After more than 50 years of service to the United States, the U.S. Coast Guard transferred the recently decommissioned Coast Guard Cutter Sherman to the Sri Lankan Navy. The transfer of the Sherman to Sri Lanka supports the Coast Guard’s efforts to strengthen the United States’ relationship with partner nations in the western Pacific, enhancing their maritime capabilities and governance, and supporting stability and the security of global maritime commons.
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The newest episode of the Paratus Report is out! In this episode, we’ll talk about the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star’s recent deployment to Antarctica and say farewell to Coast Guard Cutter Sherman after nearly 50 years of service.
The Coast Guard is run by a set of core values: Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty. Every Coast Guard member strives to live by those values every day. Honor is being true to yourself. Respect, being true to your shipmates. Devotion to duty, being true to the Service. Seaman Kristine Kearny doesn’t strive to meet these values; she lives by them in everything she does on and off duty, every day.
Suspicions were raised when a fisherman in a panga in the Eastern Pacific Ocean approached Coast Guard Cutter Sherman. After having interdicted several illicit drug runners during the patrol, the mission altered when it was a revealed a fisherman was in need of medical services.
On a patrol that took the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sherman away from their families during the holiday season, the mission has never been so critical. Lives hang in the balance as they work to keep drugs from reaching the U.S. streets and ravaging Central America. In one day, the crew interdicted three drug runs seizing more than 6,613 pounds of cocaine with a wholesale price of $99 million.
Fourteen partner nations from across the world recently came together in Callao, Peru, to represent UNITAS 2014, the 55th annual multi-national maritime exercise. UNITAS is the longest-running exercise of its type in the world.
Master Chief Petty Officer Donald H. Horsley served the Coast Guard though 44 years of continuous service from age 17 to 62, enlisting Aug. 4, 1942. He served on active duty for 44 years, four months and 27 days. His career spanned three wars and saw service aboard 34 vessels.
Lt. j.g. Peter Deneen and his team practice searching for contraband during a training session at the International Maritime Interdiction Course. Photo courtesy of Lt. j.g. Peter Deneen In a span of 12 hours this spring, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sherman stopped two drug-trafficking attempts while patrolling the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The
Four crew members exit a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel prior to its sinking. The suspected smugglers were taken into custody by the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sherman. U.S. Coast Guard photo. For decades, the Coast Guard has been America’s first line of defense against drug trafficking on the high seas. Earlier this month, the crew
We are entering week five of the People’s Choice award for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. Every Monday, we are unveiling another batch of photos as we count down the top 40 of the more than 600 photos submitted. Below is the next set of photos… To vote, just click on the picture(s) below