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High-Seas driftnets: Destroyers of the deep

Monday, June 15, 2015

High seas driftnets

While every Coast Guard mission makes a difference, some truly leave a legacy. Defending the high seas from the abuses of illegal and indiscriminate fishing has a global impact that ripples far into the future, ensuring stability and sustenance for generations to come.

Lookouts of The Last Frontier

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) and crew patrol along the Maritime Boundary Line between the U.S. and Russia in the Bering Sea, Alaska, May 25, 2018. The crew kept a lookout for illegal encroachments of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone by foreign fishing vessels. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bill Colclough.

The Coast Guard Cutter Mellon, homeported in Seattle, and its 180 crew members embark every year on their Alaskan patrol from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, the nation’s top fishing port. The Mellon and its crew divide their patrols between the Pacific Ocean adjacent to Mexico and Guatemala. In the Eastern Pacific, offshore South America, the crew interdicts drug smugglers in the Joint Interagency Task Force – South area of responsibility.

In the Bering Sea, the Mellon crew keeps a lookout for mariners in distress and enforces laws and regulations related to the preservation of U.S. fisheries stocks.

A safe, secure North Pacific

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


North Pacific nations are gathering this week to discuss the North Pacific Ocean, the body of water they all border that encompasses 21 percent of the world’s ocean area. The safety and economic security of these nations depends considerably upon the secure use of the ocean; for the large expanse of the North Pacific, this means strong relationships between nations with overlapping sovereignty, economic, security, emergency response and law enforcement concerns in the region. These relationships are bolstered each year through the North Pacific Coast Guard Forum.

Bravo zulu, Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Pacific!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Coast Guard All Hands sends out a bravo zulu to the men and women of Coast Guard Cryptologic Services Group Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Pacific for their leadership in the intelligence community. Recently, the team was recognized with the Department of Homeland Security’s 2013 Intelligence Leadership Award.

North Pacific partnerships

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Written by Pacific Area International Affairs. The safety and economic security of maritime nations depends substantially upon the secure use of the world’s oceans. By securing our world’s oceans we maintain vibrant maritime commerce and the ability to counter threats […]

Coast Guard commemorates first decade in the national intelligence community

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Written by Lisa Novak, Coast Guard Public Affairs. How long does it take to get to a 10-year anniversary? About 221 years. December marks the Coast Guard’s 10th anniversary of its entrance into the national intelligence community, although many had […]

From the bridge of the Bertholf: Hawaii patrol

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf small boat

Post written by Cmdr. Dave Ramassini, Executive Officer, Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf. Aloha from the deep Pacific Ocean from the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf. As we now approach the 100th day of our current patrol, we have shifted […]

CGC Jarvis returns from international patrol

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

CGC Jarvis

Ensign Roger Nayden, CGC Jarvis Public Affairs Officer, contributed to this post  Aloha to the captain and crew of Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis! On Monday, the 378-foot cutter returned home to Honolulu, Hawaii, after a 5,000 mile, 105-day patrol supporting […]

Pacific Unity 2009- Countries coming together in cooperation

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The waters outside of Port Angeles, Wash. have been busy with Coast Guards (yes, plural) for the last few days. Yesterday, the people of Seattle saw ships from the Coast Guards of Japan, Russia and Canada joining the U.S. Coast […]