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USCG Cutter James Leads the Way

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2018-01-19 21:08:00

The crew of the new Coast Guard Cutter James have earned the Capt. Hopley Yeaton Outstanding Cutter Award. In only two patrols, James and her crew interdicted 22 drug smuggling vessels, seized 16.8 tonnes of cocaine with an estimated value of $560 million, and apprehended...

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Polar Star Begins the Annual McMurdo Station Breakout

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2018-01-12 15:06:34

Antarctica. It’s an ice desert full of wonder, mystique and beauty. Its harsh conditions are home to a select few animal species and a few hundred researchers and support personnel, and occasionally, the 150 crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar...

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The Voyage of the Icarus

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2018-01-05 14:25:14

The Coast Guard recently released the names of the newest Fast Response Cutters to be commissioned. Each FRC is named after a Coast Guard hero, and one such Coast Guardsman is Maurice Jester. Born in 1889, Jester came from a town whose...

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Salvaging Boats in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-12-05 20:13:39

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017. It ravaged the island for more than 30 hours, with winds lashing up to 175 mph and enough rain to cause catastrophic flooding. Two months after the storm has...

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After 2017 Hurricanes, Coast Guard Needs Repairs

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-11-17 17:49:33

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft appeared before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Thursday to testify on the Coast Guard’s response to the 2017 hurricane season. In the span of five weeks, Coast Guard personnel rescued more than 11,300 people...

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Coast Guard Collects Lessons Learned from 2017 Hurricanes

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-10-10 21:02:05

[By Loretta Haring] “Everyone. Needs. A. Phone. Everyone.” “We found an asset tracking/reporting system called Geosuite; we’ve already got it up and running.” “Houston-Galveston T-1 line went down and we jumped to Google Docs.” The Coast Guard swung into full...

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Coast Guard Celebrates Record-Breaking Drug Busts

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-10-06 16:05:53

Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton recently offloaded 50,550 pounds of cocaine and heroin worth more than $679 million wholesale, which marks a record-breaking year in cocaine seizures for the...

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The Evolution of the USCG's Search and Rescue Mission

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-10-03 18:01:03

[By William H. Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian] Those familiar with Coast Guard history know that the service’s development has been shaped in response to the nation’s natural and man-made disasters. Nowhere is that clearer than the Coast Guard’s search...

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The Coast Guard's Role in Environmental Protection

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-09-26 20:08:05

[By William H. Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian] The U.S. Coast Guard has been the steward of the nation’s maritime environment since 1822. That year, Congress tasked the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service with monitoring federal forest preserves that yielded specialized...

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Coast Guard Sees Resurgence of Semi-Sub Smuggling Boats

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-09-19 20:34:29

The Coast Guard has interdicted seven low-profile drug smuggling vessels in four months, resulting in the seizure of more than 11 tons of cocaine – an amount with a street value of more than $300 million. Low-profile vessels are designed for smuggling illicit cargo...

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