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Feb. 23, 2024

U.S. Coast Guard conduct joint patrol with Kiribati partners under Operation Blue Pacific

TARAWA, Kiribati — In a significant advancement of regional maritime cooperation, the USCGC Oliver Henry (WPC 1140) crew successfully concluded a pivotal leg of its current expeditionary patrol in the Kiribati exclusive economic zone (EEZ) from Feb. 11 to 16, 2024. This leg marks a noteworthy engagement under Operation Blue Pacific, emphasizing the United States' commitment to strengthening ties and ensuring maritime security within the Pacific community.

Feb. 23, 2024

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star completes Operation Deep Freeze 2024 mission, departs Antarctica

SOUTHERN OCEAN — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) and crew departed McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Feb. 12, after operating for 51 days below the Antarctic Circle in support of Operation Deep Freeze 2024. The Polar Star and crew broke a 38-mile channel through fast ice to create a navigable route for vessels to reach McMurdo Station and escorted a cargo vessel and oil tanker through the ice to and from the station.

Feb. 23, 2024

Coast Guard interdicts 3 lancha crews, seizes 2,160 pounds of illegally caught fish off Texas coast

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard interdicted three lanchas and seized 2,160 pounds of illegally caught fish in federal waters off southern Texas, Thursday.

Feb. 23, 2024

US Coast Guard Cutter Thetis disrupts illegal narcotics trafficking during Caribbean deployment

KEY WEST, Fla. – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC 910) returned to their homeport in Key West on Friday following a 62-day patrol in the Central Caribbean Sea. Thetis worked in support of the Joint Interagency Task Force-South alongside partners to deter illegal narcotics trafficking in the Central Caribbean. With an embarked MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from the Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron and support from the USS Farragut (DDG 99), Thetis interdicted approximately 2,646 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $34.8 million.

Feb. 22, 2024

Coast Guard repatriates 25 migrants to Cuba

Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr’s crew repatriated 25 migrants to Cuba, Wednesday, following an interdiction of a migrant venture near Key West, Florida.

Feb. 22, 2024

FEATURE RELEASE: Coast Guard creator makes waves in sneaker design

Kenneth Jones is a man who shows up – for his family, his community, and his country. Stationed at the Atlantic Area Communications Command Center in Norfolk, Virginia, Petty Officer Jones and his team help save lives at sea by delivering rapid, reliable, and secure communications operations to Coast Guard operational commanders, joint and interagency partners, civilian organizations, and the maritime public. 

Feb. 22, 2024

Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking boat offshore Sabine, Texas

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard assisted two boaters whose vessel began taking on water 35 miles southeast of Sabine, Texas, Wednesday.

Feb. 21, 2024

U.S. Coast Guard introduces cetacean desk, enhancing cetacean safety in Salish Sea

SEATTLE — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound introduced a cetacean desk pilot program during a ceremony at Sector Puget Sound, Feb. 21.

Feb. 21, 2024

Coast Guard to elicit chief engineer’s testimony for the Grande Costa D’Avorio Hearing

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have scheduled follow up witness testimony Thursday evening in support of the ongoing investigation into the fire that occurred on July 5, 2023 aboard the Italian-flagged cargo vessel, Grande Costa D’Avorio, while docked at the Port of Newark, New Jersey. Click on the link above to view full news release.

Feb. 20, 2024

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to oil spill in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard Sector Charleston and partner agencies concluded pollution response efforts for an oil product found in a water drain in Charleston, Feb 12.

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