Friday, July 10, 2020

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Coast Guard’s Only Heavy Icebreaker Arrives at Antarctica

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The 150 crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived Jan. 17 in Antarctica along with a resupply vessel during Operation Deep Freeze — a joint military service mission to resupply U.S. interests in…

Coast Guard, Partners Recover Section of Downed Jet off Oahu

HONOLULU — Personnel from the Coast Guard and the State of Hawaii oversaw local salvor’s recovery of a section of the fuselage from a Hawker Hunter aircraft, downed initially in December, off Honolulu, Jan. 8. “Using a blend of local…

Coast Guard Academy Announces Next Superintendent

NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Coast Guard Academy announced in a Jan. 10 release that Rear Adm. William G. Kelly to be its 42nd superintendent. Kelly will relieve current Superintendent Rear Adm. James E. Rendon this summer. Kelly currently serves…

HII Awarded Contracts to Build Two More National Security Cutters

PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII’s) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received two fixed-price incentive contracts from the U.S. Coast Guard to build two additional National Security Cutters (NSCs), the company said in a Dec. 21 release. The contract values…

Cutter Resolute Returns Home After 59-Day Patrol

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returned home Dec. 31 to St. Petersburg following a 59-day patrol, the 7th Coast Guard District said in a release. Resolute crew members patrolled more than 9,000 miles…