From left to right, multipurpose offshore patrol vessel ICGV Thor (Iceland), frigate HDMS Vaedderen (Denmark, medium river icebreaker CCGS Pierre Radisson (Canada), medium endurance U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer, and offshore patrol vessel NOCGV Andenes (Norway) sail in formation during exercise "Arctic Guardian 2017." U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons.

Historic exercise tests search and rescue capabilities in the Arctic

The Arctic Coast Guard Forum consisting of members from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Russian Federation and the United States coordinated an exercise to test search and rescue capabilities in the Arctic. The “Arctic Guardian 2017” exercises took place in Reykjavik, Iceland, testing cooperation, coordination, and communication across partner nations’ rescue coordination centers.


The universal mission to save lives: Training in Liberia

The universal mission to save lives: Training in Liberia

U.S. Coast Guard members of a mobile training team from the International Training Detachment at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown, Va. deployed to Liberia in February, 2013 to strengthen local forces and build partnerships for the future.


Escanaba Trains with the Colombian and Honduran Navy

USCGC Escanaba Trains with Colombian and Honduran Navy

Post Written by Ensign Ray T. Chaisson, USCGC Escanaba Public Affairs Officer  USCGC Escanaba recently participated in a multilateral naval exercise with the Colombian and Honduran Navies. The goal of the multilateral exercise was to compare drug interdiction policy, practice […]


itCG – international drug bust, bird rescue, boaters rescued, oil spill mystery continues

Guardians from CGC Jarvis seized a self-propelled semi-submersible loaded with 4,500 kilograms of illegal narcotics and its crew of four while patrolling off the coast of Central America. The Jarvis is part of a multi-agency drug interdiction task force patrolling […]


itCG-Cleveland rescue, piracy training, oil spill, survival at sea

The Cleveland Browns were not the only ones who needed a rescue Sunday night. The Coast Guard came to the aid of four people who fell into Lake Erie from a pier near Cleveland Browns Stadium. Guardians from Station Cleveland […]


itCG-Guardians head to American Samoa, international training exercise, CGC Legare returns to homeport

In response to the powerful earthquake and tsunami that has already claimed about 34 lives, the Coast Guard sent a C-130 plane to American Samoa to deliver aid and assess damage. The plane also transported American Samoa Gov. Togiola Tulafono, […]


itCG-Douglas Munro remembrance, missing swimmer found in restaurant, Canadian medevac

Guardians from Station Seattle, Aids to Navigation Team Puget Sound, Integrated Support Command Seattle, and District 13 offices along with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1373, gathered at the grave site of Signalmen 1st Class Douglas Munro on Friday […]


itCG-Panama Canal exercise, 42 rescued in three SAR cases, safety zone enforcement

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk and other U.S. Armed Forces along with some of its international counterparts gathered at Naval Station Mayport to hold Fuerza Aliadas Panamax, a multinational exercise focused on defending the Panama Canal. Although the exercise is annual, […]


itCG-CGC Zephyr returns to port, boat fire, building international relations

CGC Zephyr returned to homeport in Pascagoula, Mississippi, yesterday after a 46-day patrol. While underway, the cutter patrolled approximately 6,300 square miles and boarded 56 commercial fishing vessels. Fisheries boardings check for compliance with federal laws and regulations as well […]


itCG-29 migrants detained, drug smuggling suspects charged, CGC Sycamore’s in Russia, CGA soccer

Coast Guard worked with Border Patrol agents yesterday to apprehend 29 suspected illegal migrants off the coast of Southern California. One boat made it to shore and six people were taken into custody by Border Patrol. A Coast Guard helicopter […]


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