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June 17, 2021

Coast Guard begins HC-130J operations at Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii

Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, received its first HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft June 11.

June 11, 2021

Coast Guard Cutter Oak heads to homeport after completion of major maintenance availability

U.S. Coast Guard photoCoast Guard Cutter Oak departed Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland, May 15 after completion of its major maintenance availability (MMA). Oak returned to its Newport, Rhode Island, homeport after the six-month industrial work period ended. Structural repairs and upgrades to the cutter’s HVAC system and other

June 3, 2021

Coast Guard awards four contracts supporting OTH V cutter boat program

The Coast Guard awarded contracts to four companies today, in a step toward acquiring the next generation of Coast Guard over the horizon cutter boats, the OTH V.

June 2, 2021

Coast Guard accepts delivery of last LRI II cutter boat

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 12th and final long range interceptor II (LRI II) in Charleston, South Carolina, in April. This program delivered one LRI II for each of the first nine national security cutters (NSCs) and a maintenance relief hull for each NSC homeport – Charleston, South Carolina, Alameda, California, and Honolulu.

May 26, 2021

Coast Guard cutters arrive at Bahrain homeport

Coast Guard fast response cutters (FRCs) Charles Moulthrope and Robert Goldman arrived at their new homeport of Manama, Bahrain, May 25. They are the first two of six FRCs to be assigned to Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA). Additional cutters are planned for arrival in 2022 and 2023. The FRCs will replace the existing Coast Guard Island-class patrol boats Aquidneck and Adak.

May 26, 2021

Coast Guard RDC project uses analytics to ensure safe navigation amid renewable energy development

The Coast Guard provides input to the offshore energy development planning process because every change in the offshore environment has the potential to impact navigation safety.

May 24, 2021

Keel authenticated for second offshore patrol cutter

The Coast Guard and Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) authenticated the keel for the second offshore patrol cutter (OPC), Chase, today, in Panama City, Florida.

May 17, 2021

Coast Guard holds virtual environmental impact information sessions

The Coast Guard waterways commerce cutter (WCC) program held public virtual information sessions May 11-12 to inform the public about and seek comment on potential environmental impacts associated with the WCCs.

May 12, 2021

Coast Guard recognizes workforce innovation with annual awards

The Coast Guard recognized a group of exceptional innovators with Capt. Niels P. Thomsen Innovation Awards during the Senior Leadership Conference held April 30, 2021, at Coast Guard Headquarters.

May 11, 2021

Fabrication of the Coast Guard’s 11th national security cutter (NSC), Friedman, begins

Fabrication of the Coast Guard’s 11th national security cutter, Friedman, officially began May 11 at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi.