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Mission to Africa – Heading Home

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Setting the trackline home

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk. This week, CGC Mohawk is steaming back to its homeport of Key West, Fla. Just like when we came across the Atlantic Ocean on our trip over, it’s going to take […]

Mission to Africa – Senegal

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk This week CGC Mohawk pulled into Dakar, Senegal, and wrapped our work with the Senegalese Navy. We spent five days along the coast of Senegal and their Exclusive Economic Zone assisting […]

Mission to Africa – Line Crossing Ceremony

Monday, August 23, 2010

Line crossing ceremony

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk. This week we ended on a traditional note, we celebrated becoming Shellbacks. About 75 percent of the crew started this week as “slimy wogs” (those who had never crossed the equator […]

Mission to Africa – Liberia

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cutter Tour

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk On Thursday we arrived in Monrovia, Liberia to begin our work with the Liberian Coast Guard (LCG). The work we are doing with the LCG is part of the African Partnership […]

Mission to Africa – Sierra Leone

Friday, August 13, 2010

Small boat

Post Written by Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Bonk This week we arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone, for a port visit after finishing up our work with a Sierra Leone Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) and vessels from the Republic of […]

Haiti thanks Coast Guard

Friday, July 30, 2010

AMB Joseph and ADM Papp

Hours after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in January, the Coast Guard Cutter Forward was on the scene. In the days and weeks that followed, many Coast Guard units, resources and members would play a major role in responding to […]

Mission to Africa – This is a Drill!

Monday, July 26, 2010

This week we took time out for the engineers to do some training. The engineers spent a whole day focused on doing basic engineering casualty control exercises (BECCEs) to help crewmembers become trained to respond to machinery casualties in the […]

Mission to Africa – More from Morocco

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sunday, July 2, 2010 we moored in Casablanca, Morocco. This stop in Morocco has commenced our mission in West Africa, helping partner nations build their capacities and capabilities to increase their maritime domain awareness and strengthen their borders against the […]

Mission to Africa – Casablanca

Monday, July 12, 2010

This week we had another port call and this time we were in Casablanca, Morocco. We took time to leave our mark on the city and community of Casablanca. Thirty-eight of the Mohawk’s crew headed to a local primary school […]

Mission to Africa – Pit stop in Portugal

Friday, July 2, 2010

Week three, we have reached our first port call! Funchal, Portugal. It is a town located on the island of Madeira just off the coast of West Africa. We stopped here for logistics before we make our way to Africa. […]

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