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Historic exercise tests search and rescue capabilities in the Arctic

From left to right, multipurpose offshore patrol vessel ICGV Thor (Iceland), frigate HDMS Vaedderen (Denmark, medium river icebreaker CCGS Pierre Radisson (Canada), medium endurance U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Spencer, and offshore patrol vessel NOCGV Andenes (Norway) sail in formation during exercise "Arctic Guardian 2017." U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons.

The Arctic Coast Guard Forum consisting of members from Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Russian Federation and the United States coordinated an exercise to test search and rescue capabilities in the Arctic. The “Arctic Guardian 2017” exercises took place in Reykjavik, Iceland, testing cooperation, coordination, and communication across partner nations’ rescue coordination centers.

USCGC Escanaba Trains with Colombian and Honduran Navy

Escanaba Trains with the Colombian and Honduran Navy

The Honduran Patrol Vessel, Tegucigalpa, Colombian patrol boats, the Escanaba and its small boat conduct training exercises. U.S. Coast Guard photo by ENS Ray Chaisson Post Written by Ensign Ray T. Chaisson, USCGC Escanaba Public Affairs Officer  USCGC Escanaba (WMEC 907) USCGC Escanaba recently participated in a multilateral naval exercise with the Colombian and Honduran

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itCG – international drug bust, bird rescue, boaters rescued, oil spill mystery continues

Guardians detain personnel aboard a self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) captured in the Eastern Pacific off the coast of Central America. After finding the vessel was loaded with narcotics, Guardians seized the SPSS and detained the four crew members. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo) Click on the image to view more photos from the drug bust. Guardians from

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itCG-Cleveland rescue, piracy training, oil spill, survival at sea

Members of the Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team perform a vertical insertion on the U.S.S. Cape St. George, Oct. 21, 2009, as part of the Spartan Rings maritime security exercise. Click on image for more information and imagery on the Spartan Rings exercise. (U.S. Navy Photo) The Cleveland Browns were not the only ones

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itCG-Guardians head to American Samoa, international training exercise, CGC Legare returns to homeport

In response to the powerful earthquake and tsunami that has already claimed about 34 lives, the Coast Guard sent a C-130 plane to American Samoa to deliver aid and assess damage. The plane also transported American Samoa Gov. Togiola Tulafono, who was in Honolulu when disaster struck at home. Click here to watch a video

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itCG-Douglas Munro remembrance, missing swimmer found in restaurant, Canadian medevac

Guardians from Station Seattle, Aids to Navigation Team Puget Sound, Integrated Support Command Seattle, and District 13 offices along with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1373, gathered at the grave site of Signalmen 1st Class Douglas Munro on Friday to mark the 67th anniversary of his heroic actions while evacuating nearly 500 Marines during

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itCG-Panama Canal exercise, 42 rescued in three SAR cases, safety zone enforcement

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk and other U.S. Armed Forces along with some of its international counterparts gathered at Naval Station Mayport to hold Fuerza Aliadas Panamax, a multinational exercise focused on defending the Panama Canal. Although the exercise is annual, this is the first time the command and control efforts for the 30 ships, 12

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