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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

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration members remove line caught on a yearling whale in waters west of Molokai, Hawaii, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Angela Henderson. Click on image to watch video of the disentangling operation. Guardians, along with NOAA and Hawaii state DLNR officials, Sunday freed

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

U. S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen, Friday announced the opening of two Coast Guard National Centers of Expertise at the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, La. The Investigation National Center of Expertise (INCOE) in New Orleans and the Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise (OCS NCOE) in Morgan City, La. are

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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 public and private sector stakeholders to discuss inter-agency coordination and port resurgence after Hurricane Katrina.

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