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April 26, 2022

Coast Guard modifies contract to construct fourth offshore patrol cutter

The Coast Guard modified its current contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) today to begin construction of the fourth offshore patrol cutter (OPC). Contract delivery of the fourth OPC, to be named “Rush,” is scheduled to occur in 2025.

April 25, 2022

Coast Guard commissions 47th fast response cutter in New York City

The Coast Guard commissioned the 47th fast response cutter (FRC), Clarence Sutphin Jr, April 21 in New York City. Clarence Sutphin Jr is the final of six FRCs that will be stationed in Manama, Bahrain. Vice Adm. Steven Poulin, Atlantic Area commander, presided over the ceremony.

April 21, 2022

Coast Guard cutters mark SLEP milestones for ISVS Program

Two Coast Guard service life extension programs (SLEP) reached milestones in early April – prototype work was completed on a 270-foot medium endurance cutter (WMEC) and Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star commenced the second phase of its SLEP work.

April 8, 2022

Coast Guard Cutter Spar arrives at new homeport following major maintenance availability

The 225-foot seagoing buoy tender major maintenance availability (MMA) program marked another milestone March 30 when Coast Guard Cutter Spar arrived at its new homeport of Duluth, Minnesota.

March 23, 2022

Coast Guard prepares for delivery of C-37B long range command and control aircraft

The Coast Guard is preparing for testing and delivery of a C-37B long range command and control aircraft, designated CG 102, following completion of the external paint process March 18.

March 22, 2022

Coast Guard accepts 48th fast response cutter

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 48th fast response cutter (FRC), Pablo Valent, March 17 in Key West, Florida.

March 14, 2022

Cutter Polar Star enjoys farm to galley produce, grown in the hangar

The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star was underway off Antarctica this January when 100 unexpectedly lush, green dinner salads showed up in the galley. This farm-to-table feat was possible because the lettuce was grown on the ship. For the past four months, researchers onboard have been experimenting with a vertical, hydroponic garden that has yielded at least three harvests so far.

March 11, 2022

Coast Guard releases request for proposal for C-130J missionization

The Coast Guard released a request for proposal (RFP) March 4 for the missionization of up to six C-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft.

March 4, 2022

First full rate production cutter boat large delivered to Coast Guard fleet

The Coast Guard accepted the first full rate production cutter boat large (CB-L) with delivery of 22335 to Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless in Pensacola, Florida, Feb. 7.

Feb. 24, 2022

Coast Guard commissions 46th fast response cutter in Florida

The Coast Guard commissioned the 46th fast response cutter (FRC), John Scheuerman, Feb. 23 in Tampa, Florida. John Scheuerman is the fifth of six planned FRCs stationed in Manama, Bahrain. Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the Coast Guard, presided over the ceremony.