Tag: Royal Navy

A ‘Royal’ relationship

Letter of Intent

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.

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

Crew of Rescue 193 at the GAPAN Annual Trophies and Awards Dinner, October 29, 2009, the Guildhall, London. From left to right: Chief Aircrewman Dave Rigg, Royal Navy, Captain Martyn Roskilly, Royal Marines, Lieutenant Sean Krueger, U.S. Coast Guard, Lieutenant Jon Hounsome, Royal Navy. (Photo courtesy of LT Sean Krueger) Being honored by British royalty

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