Welcome to the fleet, Bernard C. Webber!

The journey of building Fast Response Cutter Bernard C. Webber is over. But its journey as a sentinel for our nation has just begun. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber has been formally commissioned as a cutter in the United […]


First fast response cutter arrives in Miami

This year marks the 60th anniversary of one of the greatest search and rescue cases in the history of the Coast Guard, the Pendleton rescue. Due to the heroism, leadership and skill of Petty Officer Bernard C. Webber and his […]


Adm. Papp addresses surface naval community

Yesterday, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp provided an update on the Coast Guard to the 24th Annual Surface Navy Association Symposium in Arlington, Va. He shared information on the Coast Guard’s current surface operations and the progress the Coast […]


Richard Etheridge

Second fast response cutter launched

The U.S. Coast Guard’s second 154-foot fast response cutter, the Richard Etheridge, was launched at Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, La., yesterday. This marks a significant milestone in the Coast Guard’s acquisition of the Sentinel-class patrol boats, which will replace the […]


CGC Bernard C. Webber

Coast Guard launches first fast response cutter

Earlier today, the first of the Coast Guard’s fast response cutters, Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber, entered the water  and now sits pier-side in Lockport, La. The initial entry of the new cutter into water marks the beginning of […]


Fast Response Cutter

Recapitalization: The Fast Response Cutter

For more than two centuries, Coast Guard Cutters have patrolled America’s waterways, executing the service’s missions. In the coming months, the service will welcome a new generation of patrol boat to the fleet in the form of the Sentinel-class Fast […]


UPDATED: First Sentinel Class cutter named for CG hero Webber

Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, announced today the first of the Coast Guard’s new Sentinel class cutters will bear the name of enlisted hero Bernard  C. Webber. Following the commissioning of CGC Bernard C. Webber, all of […]