Coast Guard News


Fitzgerald Honored as he Retires from the US Coast Guard Reserve

Sep 19, 2021

Freehill Hogan & Mahar LLP Partner Daniel Fitzgerald retired from the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve in a ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington D.C., this summer.Rear Admiral Melissa Bert presided over the ceremony, which was attended by family…

House Transportation Committee Funds Key Great Lakes Projects

Sep 15, 2021

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday approved $1 billion for U.S. Coast Guard shore side infrastructure nationwide and $350 million for a heavy Great Lakes icebreaker as part of its budget reconciliation bill, an…

More Grain Terminals Found Damaged by Ida, Exports May Stall for Weeks

Sep 02, 2021

Grain shippers on the U.S. Gulf Coast reported more damage from Hurricane Ida to their terminals on Wednesday as Cargill Inc confirmed damage to a second facility, while power outages across southern Louisiana kept all others shuttered.Global grains trader Cargill Inc said its Westwego…

Storm-shut Ports Reopen in US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

Aug 16, 2021

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan has set Port Condition FOUR in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands reopening the area's maritime ports, following the passing of Tropical Storm Grace near the islands.Now a tropical depression…

Coast Guard Foundation Elects Allegretti as Chairman

Jan 29, 2021

The Coast Guard Foundation said Thomas A. Allegretti has been elected to the position of Chairman of the Board, effective January 7, 2021. Allegretti first joined the Coast Guard Foundation board in 2006 and has served on the Executive Committee and the Audit Committee…

Vestdavit wins Contract to Supply on new USCG Icebreaker

Dec 07, 2020

Vestdavit won a tender with Pascagoula, Miss. shipbuilder Halter Marine to supply marine davits for the U.S. Coast Guard’s new Polar Security Cutter (PSC). The 460-foot vessel will support U.S. operations in Arctic and Antarctic waters.Two HNFE…

Isle of Man Ship Registry’s QUALSHIP 21 Status Confirmed by USCG

Jul 21, 2020

The Isle of Man Ship Registry has retained its place within the United States Coast Guard’s QUALSHIP 21 program, designed to recognize foreign-flagged vessels that maintain the highest safety and quality standards.Isle of Man Ship Registry director…

Rear Adm. Bert Makes History with New USCG Role

May 01, 2020

The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday Rear Adm. Melissa Bert has been invested as judge advocate general and chief counsel of the Coast Guard. Bert is the service’s first woman to hold that office.Bert was most recently the director of Governmental and Public Affairs for the Coast Guard…

Hyde Marine BWTS Secures USCG Type Approval

Apr 30, 2020

The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Center issued the 30th U.S. Coast Guard Ballast Water Management System Type Approval Certificate to Hyde Marine, Inc., after a detailed review of the manufacturer’s type approval applications determined the systems met the requirements of 46 CFR 162…

Coast Guard Academy to Hold Virtual Graduation

Apr 14, 2020

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy announced it is preparing to hold a virtual graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic.The graduating Class of 2020, along with the rest of the Academy Corps of Cadets were on spring…

Safeguarding the Maritime Transportation System During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 13, 2020

The marine transportation system (MTS) is critical to both our national security and economic prosperity.  The U.S. Coast Guard has an enduring responsibility to safeguard the MTS and enable the uninterrupted flow of maritime commerce. While…

US Grants BWTS Extension Due to COVID-19

Apr 10, 2020

The U.S. Coast Guard is giving additional time for vessels impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to comply with regulations requiring ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) to be installed on board.Recognizing the impact of public health policies…

Adm. James Steele Gracey, 17th USCG Commandant, Passes Away

Apr 09, 2020

Admiral James Steele Gracey, USCG (retired), 17th Commandant of the Coast Guard, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Falls Church, Va., at the age of 92.Born in Newton, Mass. in 1927, Adm. Gracey graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1949…

COVID-19: Maritime and Coastguard Agency Issues "Unprecedented Exemption" for Car Ferry

Mar 18, 2020

MCA grants temporary ability for Red Funnel passengers to remain in vehicles on select crossingsRed Funnel worked with the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to identify exceptional solutions to support the government’s social distancing…

USCG Advises on Minimizing Novel Coronavirus at Sea

Mar 18, 2020

The Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy has published an update March 16, 2020 to MSIB: Novel Coronavirus – Update (Change 2)An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) may affect mariners and maritime commerce…

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