SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The pallets stacked with plastic-wrapped bricks of cocaine, unloaded by the crew of the cutter USCGC Stratton (WMSL-752) on Thursday, represented just some of the more than 47,000 pounds intercepted in the eastern Pacific just in recent months, according to federal officials. The estimated street value: $721 million. Read More
For a significant number of homes in the Northeast U.S., turning up the thermostat or opening the hot water tap almost completely relies on the Coast Guard.
ARLINGTON, Va. —The first new heavy icebreaker in more than a generation is on track to launch in 2023, but the Coast Guard commandant says building the needed fleet still requires Congress to unfreeze funding.
A quarter billion dollars of commerce halted Wednesday night and Thursday as Hampton Roads — entry to the Chesapeake Bay — was closed by the Coast Guard, a move spurred by high winds and blizzard conditions on the water.
The following is the Dec. 19 Final Action Memo by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft on the October 2015 sinking of the SS El Faro container ship during Hurricane Joaquin. The document was released publicly on Dec. 21. Read More
The operator of the SS El Faro container ship that sank during Hurricane Joaquin in 2015 now faces the prospect of a U.S. Coast Guard-initiated civil penalty investigation, according to a Final Action Memo released by the Coast Guard today.
The following is the Nov. 30, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The following is the Nov. 30, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
The Coast Guard wants to buy three heavy and three medium icebreakers, but given the realities of current budget restraints, the service would be better off considering block-buying four ships all of the same design.
Illegal and unregulated fishing supports transnational crime, piracy, insurgency and terrorism and should be treated as a national security issue, a new report from the National Geographic Society and the Center for Strategic and International Studies says. Read More