A US ship fired warning shots after the fast-attack boats ignored radioed warnings and continued maneuvering near US forces at close range.
At one point, a large Iranian vessel crossed the bow of a US Coast Guard ship at an "unnecessarily close range," the US Navy said.
The US Navy says that four Iranian Iranian vessels harassed two US Coast Guard cutters in international waters in the Persian Gulf earlier this month.
The Biden administration has signaled that it places importance on elevating women in the armed forces.
Polar Star can still get the job done, but the 45-year-old ship is "definitely showing its age," its commanding officer said.
China's massive Coast Guard and a new law expanding what it can do have worried its neighbors, maybe none of them more so than Japan.
Three Cubans were rescued from a deserted Bahamas island by US Coast Guard on Wednesday. The group, whose boat had capsized, lived for 33 days mainly on rats and coconuts. They were taken to a US hospital, then transferred to ICE custody. Visit the Business section of Insider for more […]
Since April 2020, US Navy and Coast Guard ships and aircraft have been conducting enhanced counternarcotics operations. They work together closely, and Coast Guard snipers on Navy vessels are engaging suspected smugglers every day, the top US commander in the region says. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Nearly […]
US special-operations and law-enforcement units have specialised training to board ships at sea. Those skills aren’t exclusive to Navy SEALs, and as broader strategic competition grows, especially in the vast Pacific region, more of those units will have to put them to use. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star is on the first wintertime Arctic deployment by a Coast Guard cutter since 1982, reflecting the service’s ongoing effort to build capability and expand its presence in the region. “We’re going to head out there and just continue to present an overt presence and let […]
A search for a boat carrying 20 people from the Bahamas to Florida through the Bermuda Triangle has been suspended. The blue and white 29ft Mako Cuddy Cabin boat left Bimini in the Bahamas on Monday and was expected to arrive in Lake Worth Beach, Florida the following day, the […]
Polar Star, one of only two US polar icebreakers and the only one currently functional, sailed north of 72 degrees latitude on Christmas Day, a new wintertime record for the service. The milestone and Polar Star’s deployment come as the US scrambles to build more icebreakers, which are seen as […]
Tensions are rising between the US and rivals like Russia and China, both of which are fielding more advanced submarines that are cause for concern for the US Navy. The Coast Guard had an active role in hunting submarines during 20th-century conflicts, and while Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz says there […]
A fire in August left the US with one operational icebreaker, which the Coast Guard said in October would head to the Arctic this winter to protect “security in the region.” The US is scrambling to expand that icebreaker fleet, as are a number of other countries, including Russia, who […]
Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing poses an economic and security challenge around the world. China is the biggest offender, and US officials say the growing competition for ocean resources is a facet of the broader competition with Beijing – and one that could escalate. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
We got an inside look at what it’s like on the first day for new freshmen, known as “Swabs,” at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Day one marks the beginning of “Swab Summer,” a challenging seven-week basic training program all future cadets are required to […]
The Coast Guard and Michigan law enforcement are working to track down a pilot who flew under Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge in June. Coast Guardsmen on a nearby boat caught the incident and recorded it but could not identify the aircraft nor stop the act from occuring Federal aviation regulations require […]