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Coast Guard Offloads 13 Tons of Cocaine

Jul 26, 2019

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC-632) is scheduled to offload more than 26,000 pounds of seized cocaine in San Diego Friday.The cocaine, worth an estimated $350 million, was seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The contraband represents six suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions and the recovery of floating cocaine bales by the crews of two Coast Guard cutters off the coasts of Mexico…

Coast Guard Academy Cadet Receives Fulbright Award

May 08, 2020

First Class Cadet Owen Gibson, a Civil Engineering major from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, has received a Fulbright Award to pursue a two-year Master of Science degree in Water Resource Engineering and Management at the University of Stuttgart…

CG Medevacs Woman From Cruise Ship Off New Jersey Coast

Mar 16, 2020

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 53-year-old woman approximately 120 miles off the coast of New Jersey, Sunday evening.The captain of the cruise ship Norwegian Gem contacted watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay’s command center at 2:30 p…

USCG Responds to Puerto Rico Earthquake

Jan 07, 2020

The Coast Guard is responding to a 6.5 magnitude earthquake and seismic activity off the south and southwest coasts of Puerto Rico.All the ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands remain open until further notice. Currently, there is…

Angelo Receives IMO Maritime Prize for 2018

Nov 27, 2019

The prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2018 has been presented to Mr. Joseph J. Angelo. Angelo,  a former United States Coast Guard (USCG) and International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) senior executive who…

HII Cuts Steel on USCG Cutter Calhoun

Nov 13, 2019

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division started fabrication of the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest Legend-class national security cutter (NSC) Calhoun (WMSL 759) . The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut…

“Minor” Incident Sends Mariner Down S&R Rabbit Hole

Oct 16, 2019

The twists and turns of any marine casualty investigation can be unpredictable, but what is predictable is the potentially crushing cost to defend your license, livelihood and professional reputation.It was early afternoon on a late summer day…

CBP Leads Multi Agency K9 Search of Seaport Vessels, Containers

Sep 23, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) led a multi-agency canine examination of ships and shipping containers at the Port of Baltimore Wednesday.Dubbed Operation Port Days, the operation was billed as an opportunity to expose more local police…

Vessel Traffic Halted on Beaumont Ship Channel

Sep 19, 2019

Ship pilots stopped moving vessels along the Beaumont, Texas, Ship Channel due to severe weather caused by Tropical Storm Imelda, said the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday.Imelda, officially downgraded to a tropical depression, dumped 24 inches (61 CM) of rain on east Texas is the past 24 hours…

USCG Sets Port Condition Zulu for Charleston

Sep 04, 2019

Effective 8 a.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set Port Condition Zulu for the Port of Charleston due to the anticipated arrival of sustained gale force winds from Hurricane Dorian within 12 hours.During port condition Zulu…

Coast Guard sets Port Condition WHISKEY

Jul 31, 2019

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port set port condition Whiskey for Hawaii County, Tuesday afternoon.Commercial ports in Hawaii County are Hilo Harbor and Kawaihae Harbor of the Big Island.During Port heavy weather condition WHISKEY, gale force winds 39 mph are predicted to arrive within 72 hours…

"IMO Joe" Angelo Honored

Jul 23, 2019

The International Maritime Prize for 2018 will be awarded to Joseph J. Angelo, a former United States Coast Guard (USCG) and International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) senior executive who participated in International Maritime Organization (IMO) meetings for many years…

Joseph Angelo Wins Global Maritime Prize

Jul 22, 2019

The prestigious International Maritime Prize for 2018 is to be awarded to Joseph J. Angelo, a former United States Coast Guard (USCG) and International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) senior executive who participated in…

Charleston is Home for New USCG Cutter

Jun 27, 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard announced that Charleston, S.C., will be the home of its newest National Security Cutter.“I am pleased to announce that Charleston, South Carolina will be the home of the Coast Guard's 11th National Security Cutter,” said Admiral Karl L…

PISR touts its Detention 'Clean Sheet'

May 17, 2019

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) reports it has recorded a zero percentage detention record with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in the latest figures issued for 2016-2018 Port State Control examinations.The USCG targets flags for…

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