Article Category: Vessel Profile

Coast Guard Cutter Munro Deployed in Support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

Coast Guard Cutter Munro Deployed in Support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

The Legend-class U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro and its crew are currently deployed on a months-long mission in support of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, with plans to have exchanges and capacity-building exercises with partners and allies, and also patrol in the area. The cutter’s deployment to the Indo-Pacific theater aligns with the Integrated All-Domain Naval Power of the Naval Service. “An increased presence throughout the Indo-Pacific strengthens our alliances and partnerships through improved interoperability, which will enhance regional stability, promote rules-based order, and improve maritime governance and security in the region and globally,” said Vice Adm. Michael F. McAllister commander of the Coast Guard Pacific Area. The cutter’s mandate ranges from search and rescue to...

Coast Guard Cutter Stratton Returns from 100-Day Alaska Deployment

With its mission accomplished after a 105-day deployment to Alaska, as well as biannual shipboard training off the coast of San Diego, the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton returned in early June to its homeport of Alameda, California. During the deployment the crew of the Stratton, along with an MH-65 helicopter aircrew from Air Station Kodiak, patrolled the Bering Sea up to the ice edge of the Arctic, where they conducted two search and rescue missions in the Bering Sea. With support from the ship’s unmanned aircraft system, the crew also safeguarded Alaska’s multi-billion-dollar fishing industry with 15 fisheries law enforcement boardings, to ensure compliance with maritime laws. Their mission also protected the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone by patrolling the maritime boundary line to preven...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy Holds Change of Command Ceremony

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier, acting commander, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area and Defense Forces West, salutes Capt. Kenneth J. Boda during the Coast Guard Cutter Healy change of command ceremony aboard the cutter moored at Base Seattle, June 25. Boda relieved Capt. Mary Ellen J. Durley as Healy’s commanding officer during the ceremony.