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Oct. 5, 2022

Stage 2 of the Coast Guard offshore patrol cutter moves forward

The Coast Guard today issued a notice to Austal USA, the offshore patrol cutter (OPC) Stage 2 contractor, to proceed on detail design work to support future production of OPCs.

Oct. 3, 2022

Coast Guard celebrates completion of training as part of cutter transfer to Uruguay

The Coast Guard Office of International Acquisition on Sept. 1, 2022, recognized members of the Uruguay Navy supporting the transfer of three 87-foot Protector-class patrol boats to Uruguay.

Sept. 30, 2022

Coast Guard commissions 49th fast response cutter in Alaska

The Coast Guard commissioned the 49th fast response cutter (FRC), Douglas Denman, Sept. 28, 2022, in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Sept. 30, 2022

Coast Guard aircrews putting MH-65E new capabilities to good use

An MH-65E crew from Air Station San Francisco performs the unit’s first cliff rescue in an upgraded Echo aircraft when responding to a distress call from a capsized kayaker on the northern cliffs of Bodega Bay, California. U.S. Coast Guard photo.The Coast Guard H-65 Conversion and Sustainment Program reached a major milestone Aug. 26 with the

Sept. 1, 2022

Coast Guard releases a request for proposal for long range interceptor III cutter boats

The Coast Guard released a request for proposal (RFP) today to acquire the third generation of long range interceptor boats (LRI III).

Sept. 1, 2022

Polar Star arrives at homeport after completion of dock work and sea trials during second phase of service life extension project

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star has completed sea trials for the second phase of its service life extension project (SLEP), as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program, and returned to its homeport of Seattle.

Aug. 29, 2022

Coast Guard completes major maintenance availability on 12th seagoing buoy tender

Coast Guard Cutter Alder departed the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore Aug. 27 for its new homeport in San Francisco.

Aug. 12, 2022

Coast Guard releases request for information for medium-range unmanned aircraft systems

The Coast Guard released a request for information (RFI) Aug. 5 to determine the potential sources and the technical capability of industry to provide Group II and Group III unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), capable of deploying from Coast Guard cutters.

Aug. 12, 2022

Coast Guard exercises contract option to build one fast response cutter

The Coast Guard exercised a contract option Aug. 9 for production of one Sentinel-class fast response cutter (FRC) and associated deliverables valued at $55.5 million with Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, Louisiana.

Aug. 5, 2022

Coast Guard accepts 50th fast response cutter

The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 50th fast response cutter (FRC), William Chadwick, Aug. 4 in Key West, Florida.