US Coast Guard Integrated Deepwater Systems

Dec 2, 2000
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Dec 2, 2000
58,590
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Easley South Carolina
From PIA Daily News:

Philippine Navy to welcome new flagship this year
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MANILA, May 16 (PIA) — The Philippine Navy will soon be saying goodbye to its 1943-built flagship “BRP Rajah Humabon”￾ and will say hello to the former United States’ Coast Guard vessel “Hamilton.”￾
More at http://www.pia.gov.ph/?m=1&t=1&id=32709

Comment: Yeah, she's 45 years old, but the rustbucket the former Hamilton is replacing is already on the wrong side of 67!
 
Dec 2, 2000
58,590
380
283
Easley South Carolina
Dec 2, 2000
58,590
380
283
Easley South Carolina
Dec 2, 2000
58,590
380
283
Easley South Carolina
Dec 2, 2000
58,590
380
283
Easley South Carolina
Dec 2, 2000
58,590
380
283
Easley South Carolina
Dec 2, 2000
58,590
380
283
Easley South Carolina
Dec 2, 2000
58,590
380
283
Easley South Carolina
From The Navy Times:

House panel rips Coast Guard for red tape
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Congressional patience with the Coast Guard’s bureaucracy is wearing thin. Lawmakers are growing increasingly frustrated with the service’s inability to provide up-to-date budget and fleet plans and mission studies, and are seeking to compel the completion of a plan to recapitalize the aged icebreaker fleet.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/06/coast-guard-budget-congress-062711w/
 
Dec 2, 2000
58,590
380
283
Easley South Carolina
Dec 2, 2000
58,590
380
283
Easley South Carolina
From Military.com:

Update From the Bridge of the Bertholf
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Greetings from the North Pacific Ocean.

As we approach the 90-day mark of Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf’s current patrol, the ship and crew continue to perform remarkably with morale high as we have now shifted gears from our living marine resource enforcement, Exclusive Economic Zone protection and search and rescue guard duties in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska these past few months to our latest tasking — Exercise Northern Edge 2011.
More at http://www.military.com/news/article/coast-guard-news/update-from-the-bridge-of-the-bertholf.html
 
Dec 2, 2000
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Easley South Carolina
From The Navy Times:

2 suspects try to ram gate at Coast Guard base
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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Police say two men in a stolen car rammed through the gate at the Coast Guard base in downtown Charleston after officers tried to pull them over.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/07/ap-2-suspects-try-to-ram-gate-at-coast-guard-base-070311/

Comment: Ramming the gate at a military base is hardly a brilliant move. It's not is if they won't look for you if they don't shoot you first.
 
Dec 2, 2000
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Easley South Carolina
From The World Maritime News:

Third US Coast Guard Vessel STRATTON Completes Sea Trials
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Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Stratton (WMSL 752), the company’s third U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC), successfully completed builder’s sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. The company’s latest NSC, built at Ingalls Shipbuilding, spent three full days at sea effectively testing all of the ship’s systems.
More at http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/22195