An artist’s conception of Eastern Shipbuilding’s Offshore Patrol Cutter design.
This post was updated to accurately reflect the size of the Offshore Patrol Cutter contract the Coast Guard is re-competing. An earlier version of this post included an incorrect number of hulls included in the re-compete.
The Coast Guard is recompeting its potentially $10.5 billion Offshore Patrol Cutter contract because the program risks falling fatally behind schedule due to hurricane damage to the shipyard initially awarded the contract. Read More
The following is the Nov. 27, 2019, Congressional Research Service report, Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Undated photo of USS High Point (PCH-1). Naval History and Heritage Command photo.
For the low-low price of a loaded Chevy Tahoe Premier, you could be the proud owner of the Navy’s first operational hydrofoil — the former USS High Point (PCH-1).
Families of crewmembers aboard USCGC Polar Star (WAGB-10) watch as the vessel transits Elliott Bay en route to Antarctica, Nov. 26, 2019. The Polar Star, homported in Seattle, Washington, is the United States’ only heavy icebreaker. Coast Guard photo
As USCGC Polar Star (WAGB-10), the nation’s only heavy ice breaker departed Tuesday on its annual months-long mission to lead a supply convoy to the U.S. logistics hub in Antarctica, Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) renewed the effort to ensure members of the Coast Guard are paid during government shutdowns.
The following is the Nov. 25, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
Petty Officer 1st Class Vince Bucaneg, a company commander for recruit company Golf-197, assists a recruit in meeting the Coast Guard physical fitness standards, March 15, 2019. Coast Guard photo.
The Coast Guard, in an effort to take the stress out of gauging the physical fitness of its members, started a year-long effort revamping the way it measures body fat composition with the goal of encouraging healthy lifestyles and improving its female retention rates.
Lt. James Crotty as an ensign aboard a Coast Guard cutter. Crotty served aboard several cutters and on both coasts of the U.S. including Alaska before departing for the South Pacific. Photo courtesy of the MacArthur Memorial Library, Norfolk, Virginia.
The remains of Lt. Thomas Crotty are scheduled to arrive in his hometown Buffalo, N.Y. on Friday, 77 years after dying in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. Read More
The following is the Oct. 21, 2019 Congressional Research Service report, Coast Guard Cutter Procurement: Background and Issues for Congress. Read More
USCGC Stratton (WMSL-752), left, and the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG-85) maneuver into formation during Talisman Sabre 2019 on July 11, 2019. US Navy Photo
KUALA LUMPUR — The U.S. Coast Guard is looking at longer deployments to the Western Pacific region following the successful execution of the Operation Aiga deployment to Samoa and American Samoa, commandant Adm. Karl Schultz told reporters on Monday. Read More
Members of the Ukrainian navy train aboard a retired U.S. Coast Guard Island-class cutter that was transferred to Ukraine. Ukraine navy photo.
Two former Coast Guard Island-class cutters arrived in Odessa, Ukraine, on Monday, as part of a program to beef up Ukraine’s navy with retired U.S. vessels.