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Coast Guard Sees Resurgence of Semi-Sub Smuggling Boats

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-09-19 20:34:05

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...


Coast Guard's Sharpshooters Celebrate 20 Years of Service

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-09-15 18:46:01

[By William H. Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian] The Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) specializes in Airborne Use of...


9/11 and the U.S. Coast Guard

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-09-07 21:29:40

[By William Thiesen, Ph.D., Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian] The day war was declared on the Empire of Japan, President Franklin Roosevelt referred to Dec. 7,...


Coast Guard Preps South Florida Ports for Hurricane

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-09-06 20:03:08

On Wednesday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition Whiskey for Port Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Fort Pierce...


USCG Aircraft Served as Command Center During Harvey

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-09-05 14:44:33

While Hurricane Harvey destroyed buildings, upturned cars and smashed boats, the Coast Guard’s Rescue 21 communication towers also fell victim to Harvey’s wrath....


U.S. Coast Guard Looks to Drones to Expand its Reach

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-08-14 18:51:50

[By Loretta Haring] Unmanned aircraft do not have a long, storied history like the Coast Guard. But they already play a role in one of the Coast Guard’s earliest...


Long-Detained Asphalt Ship Leaves Port of Baltimore

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-08-10 19:21:33

The asphalt carrier Asphalt Trader departed the Port of Baltimore on Saturday after resolving multiple safety discrepancies found during port state control...


USCG Marks Another First for Women in the Service

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-08-09 20:58:14

In a ceremony on June 30, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Crystal Martens became the first female gunner’s mate to be promoted to chief warrant officer...


U.S. Coast Guard Prints Spare Parts at Sea

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-08-08 20:41:55

[By Loretta Haring] For the average person, tracking down a spare part is merely an annoyance. But for the crew of a Coast Guard cutter, the availability of spare parts...


From Revenue Cutters to Offshore Patrol Cutters

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-08-04 13:13:35

[By William H. Thiesen, Coast Guard Atlantic Area Historian] On Aug. 4, 1790, President George Washington signed legislation establishing a maritime force simply...

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