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May 30, 2023

Coast Guard begins third phase of Polar Star service life extension program

The Coast Guard has commenced the third of five planned phases of Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star’s service life extension program (SLEP), as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program. The contractor, Mare Island Dry Dock LLC, began work at the cutter’s homeport in Seattle on April 17, 2023, performing various initial operational tests and cable installation for the new fire detection system.

May 30, 2023

Coast Guard awards contract for long range interceptor III cutter boats

The Coast Guard awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to MetalCraft Marine U.S. Inc. of Watertown, New York, May 23 for construction, testing, delivery and logistical support for the third generation of long range interceptor (LRI III) cutter boats.

May 12, 2023

Coast Guard accepts 53rd fast response cutter

The cutter’s namesake was born in New Jersey in 1834. In 1870, after serving in the U.S. Civil War, Patterson signed on as a surfman with the U.S. Life-Saving Service station in Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

May 10, 2023

National Capital Region Air Defense unit assumes duties with upgraded MH-65E

The National Capital Region Air Defense (NCRAD) Facility stood watch with the upgraded MH-65E Dolphin short range recovery helicopter for the first time on April 17.

April 25, 2023

MH-60T new hull production underway for Coast Guard acquisition/sustainment program

The Coast Guard celebrated the start of new hull production for the MH-60T Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) March 8 at the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. production facility in Troy, Alabama. Delivery of the first new hull is scheduled for September 2023. Hulls two and three are projected to be delivered in March and April 2024.

April 21, 2023

First OTH V cutter boat delivered to Coast Guard for operational test and evaluation

The Coast Guard on April 18 accepted delivery of its first fifth generation over the horizon (OTH V) cutter boat, which will support fast response cutter Angela McShan, based in Cape May, New Jersey.

April 18, 2023

Coast Guard seeks feedback on procurement process through industry survey

The Coast Guard is continuously seeking opportunities to promote and develop strategies for increasing the full spectrum of the industrial base of our contracting program while adhering to federal small business regulations and ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion in the procurement process.

April 2, 2023

Coast Guard commissions second New England-based fast response cutter

The Coast Guard commissioned the 51st fast response cutter (FRC), Warren Deyampert, March 30, 2023, in Boston. Warren Deyampert is the second of six FRCs to be stationed in Boston.

April 2, 2023

Coast Guard honors outstanding contracting and procurement professionals

Six individuals and two teams from within the Coast Guard contracting and procurement (C&P) community were recognized for their exceptional performance in fiscal year 2022 during the annual Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA) Awards held March 14 at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

March 30, 2023

Air Station Savannah plays key role in airspace security during SpaceX launches

Pilots from Air Station Savannah’s Rotary Wing Air Intercept (RWAI) unit stood ready to take to the skies March 2 in the air station’s new MH-65E Dolphin helicopter to provide security support for the manned SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida.