Building the National Security Cutter: Commissioning

Building the National Security Cutter: Commissioning

“Together with my shipmates, we’re beginning the most important milestones in the life of a cutter,” said Capt. Doug Fears, Hamilton’s commanding officer and the most senior member of the crew. “The Cutter Hamilton is now officially in active service to execute the most challenging maritime security, law enforcement, and national defense missions.”


itCG-Free whale-y, collision investigation, CBP drone, cruise ship medevac

Guardians, along with NOAA and Hawaii state DLNR officials, Sunday freed a young humpback whale that was entangled in hundreds of feet of plastic rope. The operation was made more difficult by the very large mother and a male companion […]


itCG-Centers of Expertise, collision, rescue, 12 gifts, Christmas tree ship

Three people were injured due to a collision between a 25-foot Coast Guard boat and a commercial tour boat in Charleston Harbor Saturday evening. A 41-foot Coast Guard utility boat from Station Charleston evacuated the 24 passengers on board the tour […]


itCG-Secretary visit, F-16 crash, President’s award, crab preparations

The Coast Guard earned kudos from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano during a visit to the Vessel Traffic Center in New Orleans. Secretary Napolitano noted the Coast Guard’s diverse and often unpublicized port safety and security missions during a meeting with […]