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Wednesday, April 10, 2024
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC 903) and crew prepare to moor in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii after a 79-day Operation Blue Pacific patrol, April 9, 2024. The cutter and crew made port calls in American Samoa, Samoa, Fiji, Vanuatu, Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the Marshall Islands. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

U.S. Coast Guard Says Boardings of Chinese Fishing Vessels in South Pacific Legal

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard has rejected comments by a Chinese diplomat that its recent boardings of

April 10, 2024
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Sunday, December 10, 2023
USCG photo of a Haitian child being rescued at sea

The Harsh Reality of US Coast Guard Migrant Policy

by John Konrad (gCaptain) When merchant and cruise ships rescue migrants at sea, they offer more than just a lifeline from the perilous waters; they provide

December 10, 2023
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Thursday, August 24, 2023
United States Coast Guard USCG port Cyber-security exercise

U.S. Sounds Alarm on China’s Leading Ship Logistics Software LOGINK

by John Konrad (gCaptain) It’s long been evident that social media users readily exchange their data for free information and services. But what if China

August 24, 2023
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Wednesday, July 26, 2023
United States Coast Guard officer with his back turned

US Coast Guard Seeks Bigger Role to Search, Board Vessels in Pacific

The United States Coast Guard is in talks with Pacific Island countries to expand its maritime law enforcement role by allowing U.S. officers to

July 26, 2023
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Monday, May 29, 2023
Philippines, U.S., Japan To Hold First-Ever Joint Coast Guard Exercise

Philippines, U.S., Japan To Hold First-Ever Joint Coast Guard Exercise

MANILA, May 29 (Reuters) – The coast guard of the United States, Japan and the Philippines will hold

May 29, 2023
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Saturday, April 29, 2023
Polar Star at anchor in Taylor Bay, Alaska

Is America Losing The Arctic Race?

By Josh Caldon (CIMSEC) Almost weekly there is another story insinuating that the US is losing the “race for the Arctic.” Those who support the claim that

April 29, 2023
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Sunday, April 16, 2023
sailing yacht

Mexico, U.S. Coast Guard Seek Information On Missing Sailors

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Mexican Navy, with the assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, is searching for three American sailors, last heard from April 4, near

April 16, 2023
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Thursday, April 6, 2023
Service Chief Panel

Shipbuilding Battle: Deep Dive On The Fight Between 3 Commandants And 1 Admiral

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The brewing conflict between the US Navy and the US Marine Corps over the production of amphibious warships is reaching a

April 6, 2023
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Monday, April 3, 2023
US Navy Promises To Strengthen Merchant Marine And Coast Guard Partnerships

US Navy Promises To Strengthen Merchant Marine And Coast Guard Partnerships

U.S. Navy Undersecretary Erik Raven spoke today at the opening ceremony of the US Navy League’s Sea Air Space conference in Maryland, emphasizing the

April 3, 2023
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Sunday, April 2, 2023
NOAA Chart of the Gulf of Mexico

3rd Mate Exam Pass Rates Plummet

The Consortium of State Maritime Academies, which represents the nation’s six state maritime academies, has asked Commandant of the US Coast Guard Linda

April 2, 2023
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Saturday, April 1, 2023
CNO Gilday Congress

Top Navy Admiral Says No To Icebreakers

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) As tensions rise in the Arctic with Russia and China expanding their presence, Congresswoman Betty McCollum – ranking

April 1, 2023
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Coast Guard Commissions Newest Cutter Warren Deyampert

Coast Guard Commissions Newest Cutter Warren Deyampert

BOSTON — The Coast Guard’s newest cutter, the Coast Guard Cutter Warren Deyampert (WPC-1151), was commissioned at Coast Guard Base Boston, March 30. Chief

April 1, 2023
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Tuesday, February 14, 2023
CG 41322 – Book Review 
Press Releases

CG 41322 – Book Review 

by Capt. Richard Rodriguez – For the sake of transparency, I am a  small boat (commercial assistance towing) guy. Additionally, I was sent a copy of CG

February 14, 2023
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Sunday, January 15, 2023
A disabled tug and barge

Coast Guard Rescues 7 From Disabled, Adrift Tug

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Coast Guard rescued seven people Saturday from a disabled, adrift tug towing a barge 30 miles offshore from Ocean City. A crew member

January 15, 2023
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Thursday, December 1, 2022
ship emissions

The Maritime Decarbonization Conundrum

Op-Ed By Rear Admiral Nadeau (US Coast Guard, Retired) Efforts to decarbonize the maritime industry are underway. The shipping industry has faced and

December 1, 2022
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Saturday, November 26, 2022
Coast Guard Rescues Overboard Cruise Ship Passenger
Cruise Ships

Coast Guard Rescues Overboard Cruise Ship Passenger

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard rescued a cruise ship passenger Thursday evening, approximately 20 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana. Watchstanders

November 26, 2022
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Sunday, July 10, 2022
USCGC Oliver Berry sailing near clouds

USCG Cutter Races To Bring Water To Drought-Stricken Pacific Island

On Friday U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry crew provided assistance to Kiritimati Island, Kiribati, following their extreme drought. The U.S. Coast Guard

July 10, 2022
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Monday, June 13, 2022
Spirit of Norfolk Towed to Shipyard After Fire
Fire Incidents

Spirit of Norfolk Towed to Shipyard After Fire

The passenger vessel Spirit of Norfolk has been towed to the Colonna Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, where the investigation into last week’s fire will

June 13, 2022
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Thursday, May 19, 2022
Tugs and barges on the Mississippi River

Coast Guard Safety Alert Addresses Water and Contaminants in Marine Fuel Systems

The U.S. Coast Guard is warning vessel owners and operators of the hazards associated with water and other contaminants in marine fuel systems. The Coast

May 19, 2022
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Tuesday, May 17, 2022
USCG Air Station New Orleans aircrew aboard the Noble Globetrotter II. Photo via USCG

USCG, BSEE Issue Safety Alert in Response to Drillship’s Unsuccessful Attempt to Avoid Hurricane Ida

The U.S. Coast and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) have issued a joint safety alert, Safety Alert 05-22, in response to an incident

May 17, 2022
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