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Press Release | Jan. 12, 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane to hold home port shift ceremony

Who: Adm. Steven Poulin, vice commandant, U.S. Coast Guard; Vice Adm. Andrew Tiongson, commander, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area; Cmdr. Nicole Tesoniero, commander, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC 903)

What: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane (WMEC 903) and crew home port shift ceremony

Where: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, 1000 North Rd, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96860

When: Tuesday, January 16 at 9 a.m.

Editor's Note: Media should RSVP by Monday, January 15 by 12 p.m. to Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Fisher at

The Harriet Lane is U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area’s newest Indo-Pacific support cutter and spent more than 15 months in a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) in Baltimore, Maryland, to prepare for the transition in missions and operations. Following reconstitution of the crew in July and returning to Portsmouth in August, the crew went through an extensive dockside period, ensuring the cutter was ready for the transit from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.

The Coast Guard plans to use the medium endurance cutter as an addition to a Hawai‘i-based fleet for responsibilities in Hawai‘i waters as well as an increasing Coast Guard presence throughout the Indo-Pacific and Oceania. The ship is especially suited for longer-range six-to-eight week joint operational and training patrols in the Pacific, taking pressure off shorter range Hawai‘i-based ships more suited to service closer to home port.

Harriet Lane, commissioned in 1984, is a 270-foot medium endurance cutter now homeported in Honolulu to support Coast Guard missions in the Pacific region. The service's medium endurance cutter fleet supports a variety of Coast Guard missions including search and rescue, law enforcement, maritime defense, and protection of the marine environment.”