Maritime resiliency

The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous, a multi-mission 210-foot medium endurance cutter based out of Cape May, N.J., recently exemplified the spirit of maritime stewardship and partnership during their recent port call to the Bahamas. For three days, the Coast Guard crew collaborated with the Royal Bahamas Defense Force – the armed service and coast guard component of The Bahamas known as RBDF – for community outreach and exercise planning.

Giving thanks – Master Chief Roccie Mancuso

It was May 15, 1980, when my family and I were crammed along with 30 other people in a 10-person boat destined for the U.S. Within a few hours of our journey we found ourselves in the middle of a storm. It was dark and waves punched the boat left and right. Soon many of us were sick to our stomachs.

People’s Choice – Coast Guard Photo Contest, Round 4

We are entering week four of the People’s Choice award for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. Here is the fourth set of photos…

itCG-CGC Vigorous drug bust, practice makes perfect, grounded whale-watching boat, diver found

After finding and seizing 3,300 pounds of cocaine during a boarding of a Honduran flagged vessel in mid-June, the Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous returned to the States and transferred the drugs and alleged crewmembers to the FBI on Monday. Story […]