Letter of Intent

A ‘Royal’ relationship

Beginning in October, several enlisted Coast Guardsmen will join their seagoing counterparts from the U.K. to support the manpower needs of its Type 23 frigates. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul F. Zukunft and First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff of the U.K. Royal Navy Sir Adm. George Zambellas signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday, which aims to strengthen the maritime partnership between the United States and the United Kingdom.

Cooperation from across the ocean

For one week, four Royal Sailors, 14 Royal Marines and seven police force members trained with the Coast Guard on ballistic missile submarine force protection.


Coast Guard and Royal Navy interdict $16 million worth of contraband

What happens when the U.S. Coast Guard partners with the Royal Navy? An estimated wholesale value of $16 million worth of drugs never made it on the streets. The interdiction of 2,155 pounds of marijuana and 420 kilograms of cocaine stemmed from two separate interdictions near San Andres, Colombia. The first interdiction involved the Royal Navy warship HMS Lancaster with a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment Team aboard.

Guardian of the Week – LT Sean Krueger

Being honored by British royalty is not an everyday occurrence for Guardians but that is exactly what LT Sean Krueger experienced at an awards ceremony in London on October 29. LT Krueger, the aircraft commander of the Rescue 193 helicopter […]