A member of the U.S. Coast Guard maritime safety and security team (MSST) 91104 orders visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) and other MSST members to raise their hands during VBSS training near guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) Aug. 26, 2009, in the Gulf of Aden. Anzio is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counterpiracy operations off the coast of Somalia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian K. Fromal/Released)

Preventing Piracy: The U.S. Response to Piracy

Today, Rear Adm. Kevin Cook, director of Prevention Policy, testified before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation to discuss maritime piracy and the Coast Guard’s role in addressing this threat to freedom of the seas, to the […]


Congress “pleased” with progress of Coast Guard acquisitions

Yesterday, Rear Admiral Ronald Rabago, the Assistant Commandant for Acquisition, gave the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation¬†an update on progress replacing the Coast Guard’s aging cutter fleet including the latest on the Fast Response Cutters and National […]