US Coast Guard Integrated Deepwater Systems

Dec 2, 2000
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Dec 2, 2000
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Easley South Carolina
Dec 2, 2000
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Easley South Carolina
Dec 2, 2000
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Easley South Carolina
From The Navy Times:

GAO: Deepwater program costs still unclear
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How much will the Coast Guard’s beleaguered Deepwater acquisition program cost, and what’s the timeline for getting new vessels and aircraft out to the fleet?

The service has pinned down neither a true cost nor schedule for the recapitalization plan, according to a report released Thursday, although cost increases and delays continue to plague the program.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/07/coast-guard-deepwater-program-report-072911w/
 
Dec 2, 2000
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Dec 2, 2000
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From The World Maritime News:

Ingalls-built US Coast Guard National Security Cutter Completes Sea Trials
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Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. announced the company’s third U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Stratton (WMSL 752), returned from sea after successfully completing acceptance sea trials. The ship spent two days in the Gulf of Mexico effectively testing all of its systems for the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).
More at http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/27465
 
Dec 2, 2000
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Dec 2, 2000
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From The Navy Times:

CG’s Deepwater program continues to flouder
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PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Nearly a decade into a 25-year, $24.2 billion overhaul intended to add or upgrade more than 250 vessels to its aging fleet, the Coast Guard has two new ships to show after spending $7 billion-plus.

Now it’s facing an uphill battle persuading a budget-conscious Congress to keep pouring money into a project plagued by management problems and cost overruns.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/08/ap-coast-guard-deepwater-program-flouders-082111/

Comment: With overaged equipment and ships in desperate need of replacement along with tightening budgets, this is the last thing the Coast Guard needs!
 
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From BYM:

USA. U.S. Coast Guard's second fast response cutter launched
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The U.S. Coast Guard’s second 154-foot fast response cutter, the Richard Etheridge, was launched at Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport, La., yesterday. This marks a significant milestone in the Coast Guard’s acquisition of the Sentinel-class patrol boats, which will replace the service’s legacy 110-foot patrol boats.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=90893
 
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From The Navy Newsstand:

Coast Guard Concludes Training Conference at Naval Station Newport
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NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- A contingent of 16 U.S. Coast Guard cutters from Boston departed Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport's Pier 2 Aug. 25 following the conclusion of the district's 2011 Operations, Training, and Readiness conference.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=62344
 
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From The Navy Times:

Feds have learned Katrina’s lessons, admiral says
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Coast Guard admiral leading the service’s post-Hurricane Irene response says he believes federal first responders have learned their lessons from Hurricane Katrina and now are far more prepared to react to disasters and coordinate relief efforts.

“I think we’re there,”￾ said Rear Adm. William Lee. “But this is the first real test of that.”￾
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/08/military-hurricane-irene-feds-have-learned-katrina-lessons-admiral-says-082711w/
 
Dec 2, 2000
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Easley South Carolina