Video: HC-130H Departure Marks End of an Era
The Coast Guard began HC-130J operations at Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, June 11, 2021, with the delivery of CGNR 2008.
The Air Force awarded a contract for one Coast Guard C-130J April 8, 2021. The service’s 18th Super Hercules aircraft will be delivered in 2025 and undergo missionization following acceptance.
The Coast Guard accepted its 15th C-130J Nov. 18, 2020, from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Marietta, Georgia.
A team from Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf aboard the cutter’s over the horizon-IV boat interdicts a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carrying 7.5 tons of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean Aug. 31, 2015. The seized contraband was worth an estimated $227 million. U.S. Coast Guard photo.
June 1, 2016
The Coast Guard placed an order for nine over the horizon-IV cutter boats worth approximately $3.89 million with SAFE Boats International LLC of Bremerton, Washington, April 27.
Of the nine boats, four are headed to fast response cutters currently in production, and the other five will go to medium endurance cutters and various operational and training commands. Deliveries from this order are expected to begin in October 2016.
The OTH-IV cutter boats deploy from their cutters to deliver boarding teams to vessels of interest. They are 26 feet long and have a top speed of 40 knots. Compared to the OTH-III, they feature increased cargo space and seating, higher speeds, and compatibility with both stern and side-davit launch and recovery systems. Thirty-eight OTH-IVs have been delivered, including boats for the five NSCs and 17 FRCs in service.
For more information: Cutter Boats program page