With demands for its presence overseas and home and its missions on the rise, the Coast Guard continues to transform itself to meet missions at home and overseas and adapt to recruit and manage a high-tech workforce, the service’s top officer said this week. Read More
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USNI News Interview: Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Linda Fagan
WASHINGTON, D.C., – The Coast Guard commandant has a message for the country – she’s hiring. Read More
Top Stories 2022: Coast Guard
This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2022.
A change in leadership, difficulty in recruiting and major developments in two major shipbuilding programs were among the major Coast Guard stories of 2022. Read More
Bollinger Closes $15M Acquisition of Halter Marine, New Name: ‘Bollinger Mississippi Shipbuilding’
The Mississippi shipyard that is building the Coast Guard’s next heavy icebreaker has officially changed ownership, the company announced on Monday. Read More
UPDATED: Bollinger to Buy Halter Marine Shipyard, Oversee Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter Program
This post was updated with a statement from ST Engineering.
The Mississippi shipyard that won the contract to build a new class of Coast Guard icebreakers is set to be acquired by a Louisanna shipbuilding group, according to a late Sunday announcement. Read More
Eastern Shipbuilding Withdraws Coast Guard OPC GAO Protest, Will Pursue ‘Different Legal Pathway’
Eastern Shipbuilding Group withdrew a protest to a June Coast Guard contract award for the second phase of the service’s Offshore Patrol Cutter program on Tuesday in preparation for a different challenge in federal court, USNI News has learned. Read More
Eastern Shipbuilding Protests Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter Award to Austal USA
This story has been updated on with additional information from Austal USA and HII.
The shipyard first tapped to build what the Coast Guard considers its most important shipbuilding program is contesting the service’s decision to change yards with a formal protest to the Government Accountability Office, company officials told USNI News. Read More
Coast Guard Issues Austal USA Contract Worth up to $3.3B for Offshore Patrol Cutter
The Coast Guard has issued Austal USA contract work up to $3.3 billion to build the service’s Offshore Patrol Cutter, the company announced on Thursday. Read More
Coast Guard Weathering Cutter Production Delays as More Coasties Head to Sea
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The top Coast Guard officer remains optimistic at the pace of expanding the fleet of cutters despite delays in design and construction that have pushed back the expected delivery date of the first new polar icebreaker. Read More
Coast Guard Struggling with Southern California ‘Costal Awareness Gap’ as Maritime Smuggling Rises
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Grappling with a rise in maritime smuggling in recent years off Southern California, Coast Guard Sector San Diego officials have reached out to the tech industry for ideas and products that will close gaps in and expand maritime domain awareness. Read More