Guard’s No. 2 tested positive for...

October 6, 2020
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