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From the bridge of the Bertholf: Hawaii patrol

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 […]


From the bridge of the Bertholf: Northern Edge 2011

We’ve asked Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, the first national security cutter, to share their perspective on how the fleet’s newest class will perform in the world’s most challenging operating environments. This update comes from the executive officer, Cmdr. Dave Ramassini, and focuses on the NSC as a platform for joint service operations with the Department of Defense.

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From the deck plate of the Bertholf: Engineering

  Earlier this week Coast Guard Compass put you on the bridge of the Bertholf with the commanding officer himself, Capt. John Prince. His unique perspective as Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf’s commanding officer highlighted how impressive the capabilities of the […]

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From the bridge of the Bertholf: A word from the commanding officer

We’ve been underway for more than a month on the first Alaska Patrol for a national security cutter, and I can say it has been a truly impressive performance by the ship and our crew. We’ve experienced 20-foot seas and winds in excess of 60 knots with temperatures below freezing, and despite these sea conditions the ship has remained within pitch and roll limits to launch our helicopter. We have been able to make a comfortable 12 to 15 knots through the water in seas up to 14 feet, validating the sea keeping and stability of the NSC and our ability to respond quickly to any emergency.

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From the bridge of the Bertholf: Alaska patrol

As one of the Coast Guard’s newest assets, the national security cutters bring operational capabilities the fleet needs for mission success. Over the next few weeks, the wardroom of the service’s first NSC will share their unique perspective on how […]