Tag: Fast Response Cutter

Coast Guard launches first fast response cutter

CGC Bernard C. Webber

Earlier today, the first of the Coast Guard’s fast response cutters, Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber, entered the water  and now sits pier-side in Lockport, La. The initial entry of the new cutter into water marks the beginning of its journey towards operating in support of vital missions throughout the Caribbean Sea and Gulf

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Coast Guard update to the Surface Naval Association

Adm. Bob Papp

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp speaks at the 23rd annual national symposium of the Surface Naval Association. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. Yesterday, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp provided a Coast Guard update to the 23rd annual symposium of the Surface Naval Association. In his speech, Adm.

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Coast Guard Heroes: Joseph Napier

Station St. Joseph

This Compass series chronicles the first 14 heroes the Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters have been named for. These men and women, who stood the watch before us, lived extraordinary lives as they lit the way for sailors in times past, braved gunfire in times of war and rescued those in peril at sea. As Coast

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Coast Guard Heroes: Charles Walter David Jr.

Charles David Jr.

This Compass series chronicles the first 14 heroes the Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters have been named for. These men and women, who stood the watch before us, lived extraordinary lives as they lit the way for sailors in times past, braved gunfire in times of war and rescued those in peril at sea. As Coast

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Coast Guard Heroes

Pea Island Life-Saving Station crew

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” –Alexander Hamilton The Coast Guard’s history shines with such acts of bravery that the “father” of the Coast Guard Alexander Hamilton speaks of and these acts will forever be remembered as the Coast Guard’s new

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Recapitalization: The Fast Response Cutter

Fast Response Cutter

For more than two centuries, Coast Guard Cutters have patrolled America’s waterways, executing the service’s missions. In the coming months, the service will welcome a new generation of patrol boat to the fleet in the form of the Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter (FRC). The lead Sentinel-class FRC, the Bernard C. Webber, under construction at Bollinger

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Recapitalization of the fleet

Adm. Bob Papp

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp speaks about Coast Guard efforts to replace its aging surface assets at the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus Breakfast at the U.S. Capitol today. U.S. Coast Guard photo. During Haiti relief operations this past January, 10 of the 12 assigned Coast Guard cutters, or 83 percent, suffered significant mechanical problems that

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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 Security Cutters. According to Navy Times reporter Susan Schept, members of the subcommittee including Chairman Elijah

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