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Coast Guard Offloads $5.6 Million in Seized Cocaine in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard cutter Donald Horsley offloaded about 150 kilograms of seized cocaine and transferred custody of three suspected smugglers to federal law enforcement authorities on June 13, the Coast Guard 7th District said in a release.  The…

Coast Guard Cutter James Returns Home after 75-Day Counter-Drug Patrol

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James returned home on June 12 to Charleston following a 75-day counter-drug patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the Coast Guard 7th District said in a release.  During their patrol, the James’ crew, augmented by an…

Trump Orders Review of Polar Security Cutter Program

ARLINGTON, Va. — President Trump has ordered a review of the U.S. Coast Guard’s icebreaking polar security cutter (PSC) program, with a focus on exploring options for nuclear power, heavy armament and leasing stopgap icebreakers.  In a June 9 memorandum from the White House to several federal departments, titled “Safeguarding…

Bollinger Delivers First of Three FRCs for Homeport in Guam

LOCKPORT, La. — Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the fast-response cutter (FRC) Myrtle Hazard to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida, the company announced on May 28.  The Myrtle Hazard is the 162nd vessel that Bollinger has delivered to the Coast Guard in 35 years and the 39th FRC delivered under the current program.  The cutter is…