US Coast Guard Asset Guide Updated 1/1/2014



USCG Asset Guide - A Desktop Reference Guide to the USCG for the Utility Radio Hobbyist

by M. Cleary with periodic updates by Larry Van Horn, Milcom MP Blog Master
Send updates to: mjc843@gmail.com, Last Updated: 1-1-2014
Photographs courtesy of the US Coast Guard unless otherwise indicated.

USCG Air Asset Guide




Aircraft Fleet List

Tail Type Homeplate Last Log Remarks
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101  C-37A CGAS Washington, D.C.  09-26-13
102  C-37A CGAS Washington, D.C.  10-21-13
1502  HC-130H CGAS Clearwater       11-22-13
1503  HC-130H CGAS Clearwater       12-26-13
1504  HC-130H CGAS Clearwater       12-06-11
1700  HC-130H7 CGAS Barbers Point 11-15-13
1701  HC-130H7 CGAS Sacramento    11-17-13
1702  HC-130H7 CGAS Sacramento    12-12-13
1703  HC-130H7 CGAS Sacramento    10-30-13
1704  HC-130H7 CGAS Kodiak          10-23-13
1706  HC-130H7 CGAS Clearwater  01-01-14
1707  HC-130H7 CGAS Kodiak         12-11-13
1708  HC-130H7 Unknown   05-31-13
1709  HC-130H7 CGAS Kodiak          06-21-12
1711  HC-130H7 Unknown   07-19-13
1712  HC-130H7 CGAS Clearwater          06-30-12
1713  HC-130H7 CGAS Kodiak  10-03-13
1714  HC-130H7 Unknown           08-18-12
1715  HC-130H7 CGAS Sacramento           10-23-13
1716  HC-130H7 CGAS Clearwater           12-11-13
1717  HC-130H7 CGAS Barbers Point         10-13-12
1718  HC-130H7 CGAS Clearwater           12-08-13
1719  HC-130H7 Unknown   10-25-13
1720  HC-130H7 CGAS Barbers Point         07-19-13
1721  HC-130H7 CGAS Clearwater         01-01-14
1790  HC-130H7 CGAS Kodiak                08-16-12
2001  HC-130J CGAS Elizabeth City    12-13-13
2002  HC-130J CGAS Elizabeth City    01-06-13  
2003  HC-130J CGAS Elizabeth City   12-03-13
2004  HC-130J CGAS Elizabeth City    12-07-13
2005  HC-130J CGAS Elizabeth City          11-22-13
2006  HC-130J CGAS Elizabeth City          12-07-13
2007  HC-130J  To be delivered in 2016
2008  HC-130J  To be delivered in 2016
2009  HC-130J  To be delivered in 2016
2102  HU-25D  ALC Elizabeth City  03-24-11
2105  HU-25D  CGAS Corpus Christi  12-13-13
2110  HU-25A  ALC Elizabeth City          03-01-10
2113  HU-25D  CGAS Corpus Christi          11-19-13
2114  HU-25D  CGAS Corpus Christi          09-11-13
2120  HU-25A  ATC Mobile                02-16-10
2121  HU-25A  ATC Mobile   11-09-11
2127  HU-25A  ATC Mobile   08-25-11
2128  HU-25D  ALC Elizabeth City            05-03-11
2131  HU-25C+ ALC Elizabeth City  06-01-11
2134  HU-25A  ATC Mobile   03-06-09
2135  HU-25C+ CGAS Cape Cod         04-05-13 
2301  HC-144A  CGAS Cape Cod  12-29-13
2302 HC-144A  CGAS Miami      12-05-13
2303 HC-144A  CGAS Cape Cod  12-06-13
2304 HC-144A  CGAS Miami   01-01-14
2305 HC-144A  CGAS Miami   12-31-13
2306 HC-144A  CGAS Miami   12-20-13
2307 HC-144A  ATC Mobile   12-20-13
2308 HC-144A  CGAS Miami   11-22-13
2309 HC-144A  CGAS Miami   10-03-13
2310 HC-144A  ATC Mobile    11-21-13
2311 HC-144A  ATC Mobile    12-21-13 
2312 HC-144A  ATC Mobile   12-13-13
2313 HC-144A  CGAS Cape Cod  12-10-13
2314 HC-144A  ATC Mobile   12-13-13
2315 HC-144A  ATC Mobile    12-12-13
2316 HC-144A  To be delivered in 2014
2317 HC-144A  To be delivered in 2014
6001  MH-60T  ATC Mobile   12-13-13
6002  MH-60T  CGAS Cape Cod             12-21-13
6003  MH-60T  CGAS Kodiak           10-25-13
6004  MH-60T  CGAS Cape Cod              10-09-13
6005  MH-60T  CGAS Kodiak                 01-09-13
6006  MH-60T  CGAS Kodiak   04-06-13
6007  MH-60T  ATC Mobile             12-20-13
6008  MH-60T  CGAS Clearwater          12-24-13
6009  MH-60T  CGAS Clearwater           12-13-13
6010  MH-60T  CGAS Kodiak      02-06-13
6011  MH-60T  CGAS Clearwater  09-01-12
6012  MH-60T  CGAS Elizabeth City   12-28-13
6013  MH-60T  East Coast   03-11-12
6014  MH-60T  CGAS Clearwater  12-31-13
6015  MH-60T  Unknown    12-21-13
6016  MH-60T  CGAS Clearwater  12-26-13
6018  MH-60T  CGAS Clearwater  12-26-13
6019  MH-60T  CGAS Clearwater             11-13-13
6021  MH-60T  CGAS Clearwater             12-21-13
6022  MH-60T  CGAS Clearwater   12-06-13
6023  MH-60T  CGAS Clearwater  11-22-13
6024  MH-60T  ALC Elizabeth City            05-30-13
6025  MH-60T  CGAS Clearwater          10-12-12
6026  MH-60T  ATC Mobile   11-13-13
6027  MH-60T  CGAS Clearwater  12-13-13
6029  MH-60T  CGAS Astoria        10-09-13
6030  MH-60T  CGAS Sitka   01-18-13
6031  MH-60T  CGAS Elizabeth City  12-13-13
6032  MH-60T  CGAS San Diego             12-21-12
6033  MH-60T  CGAS San Diego             10-10-13
6034  MH-60T  CGAS Sitka          03-03-13
6035  MH-60T  CGAS Astoria          10-03-13
6036  MH-60T  CGAS Clearwater          12-20-13
6037  MH-60T  CGAS Cape Cod          12-20-13
6038  MH-60T  CGAS Sitka    03-18-13
6039  MH-60T  ATC Mobile           12-07-13
6040  MH-60T  CGAS Elizabeth City   10-09-13
6041  MH-60T  CGAS San Diego          08-16-12
6042  MH-60T  CGAS Cape Cod          11-11-13
6043 MH-60T  CGAS Elizabeth City  10-29-13
6044  MH-60T  CGAS Kodiak   10-09-13
6045  MH-60T  CGAS Elizabeth City   12-08-13
6501  MH-65D  CGAS Port Angeles   10-02-13
6502  MH-65C  CGAS San Francisco  05-26-12
6503  MH-65D  CGAS Kodiak   01-15-13
6504  MH-65C  HITRON Jacksonville  10-05-12
6506  MH-65C  HITRON Jacksonville  08-24-12
6507  MH-65D  CGAS Atlantic City  05-29-13
6508  MH-65D  CGAS Houston           04-19-13
6509  MH-65C  CGAS Detroit   10-15-13
6510  MH-65C  Unknown   03-23-13
6511  MH-65C  CGAS Miami   10-11-12
6512  MH-65C  HITRON Jacksonville  10-03-13
6513  MH-65C  Poss. HITRON Jacksonville   05-15-12
6514  MH-65D  CGAS Atlantic City           04-05-13
6515  MH-65C  CGAS San Francisco  05-01-13
6516  MH-65D  CGAS Savannah  12-06-13
6517  MH-65D  CGAS Atlantic City  04-05-13
6518  MH-65D  CGAS Port Angeles  10-03-13
6519  MH-65D  CGAS North Bend  09-15-12
6520  MH-65D  CGAS Houston  09-14-13
6521  MH-65C  CGAS Borinquen  11-18-09
6522  MH-65D  CGAS Atlantic City  12-07-13
6524  MH-65D  CGAS North Bend  11-10-11
6525  MH-65C  HITRON Jacksonville         07-23-12
6526  MH-65C  CGAS San Francisco         12-21-12
6527  MH-65C  CGAS Traverse City  12-25-13
6528  MH-65C  HITRON Jacksonville  03-26-12
6529  MH-65D  CGAS Kodiak   05-07-13
6530  MH-65D  CGAS Savannah  12-01-13
6531  MH-65C  CGAS San Francisco  03-19-13
6532  MH-65C  CGAS Detroit   12-06-13
6533  MH-65C  CGAS Houston               11-09-13
6534  MH-65C  CGAS Detroit          12-26-13
6536  MH-65D  ATC Mobile            08-28-12
6537  MH-65D  CGAS North Bend  04-20-12
6538  MH-65C  CGAS Houston  11-02-12
6539  MH-65C  HITRON Jacksonville  09-26-13
6540  MH-65C  CGAS New Orleans  08-28-12
6542  MH-65C  CGAS Savannah              04-23-13
6543  MH-65D  CGAS Atlantic City  04-05-13
6544  MH-65C  CGAS Kodiak           10-09-13
6545  MH-65C  Unknown   04-02-13
6547  MH-65C  CGAS Astoria  10-09-13
6548  MH-65D  Unknown   03-21-13
6550  MH-65D  CGAS Savannah  11-24-13
6551  MH-65D  CGAS North Bend  08-02-12
6552  MH-65D  HITRON Jacksonville  09-13-13
6553  MH-65C  CGAS Corpus Christi  03-02-12
6554  MH-65C  HITRON Jacksonville  09-15-12
6555  MH-65D  CGAS Savannah             11-21-13
6556  MH-65C  CGAS New Orleans  12-21-12
6557  MH-65C  ATC Mobile   10-27-12
6558  MH-65D  CGAS Houston  04-13-13
6559  MH-65D  CGAS Houston  04-19-13
6560  MH-65C  Unknown           07-25-12
6561  MH-65C  Unknown   01-05-13
6562  MH-65D  CGAS Savannah   12-01-13
6563  MH-65C  CGAS Borinquen            05-03-12
6564  MH-65C  Unknown                 11-20-13
6565  MH-65C  Unknown         03-07-13
6566  MH-65C  CGAS Borinquen       01-16-13
6567  MH-65C  HITRON Jacksonville         03-22-13
6568  MH-65C  CGAS Humboldt Bay          08-24-11
6569  MH-65C  CGAS Humboldt Bay  09-13-13
6570  MH-65C  CGAS Miami               10-29-13
6571  MH-65C  CGAS Barbers Point          03-13-12
6572  MH-65C  CGAS Los Angeles          09-21-13
6573  MH-65C  CGAS Humboldt Bay  09-28-12
6574  MH-65C  East Coast            12-28-12
6575  MH-65C  East Coast   12-06-13
6576  MH-65C  CGAS New Orleans          01-31-13
6577  MH-65C  Unknown           10-12-12
6578  MH-65C  CGAS Houston  06-30-10
6579  MH-65C  CGAS Borinquen             10-03-13
6580  MH-65C  CGAS Barbers Point          10-10-13
6581  MH-65D  Unknown   10-31-12
6582  MH-65C  CGAS Borinquen  11-16-12
6583  MH-65C  CGAS Los Angeles  11-16-12
6584  MH-65C  CGAS Miami   10-10-13
6585  MH-65C  CGAS Los Angeles          11-31-12
6586  MH-65D  CGAS Atlantic City  11-16-12
6587  MH-65D  CGAS Atlantic City            02-17-13
6588  MH-65C  CGAS Atlantic City         02-03-11
6589  MH-65C  CGAS Detroit   03-22-13
6590  MH-65D  CGAS Atlantic City          09-21-13
6591  MH-65D  CGAS Atlantic City  02-02-13
6592  MH-65C  CGAS Detroit   10-29-13
6593  MH-65D  CGAS Atlantic City   12-13-13
6594  MH-65C  HITRON Jacksonville  07-14-10
6595  MH-65C  Unknown   11-23-12
6596  MH-65C  CGAS Kodiak   03-25-11
6597  MH-65C  Unknown   04-28-11
6598  MH-65C  CGAS Traverse City  12-08-11
6599 MH-65D  CGAS Kodiak   07-26-12
6601 MH-65C  ALC Elizabeth City  08-14-09
6602 MH-65C  ALC Elizabeth City  08-14-09
6603 MH-65C  CGAS Houston  03-07-13
6604 MH-65C  CGAS Savannah  05-13-13
6605 MH-65C  CGAS New Orleans  12-24-13
6606 MH-65C  CGAS Miami   02-10-13
6607 MH-65C  CGAS Miami   06-25-13
6608 MH-65C  CGAS Miami   10-09-13
 
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HC-130 Long Range Search Aircraft



Range: 4100 (H), 5500 (J) NM
Endurance: 14 (H), 21(J) Hours
Crew: 2 (O), 5 (E)

HC-130 aircraft provide long-range air coverage over the entire Coast Guard area of responsibility. The primary role of these aircraft is to meet the long range maritime patrol requirements that cannot be accomplished by the medium range surveillance (MRS) CASA aircraft. The LRS additionally provide heavy air transport for Deployable Operations Group teams.

When the modernization and recapitalization project is complete, the LRS fleet will include a total of 22 fully missionized HC-130Js and some upgraded HC-130Hs with new center wing boxes.

The Coast Guard is improving the material condition and capability of 16 legacy HC-130H aircraft. New (SELEX) active electronically scanned array radar is replacing the APS-137 radar. The new radar is more reliable and capable than the legacy system. The aircraft will also receive new DF-430 direction-finding radio equipment. The new direction finder will use the international standard 406MHz distress beacon technology. Later modernization projects will include upgrades to the aircraft obsolete avionics and cockpit display suites as well as structural enhancements to extend the operational lives of the aircraft.
  
The HC-130H fleet is equipped with a Forward-Looking Infrared/Electro-Optical/Low-Light TV (FLIR/EO/LLTV) turret-mounted camera system. This system provides a 360-degree field-of-view and high-resolution software magnification allowing use at standoff ranges.  In addition, a DAMA-compatible MILSATCOM receiver is installed. The FLIR/EO/LLTV interfaces with the HC-130H's radar, allowing automatic direction of the FLIR system, reducing the operator workload for the tactical sensor operator.

The first missionized HC-130J was delivered on January 24, 2008. HC-130J modifications include: the proven multimode EDO EL/M 2022A(V)3 maritime surface search radar, mounted beneath the plane’s fuselage, and a nose-mounted APN- 241 weather radar, the electro-optical/infrared- FLIR Systems Star Safire III, DF- 430 UHF/VHF Direction Finder System, and SAAB Transponder Tech AB R4A Airborne Automatic Identification System (AIS).

In July 2010, a defense authorization bill provided money for the Navy to purchase and transfer two HC-130Js for the Coast Guard.

Three HC-130J’s were ordered in 2012 for delivery in 2016 at a cost of $218 million.


HC-144A Ocean Sentry Medium Range Search Aircraft



Speed: 236 kts
Range: Up to 1,500-2,300 NM
Endurance: 8.7 Hours
Crew: 5 -- 2 (O), 3 (E)
Sensors: ISAR Radar, EO/IR, SEI, AIS equipped
Cost per unit: $33.5 million
Planned Quantity: 36

This fixed-wing turbo prop aircraft provides invaluable on-scene loitering capabilities and perform various missions, including maritime patrol, law enforcement, Search and Rescue (SAR), disaster response, and cargo & personnel transport. The Mission System Pallet is a roll-on, roll-off suite of electronic equipment that enables the aircrew to compile data from the aircraft's multiple integrated sensors and transmit and receive both classified "Secret"-level and unclassified information to other assets, including surface vessels, other aircraft, local law enforcement and shore facilities. With multiple voice and data communications capabilities, including UHF/VHF, HF, and Commercial Satellite Communications (SATCOM), the HC-144A will be able to contribute to a Common Tactical Picture (CTP) and Common Operating Picture (COP) through a networked Command and Control (C2) system that provides for data sharing via SATCOM. The aircraft is also equipped with a vessel Automatic Identification System, direction finding equipment, a surface search radar, an Electro-Optical/ Infra-Red system, and Electronic Surveillance Measures equipment to improve situational awareness and responsiveness.

The MRS will be the second logistical workhorse for the fleet (with the LRS), with the ability to conduct Air Transport for smaller personnel and parts loads around the U.S. and Caribbean basin.


HU-25 Guardian



Speed: 460 kts
Range: 2,250 NM
Endurance: Hours
Crew: 2 (O), 3 (E)
Sensors: ISAR Radar, EO/IR, SEI

The HU-25 Guardian is an American-built variant of the Dassault-Breguet Falcon 20 light-transport jet. A total of forty-one HU-25 jets were purchased by the USCG. At a later date, eight HU-25As were modified to the HU-25B standard and were equipped with the AIREYE surveillance system to detect pollution. Again, at a later date, an additional nine HU-25As were modified into the HU-25C Guardian Interceptor. These HU-25Cs were equipped with the AN/APG-66 Airborne Intercept Radar and were used in the drug interdiction role.

In 2000, the USCG began a series of upgrades to the HU-25 fleet. The upgrades produced two new variants; the HU-25C+ and the HU-25D. The HU-25C+ incorporates a variety of sensor upgrades. The AN/APG-66 was upgraded to an improved version providing greater detection range while reducing weight. In addition, a new Forward-Looking Infrared/Electro-Optical/Low-Light TV (FLIR/EO/LLTV) provides a "wide-angle search, detection, classification, and identification" capability. This upgrade also incorporates a Tactical Work Station (TWS) similar to that on the HC-130H. The HU-25D was developed from the HU-25A. The HU-25A's AN/APS-127 radar was replaced with the AN/APS-143(V) Inverse Synthetic-Aperture Radar (ISAR) system. In addition, the HU-25D includes the same FLIR/EO/LLTV turret as the HU-25C+ and also incorporates the Tactical Work Station. A total of six HU-25Ds will remain in service.

The FY02 budget funded 17 operational airframes. Funding was provided to convert 6 HU-25A models to HU-25D models and all HU-25Cs were converted to HU-25C+ models. A May 2003 press release stated there were 9 C+ models and 6 D models active.

The Coast Guard plans to operate the HU-25 until 2014, but began phasing them out in 2009.


MH-60T Medium Range Recovery Helicopter



The revised Deepwater implementation plan retains and upgrades the Coast Guard’s existing fleet of HH-60s rather than acquire new MRR replacement aircraft. The original Deepwater baseline had notionally selected the smaller AB-139 as the MRR. This aircraft was determined to be unsuitable to meet the post 9/11 Airborne Use of Force and Vertical Insertion/Vertical Delivery mission requirements. Plans call for 42 aircraft.

MH-60J Project:

The HH-60 was modernized with improved avionics and a new T700 turbine power plant. The hardened HH-60s received an Airborne Use of Force (AUF) package that provides the capability to fire warning and disabling shots from the air while providing for crew protection from small arms fire. When deployed from a Coast Guard flight deck-equipped cutter, this gives the cutter the ability to apply force against a maritime target up to 400NM away. The MRR additionally provides a Vertical Insertion and Vertical Delivery capability – the ability to deliver a 6-person interagency counter-terrorism or response team 200NM from a US shore or a Coast Guard flight deck equipped cutter.

MH-60T Project:

The MH-60T project was developed to enhance the multi-mission capabilities of the HH-60 aircraft. This project includes a number of upgrades to improve reliability and mission performance while also adding new capabilities such as the Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Sensor System (ESS) and Airborne Use Force (AUF) package.

The ESS, manufactured by FLIR Systems Inc. provides aircrews with enhanced search capabilities to locate, identify, and track surface targets day or night.

Among the upgrades, Rockwell Collins’ Common Avionics Architecture System provides fully integrated flight and mission management capabilities. Using five multi-function display screens, aircrews can display radar and forward-looking-infrared data, monitor the Traffic Collision Avoidance System and view imagery fed into the cockpit from the rescue hoist camera. Enhanced radar and optical sensors also contribute to an improved common operating picture and maritime domain awareness.

The AUF package increases the MH-60T’s capability by equipping it with a 7.62mm machine gun to fire warning shots and a .50 caliber long range rifle for precise targeting, such as disabling outboard engines. The package also provides ballistic armor for aircrew protection and upgraded communications systems for better interoperability.

The first MH-60T, CG 6027, completed modifications at ALC in December 2007. The program is expected to be complete by 2020 at a cost of $451 million.

USN SH-60F frames 164445 and 164804 are to/have become CG 6044 and 6045 respectively.


MH-65 C/D/E Multi-Mission Cutter Helicopter (MCH)



The H-65 Short Range Recovery helicopter was introduced to the U.S. Coast Guard in the mid-1980s, and is currently expected to remain in service through 2025.

The Coast Guard began the MCH Project in 2004 with the intent to increase, recapitalize and modernize its aging fleet of H-65 aircraft. The MCH Project grows the fleet by seven aircraft and provides the H-65 with a service life extension by replacing obsolete components with new technology–a digital Automatic Flight Control System, an integrated flight deck with sensor display screens, and a robust and effective C4ISR suite.

The program is broken up into six Discrete Segments:

Discrete Segment 1 (H-65/MCH Phase I)
In response to safety and reliability concerns, this segment focused on replacing the LTS 101 engines with Turbomeca Arriel 2C2CG engines and associated components. Re-engined aircraft are designated HH-65C. Other improvements include strengthened landing gear, a new 10-bladed tail rotor and drive shaft that will allow the HH-65 to move horizontally to the left or right at 70 knots.

Discrete Segment 2 (National Capital Region Air Defense)
This segment provides a NCRAD mission capability mandated by DHS by increasing the fleet size from 95 to 102 aircraft. The Coast Guard’s role in the mission is to conduct helicopter operations in the National Capital Region to identify and intercept aircraft operating within the Washington, D.C. area.

Discrete Segment 3 (Airborne Use of Force)
This segment provides the Coast Guard with an organic Airborne Use of Force (AUF) capability provided in AUF packages. The A-kit includes night vision goggle/infrared-compatible formation flying lights and cockpit displays, and an upgraded hailing system, mounts and internal stowage for ammunition and weapons. The AUF B-kit adds ballistic armor for aircrew protection, one M240 7.62mm general purpose machine gun and one RC50 .50 cal. precision rifle. The B-kit also provides a pilot’s head-up display, night vision optics and a Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensor.

The project also adds new communications systems –such as the AN/ARC-210 military satellite communications radio, AN/ARC-220 high frequency Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) radio, and the RT5000 multi-band radio, which connects an aircrew with federal, state & local law enforcement agencies and emergency services. The MCHs also will have a DF-430 direction finding system.

The new designation following these upgrades is MH-65C.

The MH-65C will additionally provide a Vertical Insertion and Vertical Delivery capability – the ability to deliver a 3-person interagency response team 50NM from shore or a Coast Guard flight deck-equipped cutter.

Discrete Segment 4 (H-65/MCH Phase II)
This segment will build upon the MH-65C configuration developed during Discrete Segment 3 and addresses obsolete aircraft “safety of flight” subsystems that are no longer economically supportable. The improvements include the replacement of the navigation system and six aircraft gyros with a dual digital embedded GPS/inertial navigation system aircraft will be designated MH-65D.

Flight testing on the first MH-65D, CG 6543, began in March at the Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, N.C. The MH-65D features a new flight navigation system which replaces the current compass, directional, yaw rate gyro systems, and GPS system. Initial Operating Capacity is expected to be reached during the 3rd quarter of FY10.

Discrete Segment 5 (Aircraft Ship Integrated Secure and Traverse)
In 2004, the Coast Guard decided that the Deepwater program, would be constructed with the ASIST system built by Indal Technologies, Inc. This discrete segment develops one prototype and nine additional ASIST-equipped H-65s that are compatible with the National Security Cutter for shipboard helicopter operations.

Discrete Segment 6 (H-65/MCH Phase III)
This segment is currently the final planned phase for H-65 upgrades. It addresses the remaining aircraft subsystem obsolescence issues and provides further enhanced capabilities, including replacement of the analog automatic flight control system with a digital system, a digital “glass” cockpit using common rotary wing avionics architecture, and digital weather radar. Following this upgrade, the aircraft will be designated as MH-65E. The MH-65E upgrades are scheduled for 2014.


C-37 Gulfstream V



Speed: 459 kts
Range: 6,500NM
Pax: 19

A single VC-37A aircraft is assigned to Reagan National Airport to serve as a long-range command and control aircraft that can be used to provide transportation for high-level Coast Guard and Homeland Security officials. It is capable of nonstop flight to any location in the United States. It is known as Coast Guard 01 or 101. CG 01 is the only ACARS equipped CG aircraft and uses the ident "1".

The USCG leased another Gulfstream V in September 2011 after returning their C-143A.


Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Program

The Coast Guard has developed a UAS acquisition strategy to acquire both low-altitude, cutter-based, tactical UASs and mid-altitude, land-based, long range UASs. The UAS acquisition strategy emphasizes commonality with existing DHS and DoD programs.

In November 2008, the Coast Guard experimented with dry-fitting the Navy’s RQ-8 Fire Scout aboard the NSC. The tests, which did not involve launch and recovery from the cutter’s flight deck, showed that an unmanned aircraft could be loaded, moved, and hangared aboard the NSC.

In 2008, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Coast Guard established a Joint Program Office to coordinate maritime land-based UAS policy and operations. In 2009, CBP acquired its first maritime-variant Predator UAS, the MQ-9 Guardian. Coast Guard and CBP flight crews have jointly operated the Guardian at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., and Corpus Christi, Texas, since 2010.

For cutter-based UAS solutions, the Coast Guard is monitoring the U.S. Navy’s ship-based UAS program. While awaiting progression on the major system acquisition, the Coast Guard is pursuing a non-major acquisition of a small UAS for the NSC as an interim, cost-effective UAS capability. To support this strategy, the Coast Guard plans to conduct technical demonstrations of the ScanEagle aboard an NSC during 2012 and 2013.
  
Aircraft Crashes & Accidents
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(Since 1993)

MH-65C # 6535 crashed in Mobile Bay, AL on February 28th, 2012 while conducting a night training mission.

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July 7, 2010 - MH-60T # 6017 en route from Astoria, Oregon to Sitka, Alaska crashed into the water off James Island, WA at 9:32 a.m. after striking power lines with it's tail.

Three of four crewmembers were killed.

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April 29, 2010 - MH-65C # 6581 from CGAS Humboldt Bay crashed at the airport in Arcata at 10:55 a.m. The crew was conducting a training mission at the time of the incident.

All three aviators walked away from the incident.

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April 20, 2010 - HH-65C # 6523 crashed during a nighttime training evolution in southern Lake Huron at approximately 9:45 p.m. The helicopter crew was conducting nighttime hoist training with Station Port Huron when the aircraft crashed into the water.

All three crew members were able to safely exit the helicopter and were recovered by the crew of a Station Port Huron 41-foot utility boat.

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March 3, 2010 - MH-60T # 6028 crashed 40 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah at 10:30am.

The helicopter was returning from the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. The aircraft refueled in Salt Lake City and planned on flying to Colorado it went down in the snow.

All five people on board survived the crash.

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November 17, 2009 - HU-25 # 2139 suffered a collapsed nose landing gear while landing at Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum, Colorado.

The Corpus Christi based aircraft had been conducting a training flight in the area. Upon landing, the crew noticed an abnormal vibration before the nose landing gear collapsed causing the aircraft to skid down the runway. The crew deployed a dragchute, which helped the Falcon decelerate and come to a stop 500 feet from the end of the runway.

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October 29, 2009 - HC-130H # 1705 collided with a Marine helicopter and crashed into the ocean 15 miles east of San Clemente Island off the coast of San Diego.

The Sacramento based aircraft was searching for an overdue 12-foot pleasure craft when there was a collision with a Marine Corps AH-1 Cobra helicopter at 1915 Pacific local time.

The seven man crew perished.

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September 4th, 2008 - HH-65C # 6505 crashed approximately five miles south of Honolulu International Airport.

The helicopter's crew had just completed search and rescue drills with a 47-foot motor lifeboat from Station Honolulu when it went down at 8:15 p.m. The Coast Guard was notified by the FAA and immediately launched a C-130 search plane from Air Station Barbers Point.

A crew on board an inbound Air Force C-17 to Honolulu International saw the Coast Guard helicopter go down and circled the site until a rescue boat from the Honolulu Fire Department could get on scene.

The four man crew perished.

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June 28, 2006 - HC-130H # 1710 suffered damage during landing on St. Paul Island, in the Bering Sea. The Kodiak based aircraft was on a logistics mission, transporting equipment. After the aircraft touched down, it departed the left side of the runway, damaging the right wing and separating one of the four propellers. The aircraft came to rest 50 yards left of the runway. There were no reported injuries to the nine Coast Guard personnel on board the aircraft.

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February 11, 2006 - HH-65B # 6546 from CGAS Humboldt Bay crashed into the surf off Eureak, CA while rescuing several persons in the water. The crew survived without injury. The helo washed ashore.

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December 8, 2004 - HH-60J # 6020 from CGAS Kodiak was evacuating crewmembers off the grounded Malaysian freighter Selendang Ayu off Unalaska Island when it was engulfed by a huge wave of water. The engines flamed out and the helicopter fell into the sea. An HH-65 rescued the three Coast Guard aviators, who were wearing survival suits, and one of the crewmen. After transporting the four crash survivors to Dutch Harbor, the HH-65 returned to hoist the 6020 rescue swimmer and Selendang Ayu master from the bow section of the sinking vessel.

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June 8, 1997 - HH-65A # 6549 from CGAS Humboldt Bay was responding to a sailing vessel taking on water at night in poor weather conditions and high seas. It is believed that the aircraft impacted the water while attempting to make an approach to the vessel. The four man crew perished.

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July 12, 1994 - HH-65A # 6541 from CGAS Humboldt Bay was responding to a grounded sailing vessel. It was dark and the weather was poor as the crew attempted to descend through the fog to assist the vessel in distress. The helicopter impacted the side of a cliff and the entire four man crew was lost.

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August 31, 1993 - HH-65A # 6594 from CGAS Brooklyn was delivering aids to navigation personnel and equipment to the Ambrose light tower. The helicopter landed short of the elevated helipad. The left main gear struck the edge of the pad, resulting in a rollover. The aircraft fell to the sea 100 feet below. Both pilots perished in the accident.

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USCG Surface Asset Guide

Legend Class National Security Cutter (NSC/WMSL)



Length: 418 feet
Speed: 28 kts
Displacement: 4,300 tons
Range: 12,000 nautical miles
Propulsion: CODAG (Combined Diesel and Gas) 1 Gas Turbine, 2 Diesels/Bow Thruster
Endurance: 60 Days
Aircraft: (2) MH-60/MH-65 helicopters or (4) VUAV unmanned aircraft
Boats: (2) Long Range Interceptors operating up to 200 miles away from NSC and (1) Short Range Prosecutor
Crew (max): 18 Officers, 106 Enlisted
Armament: 57mm gun and MK 160 Gun Fire Control System, Close-In Weapons System with a SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare System, cruise-missile defenses with countermeasures consisting of SRBOC/NULKA chaff and rapid decoy launcher and Specific Emitter Identification (SEI) Sensor System that identifies other boats by their unique noise and radio waves. Will also include CBR defense capabilities. Four .50 cal machine guns also.

Cost per unit: $355 million
Planned Quantity: 6-8 cutters

Hull             Name           INT. C/S    Homeport Remarks
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WMSL 750 Bertholf  NBCQ  Alameda, CA
WMSL 751 Waesche   Alameda, CA
WMSL 752 Stratton  NHTC  Alameda, CA
WMSL 753  Hamilton    Charleston, SC
WMSL 754  James
WMSL 755  Munro
WMSL 756  Kimball
WMSL 757
 
The NSC was designed to be the flagship of the fleet – capable of meeting all maritime security mission needs.The NSC contributes to Intelligence Collection/Information Sharing through a sophisticated S/SCIF, SEI sensors and increased data exchange bandwidth. The NSC’s Deepwater and DoD interoperability capabilities are enhanced with DHS- and local responderinteroperable radio communications.

The NSC flight deck will accommodate all variants of DHS and DoD HH-60 helicopters to provide enhanced interoperability with interagency and inter-service counter-terrorism teams.

The NSC will now be fully integrated with the National Distress Response Modernization Program, known as RESCUE 21, which will provide the port commanders with real-time tracking of the NSC and seamless Common Operational Picture/MDA data sharing, including the Automated Identification System (AIS). The NSC Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection suite will include underwater sonar that will allow the cutter to scan ports, approaches, facilities and high-value assets for underwater, minelike devices and detect swimmers.

The cutter’s small arms mounts will be remote operated and fully integrated with the cutter’s radar and infrared sensors such that the cutter and high-value assets under its protection can be protected from a USS COLE-like incident.

The Maritime Security Capabilities allow cutter’s weapons and command and control suite to be upgraded and hardened to better survive potential terrorist incidents and process increased data flow. This will include SRBOC/NULKA missile defense system with CIWS, SLQ-32, and a medium caliber deck gun (57MM) that will provide the ability to stop rogue merchant vessels far from shore. An integrated CBRNE Detection and Defense capability allows the NSC to remain on scene and operate in Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) scenarios.


Hamilton Class High-Endurance Cutter



Length: 378 feet
Speed: 29 kts
Displacement: 3,300 tons
Range: 9,000 nautical miles
Propulsion: CODAG (Combined Diesel and Gas) 2 Gas Turbines, 2 Diesels
Aircraft: 1 MH-65
Crew: 167
Years Built: 1967-1972

Armament: 76mm gun, 1 20mm Phalanx CIWS, cruise-missile defenses with countermeasures consisting of 2 SRBOC chaff and rapid decoy launchers. Two .50 caliber machine guns, 2 25mm Bushmaster guns.

Remarks: Large frigate-like patrol ships, intended for open-ocean, long-range operations. Equipped with SIPRNET. The 378-foot cutters typically operate 185 days away from home port per year. USCGC Muno is slated to change homeport to Kodiak in 2007.

Hull Name INT. C/S Homeport Remarks
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WHEC 717  Mellon   NMEL Seattle, WA
WHEC 719  Boutwell   NYCQ Alameda, CA  
WHEC 720  Sherman   NMMJ Alameda, CA    
WHEC 721  Gallatin   NJOR Charleston, SC  To decom 3/14
WHEC 722  Morgenthau NDWA Alameda, CA
WHEC 723  Rush   NLVS  Honolulu, HI  To decom
WHEC 724  Munro   NGDF Kodiak, AK
WHEC 726  Midgett   NHWR Seattle, WA

 
Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC/WMSM)



Length: 320-360 feet
Displacement: 3,200 Tons
Speed: 22-25 kts
Range: 7,500 nautical miles
Propulsion: 4 Diesels
Endurance: 45 Days
Aircraft: 1 MH-65
Boats: 2 LRI or 2 SRP
Crew: 16 Officers, 75 Enlisted
Armament: 57mm gun, MK15 CIWS, SLQ-32, SRBOC/NULKA
Number planned: 25

OPC will feature increased range and endurance (60–90 day patrol cycles); more powerful weapons; larger flight decks; chem-bio & radiological environmental hazard detection and defense; and improved C4ISR equipment. The cutters will be equipped with air and surface search radars and target classification sensors. The cutters’ mission influence will be extended by aircraft and a new generation of cutter boats.

The WMSM cutters will have stern ramp to accommodate small boat launch and recovery in higher sea states than conventional davit systems aboard legacy cutters. The new generation of cutter boats, including the Long Range Interceptor and Short Range Prosecutor, improve a cutter crew’s over-the-horizon and local force protection capabilities.


Famous Class Medium-Endurance Cutter



Length: 270 feet
Speed: 19 kts
Displacement: 1,800 tons
Range: 12,000 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels
Aircraft: 1 MH-65 helicopter
Crew: 100
Years Built: 1983-1991
Armament: 76mm gun, cruise-missile defenses with countermeasures consisting of 2 SRBOC chaff and rapid decoy launchers and SLQ-32 EW system. Two .50 caliber machine guns.

Remarks: Multipurpose cutters designed for general patrol duties; fitted with a telescoping helicopter hangar. Designed for 14-day patrols, they are commonly forced to carry out 90-day patrols in the Caribbean. Equipped with ALE & SIPRNET.

Hull Name INT. C/S Homeport Remarks
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WMEC 901  Bear  NRKN  Portsmouth, VA
WMEC 902  Tampa  NIKL  Portsmouth, VA 
WMEC 903  Harriet Lane NHNC  Portsmouth, VA 
WMEC 904  Northland  NLGF  Portsmouth, VA  
WMEC 905  Spencer  NWHE  Boston, MA  
WMEC 906  Seneca  NFMK  Boston, MA  
WMEC 907  Escanaba  NNAS  Boston, MA  
WMEC 908  Tahoma  NCBE  Kittery, ME 
WMEC 909  Campbell  NRDC  Kittery, ME  
WMEC 910  Thetis  NYWL  Key West, FL
WMEC 911  Forward  NICB  Portsmouth, VA  
WMEC 912  Legare  NRPM  Portsmouth, VA   
WMEC 913  Mohawk  NRUF  Key West, FL  


Reliance Class Medium-Endurance Cutter



Length: 210 feet
Speed: 18 kts
Displacement: 1,020 tons
Range: 12,000 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels
Aircraft: 1 MH-65 helicopter
Crew: 75
Years Built: 1964-1969
Armament: 1 25mm gun, two .50 caliber machine guns.
Remarks: Equipped with SIPRNET.

Hull Name INT. C/S Homeport Remarks
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WMEC 615  Reliance  NJPJ  Kittery, ME
WMEC 616  Diligence   NMUD  Wilmington, NC
WMEC 617  Vigilant   NHIC  Cape Canaveral, FL   
WMEC 618  Active   NRTF  Port Angeles, WA 
WMEC 619  Confidence  NHKW  Cape Canaveral, FL
WMEC 620  Resolute   NRLT  St. Petersburg, FL
WMEC 621  Valiant   NVAI  NS Mayport, FL
WMEC 623  Steadfast   NSTF  Astoria, OR      
WMEC 624  Dauntless  NDTS  Galveston, TX 
WMEC 625  Venturous  NVES  St. Petersburg, FL
WMEC 626  Dependable  NOWK  Cape May, NJ 
WMEC 627  Vigorous   NQSP  Cape May, NJ  
WMEC 629  Decisive   NUHC  Pascagoula, MS  
WMEC 630  Alert   NZVE  Astoria, OR
 

Alex Haley Class Large Patrol Cutter



Length: 282 feet
Speed: 18 kts
Displacement: 3,000 tons
Range: 12,000 nautical miles
Propulsion: 4 Diesels
Aircraft: 1 MH-65/MH-60 helicopter
Crew: 99
Built: 1971
Armament: 2 25mm guns, two .50 caliber machine guns.

Remarks: Former USN salvage tug transferred to USCG and converted to operate in Alaskan waters as a patrol and rescue ship. The conversion included addition of a helicopter deck aft. The ship retains a heavy towing capability, but most salvage gear was removed. A helo hangar has now been added.

Hull Name INT. C/S Homeport Remarks
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WMEC 39 Alex Haley NZPO Kodiak, AK


Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter



Length: 153 feet
Displacement: 353 tons
Speed: 28+ kts
Propulsion: 2 diesels
Endurance: 5 days
Aircraft: None
Boats: 1 SRP
Crew: 2 Officers, 20 Enlisted
Armament: 1-25mm remote chain gun, 4-.50 cal machine guns
Planned Quantity: 58 cutters

Remarks: Replacement for the 110-foot patrol boats. Damen 4708 design to be built by Bollinger

The Coast Guard awarded a contract option for approximately $141 million to Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, La., on December 15, 2009 to begin production on three Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (FRC).

The current Sentinel contract is worth up to $1.5 billion if all options for 34 cutters are exercised. 

The Coast Guard plans to build 58 Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters.

Hull             Name   INT. C/S Homeport Remarks
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WPC 1101  Bernard C. Webber NPEG  Miami
WPC 1102  Richard Etheridge  NJFB  Miami
WPC 1103 William Flores   NILB   Miami
WPC 1104  Robert Yered    NAGP   Miami
WPC 1105  Margaret Norvell  NFPE   Miami
WPC 1106  Paul Clark    NAAD  Miami
WPC 1107  Charles David    NAKJ  Key West
WPC 1108  Charles Sexton   NDRA   Key West
WPC 1109  Kathleen Moore   NDVB
WPC 1110  Joseph Napier   NEJA
WPC 1111  William Trump   NECW   Key West
WPC 1112  Isaac Mayo    NEAP   Key West
WPC 1113       San Juan, PR
WPC 1114       San Juan, PR
 

123 Foot Island Class Patrol Boat (Decommissioned)



Length: 123 feet
Speed: 27 kts
Displacement: 176 tons
Range: 3,180 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels
Aircraft: none
Crew: 16
Built: 1986-1992
Armament: 1 25mm Bushmaster gun, two .50 cal machine guns

Remarks: General-purpose patrol boats, suited mainly for SAR and law enforcement. They have been extensively upgraded including lengthening to 123 feet with a stern-launch small boat facility, replacement of the superstructure, re-arrangment of internal spaces, and new electronics and communication gear. Conversion of 110 foot boats to 123 feet was stopped at 8 hulls. Carry 1 SRP boat.

All vessels are suffering from severe hull fatigue and are unable to make deployments. In February 2007 all the 123s were reported to be in Baltimore.

Hull Name INT. C/S Homeport
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WPB 1302 Manitou NAEP Baltimore, MD
WPB 1303 Matagorda NBHW Baltimore, MD
WPB 1305 Monhegan NEGS Baltimore, MD
WPB 1306 Nunivak NHPX Baltimore, MD
WPB 1308 Vashon NJEH Baltimore, MD
WPB 1317 Attu NABS Baltimore, MD
WPB 1325 Metompkin NBKZ Baltimore, MD
WPB 1328 Padre NDCX Baltimore, MD


110 Foot Island Class Patrol Boat



Length: 110 feet
Speed: 29 kts
Displacement: 154 tons
Range: 1,900 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels
Aircraft: none
Crew: 16
Built: 1986-1992
Armament: 1 25mm Bushmaster gun, two .50 cal machine guns

Remarks: General-purpose patrol boats, suited mainly for SAR and law enforcement. They were constructed in three batches, with various impovements and changes. Although intended for 10-14 day local patrols, they are making Caribbean patrols of up to 60 days. Planned for a service life of only 15 years. Conversion of 110 foot boats to 123 feet was stopped at 8 hulls.

The 110' cutters are slated for Mission Effectiveness Program (MEP) updates which will add 15 years to their life. All the 110’ MEP cutters receive hull renewal plus electronics upgrades, renewed electric cabling, new ship surface diesel generator and switchboard replacement, the FM-200 fire suppression installation, gyrocompass & autopilot installation, and the main diesel engine control replacement.

Hull Name INT. C/S Homeport Remarks
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WPB 1301  Farallon   NABK  Miami Beach, FL   MEP modified
WPB 1304  Maui   NBEI  Miami Beach, FL   Deployed to CENTCOM
WPB 1307  Ocracoke   NGBL  St. Petersburg, FL  MEP modified
WPB 1309  Aquidneck   NBTC  Atlantic Beach, NC Deployed to CENTCOM
WPB 1310  Mustang   NJSH  Seward, AK 
WPB 1311  Naushon   NEWR  Ketchikan, AK  MEP modified
WPB 1312  Sanibel   NDCK  Woods Hole, MA MEP modified 
WPB 1313  Edisto   NLKY  San Diego, CA   MEP modified  
WPB 1314  Sapelo   NHKD  San Juan, PR 
WPB 1315  Matinicus   NDIS  San Juan, PR 
WPB 1316  Nantucket   NKVQ  St. Petersburg, FL   MEP modified
WPB 1318  Baranof   NCUI  Miami Beach, FL Deployed to CENTCOM 
WPB 1319  Chandeleur  NFFS  Ketchikan, AK
WPB 1320  Chincoteague  NAOI  San Juan, PR   MEP modified
WPB 1321  Cushing   NOFR  San Juan, PR    MEP modified
WPB 1322  Cuttyhunk   NEDI  Port Angeles, WA MEP modified
WPB 1323  Drummond  NHSD  Miami Beach, FL
WPB 1324  Key Largo   NGEI  San Juan, PR 
WPB 1326  Monomoy   NKEC  Woods Hole, MA  Deployed to CENTCOM
WPB 1327  Orcas   NTBZ  Coos Bay, OR 
WPB 1329  Sitkinak   NBNW  Miami Beach, FL  MEP modified
WPB 1330  Tybee   NERH  Woods Hole, MA  MEP modified
WPB 1331  Washington  NVMJ  Apra Harbor, Guam
WPB 1332  Wrangell   NFWC  South Portland, ME Deployed to CENTCOM 
WPB 1333  Adak   NZRW  Sandy Hook, NJ Deployed to CENTCOM 
WPB 1334  Liberty   NJHT  Auke Bay, AK
WPB 1335  Anacapa   NEXY  Petersburg, AK  MEP modified 
WPB 1336  Kiska   NUSF  Hilo, HI 
WPB 1337  Assateague  NDRV  Apra Harbor, Guam
WPB 1338  Grand Isle   NABD  Gloucester, MA 
WPB 1339  Key Biscayne  NGYS  Key West, FL
WPB 1340  Jefferson Island  NORW  South Portland, ME
WPB 1341  Kodiak Island  NWHD  Key West, FL 
WPB 1342  Long Island  NOQU  Valdez, AK 
WPB 1343  Bainbridge Island  NLIL  Sandy Hook, NJ 
WPB 1344  Block Island  NPBB  Atlantic Beach, NC 
WPB 1345  Staten Island  NSEL  Atlantic Beach, NC
WPB 1346  Roanoke Island  NEXP  Homer, AK 
WPB 1347  Pea Island  NCSR  Key West, FL  
WPB 1348  Knight Island  NMFN  Key West, FL   
WPB 1349  Galveston Island  NRLP  Honolulu, HI
 

87 Foot Marine Protector Class Patrol Boat



Length: 87 feet
Speed: 25 kts
Displacement: 91 tons
Range: 900 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels
Aircraft: none
Crew: 10
Built: 1998-2005
Armament: Two .50 cal machine guns

Remarks: The newly designed 87' Coastal Patrol Boat has several enhancements over the aging 82s, including improved mission sea keeping abilities (up to sea state 5) and significantly upgraded habitability.It also employs an innovative stern launch and recovery system using an Aluminum hulled inboard diesel powered waterjet small boat. The vastly larger pilot house is equipped with an integrated bridge system including an electronic chart display system (ECDIS) which interfaces with the CG’s new surface search radar. SWIII computers along with a fiber optic network will also be installed, allowing the crew to access the vessel’s CD-ROM tech pubs and drawings.

Hull Name INT. C/S Homeport Remarks
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WPB 87301  Barracuda NIUD  Eureka, CA 
WPB 87302  Hammerhead  NHAM  Woods Hole, MA 
WPB 87303  Mako   NYVC  Cape May, NJ 
WPB 87304  Marlin   NJZP  Ft. Meyers, FL 
WPB 87305  Stingray    NBRG  Mobile, AL 
WPB 87306  Dorado   NJEC  Crescent City, CA 
WPB 87307  Osprey   NBRF  Port Townsend, WA 
WPB 87308  Chinook   NZPU  New London, CT 
WPB 87309  Albacore   NZRG  Little Creek, VA 
WPB 87310  Tarpon   NTWX  Tybee Island, GA 
WPB 87311  Cobia   NTXJ  Mobile, AL 
WPB 87312  Hawksbill  NTXR  Monterey, CA
WPB 87313  Cormorant  NTMF  Ft. Pierce, FL 
WPB 87314  Finback   NTMR  Cape May, NJ 
WPB 87315  Amberjack NTMV  Port Isabel, TX
WPB 87316  Kittiwake   NTNL  Nawiliwili, HI 
WPB 87317  Blackfin   NTQA  Santa Barbara, CA 
WPB 87318  Bluefin   NRKI  Ft. Pierce, FL 
WPB 87319  Yellowfin   NRKG  Charleston, SC  
WPB 87320  Manta   NRKD  Freeport, TX 
WPB 87321  Coho   NARU  Panama City, FL 
WPB 87322  Kingfisher  NPAL  Mayport, FL 
WPB 87323  Seahawk   NZTM  Carrabelle, FL  
WPB 87324  Steelhead  NITU  Port Aransas, TX   
WPB 87325  Beluga   NZSR  Little Creek, VA 
WPB 87326  Blacktip   NMHU  Oxnard, CA 
WPB 87327  Pelican   NFSH  Abbeville, LA    
WPB 87328  Ridley   NRDD  Montauk, NY 
WPB 87329  Cochito   NDCV  Little Creek, VA 
WPB 87330  Man-O-War  NJQA  Galveston, TX 
WPB 87331  Moray   NJZP  Jonesport, ME 
WPB 87332  Razorbill   NJSJ  Gulfport, MS   
WPB 87333  Adelie   NTRK  Port Angeles, WA
WPB 87334  Gannet   NUGW  Fort Lauderdale, FL
WPB 87335  Narwhal   NTHA  Corona Del Mar, CA
WPB 87336  Sturgeon   NTGT  Grand Isle, LA   
WPB 87337  Sockeye   NAVC  Bodega Bay, CA 
WPB 87338  Ibis    NWBC  Cape May, NJ
WPB 87339  Pompano  NVIP    Gulfport, MS  
WPB 87340  Halibut   NNGH    Marina Del Rey, CA
WPB 87341  Bonito   NNGB  Pensacola, FL 
WPB 87342  Shrike   NPBG  Port Canaveral, FL
WPB 87343  Tern   NEOT  San Francisco, CA 
WPB 87344  Heron   NEPM  Sabine, TX 
WPB 87345  Wahoo   NEOB  Port Angeles, WA 
WPB 87346  Flying Fish NAXN  Boston, MA
WPB 87347  Haddock   NAXP  San Diego, CA 
WPB 87348  Brant   NAYS  Corpus Christi, TX
WPB 87349  Shearwater NAYT  Portsmouth, VA  
WPB 87350  Petrel   NAYU  San Diego, CA
WPB 87352  Sea Lion  NSDA  Bellingham, WA
WPB 87353  Skipjack  NFOY  Galveston, TX
WPB 87354  Dolphin  NAYL  Miami, FL
WPB 87355  Hawk  NAWH  St. Petersburg, FL
WPB 87356  Sailfish  NCNF  Sandy Hook, NJ
WPB 87357  Sawfish  NBCU  Key West, FL
WPB 87358  Swordfish  NMXB  Port Angeles, WA 
WPB 87359  Tiger Shark   Newport, RI 
WPB 87360  Blue Shark   Everett, WA
WPB 87361  Sea Horse   Portsmouth, VA
WPB 87362  Sea Otter  NJOM  San Diego, CA 
WPB 87363  Manatee    Ingleside, TX 
WPB 87364  Ahi    Honolulu, HI 
WPB 87365  Pike    San Francisco, CA
WPB 87366  Terrapin  NUOA  Bellingham, WA
WPB 87367  Sea Dragon NNGC  Kings Bay, GA  Assigned to MFPU Kings Bay, GA
WPB 87368  Sea Devil  NSDD  Bangor, WA
WPB 87369  Alligator    St. Petersburg, FL
WPB 87370  Diamondback   Miami, FL
WPB 87371  Reef Shark NTBD  San Juan, PR
WPB 87372  Crocodile    St. Petersburg, FL
WPB 87373  Sea Dog    Kings Bay, GA  Assigned to MFPU Kings Bay, GA
WPB 87374  Sea Fox     Bangor, WA  Assigned to MFPU Bangor, WA
 

Healy Class Icebreaker



Length: 420 feet
Speed: 17 kts
Displacement: 16,400 tons
Range: 16,000 nautical miles
Propulsion: 4 Diesels
Aircraft: 2 MH-65s
Crew: 75
Built: 1999

Hull Name INT. C/S Homeport Remarks
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WAGB 20 Healy NEPP Seattle, WA


Polar Class Icebreaker




Length: 399 feet
Speed: 20 kts
Displacement: 16,400 tons
Range: 28,000 nautical miles
Propulsion: 3 Gas Turbines, 6 Diesels
Aircraft: 2 MH-65s
Crew: 134
Built: 1976
Armament: none

Remarks: These cutters, specifically designed for open-water icebreaking have reinforced hulls, special icebreaking bows, and a system that allows rapid shifting of ballast to increase the effectiveness of their icebreaking. They serve in Arctic/Antarctic serving science and research as well as providing supplies to remote stations. Both Polar Class icebreakers are under the control of Pacific Area, Ice Operations Section.

Hull Name INT. C/S Homeport Remarks
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WAGB 10 Polar Star NBTM Seattle, WA
WAGB 11 Polar Sea NRUO Seattle, WA To decom FY12


Great Lakes Class Icebreaker




Length: 240 feet
Speed: 15 kts
Displacement: 3,500 tons
Range: 4,000 nautical miles
Propulsion: 3 Diesels, Bow Thruster
Aircraft: none
Crew: 50
Built: 2005
Armament: none

Remarks: A new icebreaker to replace the current Mackinaw. A dual icebreaker/buoy tender combination.

Hull Name INT. C/S Homeport Remarks
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WLBB 30 Mackinaw NBGB Cheboygan, MI


Juniper Class Seagoing Buoy Tender


Length: 225 feet
Speed: 15 kts
Displacement: 2,000 tons
Range: 6,000 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels
Crew: 40
Built: 1996-2004
Armament: Two .50 cal machine guns

Remarks: These are large, highly capable, multirole ships. There is a 15-ton hydraulic crane forward and there is a built-in oil spill recovery system. 45 day endurance. Capable of operations in 8-foot seas. Freshwater icebreaking capability. The 225' WLB is equipped with a single controllable pitch propeller, bow and stern thrusters which give the cutter the maneuverability it needs to tend buoys offshore and in restricted waters. Some are ALE equipped.

Hull Name INT. C/S Homeport Remarks
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WLB 201  Juniper  NDBC  Newport, RI 
WLB 202  Willow  NIIW  Newport, RI 
WLB 203  Kukui  NKJU  Honolulu, HI    
WLB 204  Elm   NRPK  Atlantic Beach, NC
WLB 205  Walnut  NZNE  Honolulu, HI 
WLB 206  Spar  NJAR  Kodiak, AK  
WLB 207  Maple  NWBE  Sitka, AK 
WLB 208  Aspen  NTUG  San Francisco, CA 
WLB 209  Sycamore  NTGG  Cordova, AK 
WLB 210  Cypress  NCPI  Mobile, AL
WLB 211  Oak  NAXQ  Charleston, SC  
WLB 212  Hickory  NAZJ  Homer, AK 
WLB 213  Fir   NAYV  Astoria, OR
WLB 214  Hollyhock  NHHF  Port Huron, MI
WLB 215  Sequoia  NBHF  Apra Harbor, Guam
WLB 216  Alder  NGML  Duluth, MI


Keeper Class Coastal Buoy Tender



Length: 175 feet
Speed: 12 kts
Displacement: 840 tons
Range: 2,000 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels, 2 Z-Drives
Crew: 24
Built: 1996-2000

Remarks: Scaled-down version of the Juniper class with a 10 ton hydraulic crane forward; freshwater icebreaking capability, and oil spill recovery system. They are the first Coast Guard cutters equipped with Z-Drive propulsion units instead of the standard propeller and rudder configuration. They are designed to independently rotate 360 degrees. Combined with a thruster in the bow, they give the Keeper -class cutters unmatched maneuverability.

Hull Name INT. C/S Homeport Remarks
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WLM 551  Ida Lewis   NISS  Newport, RI 
WLM 552  Katherine Walker  NKFW  Bayonne, NJ 
WLM 553  Abbie Burgess  NVAF  Rockland, ME 
WLM 554  Marcus Hanna  NMGH  South Portland, ME 
WLM 555  James Rankin  NUVD  Baltimore, MD 
WLM 556  Joshua Appleby  NJTH  St. Petersburg, FL  
WLM 557  Frank Drew   NKDL  Portsmouth, VA 
WLM 558  Anthony Petit  NERW  Ketchikan, AK 
WLM 559  Barbara Mabrity  NERA  Mobile, AL    
WLM 560  William Tate  NNIA  Philadelphia, PA 
WLM 561  Harry Claiborne  NNIC  Galveston, TX   
WLM 562  Maria Bray     Mayport, FL    
WLM 563  Henry Blake    Seattle, WA 
WLM 564  George Cobb    San Pedro, CA
 

100 Foot Inland Buoy Tender


Length: 100 feet
Speed: 10 kts
Displacement: 226 tons
Range: 2,700 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels
Crew: 15
Built: 1945, 1964

Hull Name INT. C/S Homeport Remarks
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WLI 313 Bluebell NODD Portland, OR
WLI 642 Buckthorn NADT Sault St. Marie, MI


65 Foot Inland Buoy Tender


Length: 65 feet
Speed: 10 kts
Displacement: 70 tons
Range: 1,300 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels
Crew: 8
Built: 1946-1954

Hull Name Homeport Remarks
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WLI 65303 Blackberry Long Beach, NC Decom in FY 09
WLI 65400 Bayberry Portsmouth, VA Mothballed 12-6-05
WLI 65401 Elderberry Petersburg, AK


160 Foot Inland Construction Tender


Length: 160 feet
Speed: 11 kts
Displacement: 460 tons
Range: 5,350 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels
Crew: 14
Built: 1976-1977

Remarks: Large, modern inland construction tenders. Self-contained ships, not requiring a separate work barge; they have a large crane on a long working deck.

Hull Name INT. C/S Homeport Remarks
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WLIC 800 Pamlico NAYE New Orleans, LA
WLIC 801 Hudson NCWX Miami, FL
WLIC 802 Kennebec NRDJ Portsmouth, VA
WLIC 803 Saginaw NJOY Mobile, AL


100 Foot Inland Construction Tender

Length: 100 feet
Speed: 10 kts
Displacement: 218 tons
Range: 2,700 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels
Crew: 14
Built: 1944

Remarks: Smilax pushes a 70' construction barge.

Hull Name INT. C/S Homeport Remarks
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WLIC 315 Smilax NRYN Atlantic Beach, NC


75 Foot Inland Construction Tender

USCGC Anvil WLIC 75301 Charleston SC (Sep 2013) - Photo by Larry Van Horn N5FPW
Length: 75 feet
Speed: 9 kts
Displacement: 140 tons
Range: 2,500 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels
Crew: 13
Built: 1962-1966

Remarks: The 75' WLICs push 68' and 84' construction barges. The barges are equipped with cranes and other ATON equipment to drive piles and work the smaller sized buoys.

Hull           Name  INT. C/S Homeport  Remarks
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WLIC 75301   Anvil   NAAG  Charleston, SC 
WLIC 75302   Hammer     Mayport, FL 
WLIC 75303   Sledge   NAAE  Baltimore, MD 
WLIC 75304   Mallet     Corpus Christi, TX 
WLIC 75305   Vise     St. Petersburg, FL 
WLIC 75306   Clamp     Galveston, TX
WLIC 75309   Hatchet     Galveston, TX 
WLIC 75310   Axe     Mobile, AL 


65 Foot River Buoy Tender

Length: 65 feet
Speed: 10 kts
Displacement: 146 tons
Range: 3,500 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels
Crew: 12
Built: 1960-1962

Remarks: Tug-type tenders for the western rivers; each pushes a buoy barge.

Hull           Name  INT. C/S Homeport  Remarks
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WLR 65501  Ouachita   NACE  Chattanooga, TN 
WLR 65502  Cimarron   NACH  Paris Landing, TN 
WLR 65503  Obion   NADE  Owensboro, KY 
WLR 65504  Scioto   NADS  Keokuk, IA 
WLR 65505  Osage   NADC  Sewickley, PA 
WLR 65506  Sangamon  NADR  Peoria, IL


75 Foot River Buoy Tender

Length: 75 feet
Speed: 10 kts
Displacement: 150 tons
Range: 3,100 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels
Crew: 19
Built: 1964-1970
Remarks: Tug-type tenders for the western rivers; each pushes a 90 foot barge.

Hull           Name  INT. C/S Homeport  Remarks
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WLR 75307  Wedge  NAEQ  Demopolis, AL
WLR 75401  Gasconade    Omaha, NE 
WLR 75402  Muskingum    Sallisaw, OK   
WLR 75403  Wyaconda  NAGA  Dubuque, IA 
WLR 75404  Chippewa  NAGP  Paris Landing, TN 
WLR 75405  Cheyenne  NAGF  St. Louis, MO 
WLR 75406  Kickapoo   NAHN  Vicksburg, MS 
WLR 75407  Kanawha   NAKP  Pine Bluff, AR 
WLR 75408  Patoka   NAKC  Greenville, MS 
WLR 75409  Chena   NAMM  Hickman, KY 


Kankakee Class 75 Foot River Buoy Tender

Length: 75 feet
Speed: 12 kts
Displacement: 172 tons
Range: 3,100 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels
Crew: 19
Built: 1990

Remarks: New tug-type tenders. Push 130 foot buoy barges.

Hull           Name  INT. C/S Homeport  Remarks
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WLR 75500 Kankakee  NAMR   Memphis, TN 
WLR 75501 Greenbrier   NAOA  Natchez, MS


49 Foot Stern Loading Buoy Boat

Length: 49 feet
Speed: 10 kts
Displacement: 36 tons
Range: 300 miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels
Endurance: 4 days
Crew: 4
Built: 1997-2002

Remarks: The BUSL fleet was constructed at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, MD. They are designed to provide a stable, versatile platform capable of operating in ocean harbors, major lakes, or navigable rivers, and can recover short range aids to navigation items. Their A-frame crane is rated at 4,500 lbs.

Hull Homeport Remarks
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BUSL 49401 ANT Bristol
BUSL 49402 ANT Sledge/Baltimore
BUSL 49403 ANT Woods Hole
BUSL 49404 ANT Saugerties
BUSL 49405 ANT New York
BUSL 49406 ANT Moriches
BUSL 49407 ANT Cape May
BUSL 49408 ANT Charleston
BUSL 49409 ANT New York
BUSL 49410 ANT Long Island Sound
BUSL 49411 ANT Long Island Sound
BUSL 49412 ANT Grand Haven
BUSL 49413 ANT Buffalo
BUSL 49414 STA Burlington
BUSL 49415 ANT Panama City
BUSL 49416 ANT Jacksonville
BUSL 49417 ANT Boston
BUSL 49418 ANT Boston
BUSL 49419 ANT South Portland
BUSL 49420 ANT South Portland
BUSL 49421 ANT Southwest Harbor
BUSL 49422 ANT Saginaw River
BUSL 49423 ANT Duluth
BUSL 49424 ANT Detroit
BUSL 49425 ANT Crisfield
BUSL 49426 ANT Corpus Christi
BUSL 49427 ANT Bristol
BUSL 49428 ANT Sledge/Baltimore


55 Foot Aid-to-Navigation Boat

Length: 55 feet
Speed: 21.5 kts
Displacement: 34 tons
Range: 175 miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels
Endurance: 4-5 days
Crew: 4
Built: 1977-1988

Remarks: The 55-foot boats service small buoys and service fixed structures. They have a lifting capacity of 2,000/3,000 lbs and a cargo capacity of 8,000 lbs. The boats are designed for live-aboard and have small repair shops for repairing ATONS while underway.

Hull Homeport Remarks
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ANB 55101
ANB 55102
ANB 55103 Galveston, TX
ANB 55104
ANB 55105
ANB 55106
ANB 55107 ANT Seattle, WA
ANB 55108 ANT New Orleans, LA
ANB 55109 ANT Fort Macon, NC
ANB 55110 Sabine Pass, TX
ANB 55111
ANB 55112
ANB 55113
ANB 55114
ANB 55115 ANT Philadelphia, PA
ANB 55116
ANB 55117
ANB 55118
ANB 55119
ANB 55120
ANB 55121 ANT Baltimore, MD
ANB 55122


Bay Class Icebreaking Tug

Length: 140 feet
Speed: 14 kts
Displacement: 690 tons
Range: 1,500 nautical miles
Propulsion: 2 Diesels
Aircraft: none
Crew: 17
Built: 1979-1988
Armament: 2 machine guns

Remarks: The 140-foot Bay-class Cutters are state of the art icebreakers used primarily for domestic ice breaking duties. They are named after American Bays and are stationed mainly in Northeast U.S. and Great Lakes.

WTGBs use a low-pressure-air hull lubrication or bubbler system that forces air and water between the hull and ice. This system improves icebreaking capabilities by reducing resistance against the hull, reducing horsepower requirements. ALE equipped.

Hull Name INT. C/S Homeport Remarks
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WTGB 101 Katamai Bay NRLX Sault St. Marie, MI
WTGB 102 Bristol Bay NRLY Detroit, MI
WTGB 103 Mobile Bay NRUR Sturgeon Bay, WI
WTGB 104 Biscayne Bay NRUS St. Ignace, MI
WTGB 105 Neah Bay NRUU Cleveland, MI
WTGB 106 Morro Bay NMHK New London, CT
WTGB 107 Penobscot Bay NIGY Bayonne, NJ
WTGB 108 Thunder Bay NNTB Rockland, ME
WTGB 109 Sturegon Bay NSXB Bayonne, NJ


65 Foot Harbor Tugs

Length: 65 feet
Speed: 10 kts
Displacement: 72 tons
Range: 2,700 nautical miles
Propulsion: 1 Diesel
Crew: 6
Built: 1961-1967

Remarks: They are employed only on the east coast, from Maine to Virginia.

Hull           Name  INT. C/S Homeport  Remarks
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WYTL 65601  Capstan  NAQB  Philadelphia, PA
WYTL 65602  Chock   NASB  Curtis Bay, MD
WYTL 65604  Tackle   NASM  Rockland, ME
WYTL 65607  Bridle   NATC  Southwest Harbor, ME 
WYTL 65608  Pendant  NATN  Boston, MA 
WYTL 65609  Shackle   NAYP  South Portland, ME 
WYTL 65610  Hawser   NAYC  Bayonne, NJ 
WYTL 65611  Line   NAOF  Bayonne, NJ 
WYTL 65612  Wire   NDSB  Saugerties, NY 
WYTL 65614  Bollard     New Haven, CT 
WYTL 65615  Cleat   NDLA  Philadelphia, PA


Eagle Training Barque




Length: 295 feet
Speed: 10-18 kts
Displacement: 1,816 tons
Range: 5,450 nautical miles
Propulsion: 1 Diesel
Crew: 50 + 150
Built: 1936
Remarks: Coast Guard Academy training ship

Hull Name INT. C/S Homeport Remarks
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WIX 327 Eagle NRCB New London, CT


Long Range Interceptor II

Length: 35 feet
Speed: 38 kts
Range: 220 NM
Planned Quantity: 10

The new 35-feet Long Ranger Interceptor (LRI) are being introduced for cutters.

Over the Horizon - IV

Length: 26 feet
Speed: 40 kts
Range: 200 NM
Planned Quantity: 101

The OTH-IV boat provides the capability to deploy armed boarding teams within 20 miles of the parent cutter at speeds of 40 knots.


47-foot Motor Lifeboat

Length: 47 feet
Remarks: The 47' motor lifeboat is designed as a first response rescue resource in high seas, surf & heavy weather environments. They are built to withstand the most severe conditions at sea and are capable of effecting a rescue at sea even under the most difficult circumstances. They are self-bailing, self-righting, almost unsinkable, and have a long cruising radius for their size. If overturned, the vessel will return to an upright position in 30 seconds or less. It is the replacement for the aging 44' MLB fleet.

The total, to be delivered over 5 years, will be 200.


45-foot Response Boat-Medium

USCG 45709 Charleston SC (Sep 2013)  - Photo by Larry Van Horn N5FPW
Length: 45 feet
Speed: 42.5 kts
Range: 250 NM
Remarks: To replace the 41-foot boats in service. 180 to 250 boats planned between 2008 and 2018. Built by Marinette Marine.

Hull Homeport Remarks
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45709 Charleston, SC


44-foot Response Boat-Medium

Length: 44 feet
Engines: Dual inboard jets
Remarks: ArchAngel model SAFE Boat.

Hull Homeport Remarks
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44301 Chatham, MA


42-foot Response Boat-Medium

Length: 42 feet
Engines: Dual inboard jets
Remarks: ArchAngel model SAFE Boat.

Hull Homeport Remarks
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42001 Chatham, MA
42002 Chatham, MA


41-foot Utility Boat

The 41-foot UTB is the general workhorse at multi-mission units. It is designed to operate under moderate weather and sea conditions where its speed and maneuverability make it an ideal platform for a variety of missions.

There are presently 172 operational boats.
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41304  Atlantic City, NJ
41320    Boston, MA
41330   Curtis Bay, MD
41359   Curtis Bay, MD
41361   Charleston, SC
41372  Charleston, SC
41395    Castle Hill, RI
41398    Point Allerton
41428   Tybee Island, GA
41452   Curtis Bay, MD
41453   Curtis Bay, MD
41454   Curtis Bay, MD
41492    Point Allerton
 

33-foot Full Cabin SAFE Response Boat

Engines: Three outboards

Hull Homeport Remarks
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33107 South Padre Island, TX
33109 Miami, FL
33118 San Diego, CA
331255


27-foot Full Cabin SAFE Boat

Engines: Two outboards


Defender Class Response Boat-Small

Length: 25 feet
Engines: Two 225 HP Four-stroke Gas Honda engines
Max Speed: 45+ knot
Cruising range of 50NM at 35 knots
Minimum crew of 2
Max seas of 6 ft
Survivable in up to 10 ft seas
Armament: Small Arms

Remarks: Developed in a direct response to the need for additional Homeland Security assets in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Defender Class boats were procured under an emergency acquisition authority. With a contract for up to 700 standard response boats, the Defender Class acquisition is one of the largest boat buys of its type in the world. The 100 boat Defender A Class (RB-HS) fleet began arriving at units in May 2002 and continued through August 2003. After several configuration changes, most notably a longer cabin and shock mitigating rear seats, the Defender B Class (RB-S) boats were born. This fleet was first delivered to the field in Oct 2003, and there are currently 357 RB-S boats in operation.

The 457 Defender Class boats currently in operation are assigned to the Coast Guards Maritime Safety and Security Teams (MSST), Maritime Security Response Team (MSRT), Marine Safety Units (MSU), and Small Boat Stations throughout the Coast Guard. With an overall length of 25 feet, two 225 horsepower outboard engines, unique turning radius, and gun mounts boat forward and aft, the Defender Class boats are the ultimate waterborne assets for conducting fast and high speed maneuvering tactics in a small deployable package. This is evidenced in the fact that several Defender Class boats are already in operation by other Homeland Security Department agencies as well as foreign military services for their homeland security missions.


Response Boat-Small II

Length: 28 feet
Max Speed: 45+ knot
Cruising range of 150NM at 35 knots
Minimum crew of 2
Armament: Small Arms

The RB-S II, designed with an increased emphasis on function and crew comfort, will gradually replace the Defender-class RB-S as the older assets reach the end of their service life.

The Coast Guard awarded a delivery order valued at approximately $13 million Sept. 26, 2011 to Metal Shark Aluminum Boats for the production of 38 RB-S II. The contract allows for the procurement of up to 500 boats. Up to 470 boats will be delivered to shore units throughout the Coast Guard to perform port and waterway security, search and rescue, drug and migrant interdiction, environmental and other law enforcement missions. Up to 20 boats may be ordered by Customs and Border Protection and up to ten by the U.S. Navy.

Another contract awarded in September 2013 brings orders up to 99 boats.
 

23-foot Center Console Response Boat-Small

23 foot center console SAFE Boat.

Remarks: With a low center of gravity and very little windage the center consoles allow for a wide verity of missions to be easily completed.


23-foot T-top Response Boat-Small

23 foot SAFE Boat.
Remarks:


Guardian Class Transportable Port Security Boats

Length: 24-foot 7-inches
Beam: 8-feet
Draft: 39-inches
Engines: Twin outboards

NOTE: USCG Cutters assigned to inland waterways are not assigned international callsigns. Cutters that have international callsigns assigned double as ALE addresses for cutters equipped with ALE.


Deployable Operations Group

The Deployable Operations Group aligns all Coast Guard deployable, specialized forces under a single, unified command which provides organized, equipped, and trained forces to Coast Guard and interagency operational and tactical commanders.

Deployable specialized forces are comprised of approximately 3,000 Coast Guard personnel from 12 Maritime Safety and Security Teams, the Maritime Security Response Team, two Tactical Law Enforcement Teams, eight Port Security Units, three National Strike Teams and the National Strike Force Coordination Center.

The Deployable Operations Group is temporarily sited in Arlington, Va., and is staffed by 101 active duty officers, enlisted, reservists, auxiliary and civilians.


Maritime Safety and Security Teams (MSST) & Maritime Security Response Team (MSRT)

MSSTs were created under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) 2002, in direct response to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and are a part of the Department of Homeland Security's layered strategy directed at protecting our seaports and waterways. MSSTs Provide waterborne and a modest level of shoreside antiterrorism force protection for strategic shipping, high interest vessels and critical infrastructure. MSSTs are a quick response force capable of rapid, nationwide deployment via air, ground or sea transportation in response to changing threat conditions and evolving Maritime Homeland Security (MHS) mission requirements. Multi-mission capability facilitates augmentation for other selected Coast Guard missions.

MSST personnel receive training in Advanced Tactical Boat Operations and Anti-terrorism/ Force protection at the Special Missions Training Center located at Camp Lejeune , N.C.

Modeled after the Port Security Unit (PSU) and Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) programs, MSSTs provide a complementary non-redundant capability designed to close critical security gaps in our nations strategic seaports. MSSTs are staffed to support continuous law enforcement operations both ashore and afloat. In addition, MSSTs:

Jointly staffed to maximize effectiveness executing Port, Waterways, and Coastal Security (PWCS) operations (enforce security zones, port state control boardings, protection of military outloads and major marine events, augment shoreside security at waterfront facilities, detect WMD weapons/agents, and participate in port level antiterrorism exercises).

Provide enhanced port safety and security and law enforcement capabilities to the economic or military significant port where they are based.

Deploy in support of National Special Security Events (NSSEs) requiring Coast Guard presence, such as OpSail, Olympics, Republican & Democratic National Conventions, major disasters or storm recovery operations.

Prototype/employ specialized capabilities to enhance mission performance (K-9 program, radiation detectors, dive program, vertical insertion, running gear entangling systems, less –than-lethal weapons, etc).

Deploy on board cutters and other naval vessels for port safety and security, drug law enforcement, migrant interdiction or other maritime homeland security mission requirements.

Support Naval Coastal Warfare requirements during Homeland Defense (HLD) and in accordance with long standing agreements with DOD and the Combatant Commanders (protect strategic shipping, major naval combatants and critical infrastructure at home and abroad)

Capabilities

Maritime interdiction and law enforcement
Anti-terrorism/Force Protection
CBRN-E Detection
Vertical Insertion (commonly referred to as Fast Roping)
Search and Rescue (limited)
Port Protection/Anti-sabotage
Underwater Port Security
Canine Handling Teams (Explosives Detection)
Tactical Boat Operations NCW boat tactics
Non Permissive Compliant Boarding capability

MSSTs
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MSST 91101 -- Seattle (Established 2002)
MSST 91102 -- Chesapeake, Va. (Established 2002). Renamed a MSRT in 2006
MSST 91103 -- Los Angeles/Long Beach (Established 2002)
MSST 91104 -- Houston/Galveston (Established 2002)
MSST 91105 -- San Francisco (Established 2003)
MSST 91106 -- Ft. Wadsworth, NY (Established 2003)
MSST 91107 -- Honolulu, HI (Established 2005)
MSST 91108 -- St. Marys, Ga. (Established 2003)
MSST 91109 -- San Diego, CA (Established 2005)
MSST 91110 -- Boston, MA (Established 2003)
MSST 91111 -- Anchorage (Established 2004)
MSST 91112 -- New Orleans (Established 2004)
MSST 91114 -- Miami, FL (Established 2005)

Personnel & Equipment

Each MSST has 75 active duty personnel. Each team has six SAFE boats, three physical security teams, and two canine teams.

A MSRT is an enhanced MSST with pretty much double the capabilities of a MSST.


Port Security Units

Coast Guard Port Security Units (PSUs) are Coast Guard units staffed primarily with selected reservists. They provide waterborne and limited land-based protection for shipping and critical port facilities both INCONUS and in theater.

PSUs can deploy within 24 hours and establish operations within 96 hours after initial call-up. Each PSU has transportable boats equipped with dual outboard motors, and support equipment to ensure mobility and sustainability for up to 30 days. Every PSU is staffed by a combination of reserve and active duty personnel. PSUs require specialized training not available elsewhere in the Coast Guard. Coast Guard Reservists assigned to Port Security Units must complete a 2 week Basic Skills Course at the PSU Training Detachment in Camp LeJeune, NC.

In addition to their most recent support of homeland security operations around the country, PSUs were deployed to the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm in 1990. They also served in Haiti during Operation Uphold Democracy in 1994. In December 2000, PSU 309 from Port Clinton, OH was deployed to the Middle East to provide vital force protection for the Navy assets following the attack on the USS Cole.

PSU 301 Cape Cod Canal
PSU 305 Fort Eustis, VA
PSU 307 St. Petersburg, FL
PSU 308 Gulfport, MS
PSU 309 Port Clinton, Ohio
PSU 311 Long Beach, CA
PSU 312 San Francisco, CA
PSU 313 Tacoma, WA
PSU Boothbay Harbor
PSU Boston
PSU Burlington
PSU Castle Hill
PSU Chatham
PSU Concord
PSU Fire Island
PSU Ft. Totten
PSU Gloucester
PSU Honolulu
PSU Humboldt Bay
PSU Jones Beach
PSU Jonesport
PSU Manasquan
PSU Merrimac River
PSU Montauk
PSU Moriches
PSU New Haven
PSU Point Allerton
PSU Point Judith
PSU Portland
PSU Portsmouth Harbor
PSU Providence
PSU Rockaway
PSU Rockland
PSU San Diego
PSU San Juan
PSU Scituate
PSU Shark River
PSU Shinnecock
PSU South Portland
PSU Southwest Harbor
PSU Training Detachment
PSU Woods Hole


Maritime Force Protection Units

MFPUs provide enhanced security for U.S. Navy ballistic missile submarines within the units' homeport transit areas. These submarines generally operate on the surface with other vessel traffic when entering or departing ship channels leading to their homeport, and the MFPU will provide additional security measures while operating under these conditions.

MFPUs are single mission units that have broad law enforcement authority, including the authority to establish, patrol, and enforce exclusionary zones, naval vessel protective zones, restricted navigation areas, and security zones supporting naval operations.

MFPUs
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MFPU Kings Bay, GA
MFPU Bangor, WA

MFPUs consist of an 87 foot cutter, small boats, and about 200 personnel.


National Strike Force

The National Strike Force’s (NSF) mission is to provide highly trained, experienced personnel and specialized equipment to Coast Guard and other federal agencies to facilitate preparedness and response to oil and hazardous substance pollution incidents in order to protect public health and the environment. The NSF’s area of responsibility covers all Coast Guard Districts and
Federal Response Regions.

The National Strike Force totals over 200 active duty, civilian, reserve, and auxiliary personnel and includes the National Strike Force Coordination Center (NSFCC); the Atlantic Strike Team; the Gulf Strike Team; the Pacific Strike Team; and the Public Information Assist Team (PIAT) located at the NSFCC.


PACAREA TCC-3

The Transportable Communications Center (TCC) is a deployable communications command center. The TCC supports a wide scope of missions including law enforcement, search and rescue, and contingency communications to those area affected by natural disaster or other phenomena.

The TCC is equipped with: Three HF transceivers capable of 125-400 watts; Two VHF-FM Marine transceivers; Two UHF transceivers and five programmable police band transceivers in the 400-800 MHz range. The TCC is equipped with a LST-5D providing a dual port dama circuit over which one sat voice and one sat data circuit operate.

The TCC is equipped with a KWR-46 and a EPSBRT receiver/demultiplexer enabling operators to monitor the HMCG broadcast and receive Over The Air Receipts of keymat when deployed. The TCC is also equipped with phone patch capability in both clear and encrypted modes.

Lastly, operators may monitor the marine weather fax via the TCC's weather fax receiver.

There are 3 free standing HF antennas and 2 police and fire band antennas. The crew consists of a TCC Leading Petty Officer and 3-5 crew members. The TCC is deployable by ground or HC-130.

When the TCC is jointly deployed with the National Strike Force Mobile Incident CP the combined unit is known as the Mobile Incident Command Center.


CAMSLANT CONTINGENCY COMMS TEAM

(Source file http://www.uscg.mil/lantarea/camslant/CONTINGENCY.ppt)

A team consisting of an OSC, OS1, IT1, MK1 & two ET2’s that deploy w/mobile communications trailers or Transportable Communications Centrals (TCC’s).

There are two TCC’s: TMACC & TMMIC – BOTH are LANTAREA assets maintained and operated by the Contingency Comms Team based out of CAMSLANT located in southern Chesapeake VA close to the VA/NC border.

TMACC = Transportable Multi-Agency Communications Central
TMMIC = Transportable Multi-Mission Communications Central

The TMACC & TMMIC provide comms support when temporary communications facilities are required. They deploy on short notice in support of but not limited to: Natural Disasters (Hurricane relief, etc), Homeland Security OPS, SAR, law enforcement, & COTP OPS.

The Contingency Team remains in B-6 status 24x7/365 for mission readiness. The TCC’s are coupled with rugged F-750 tow vehicles and are also C-130 deployable to ensure rapid deployment in response to a variety of mission demands.

What is the Contingency Comms Team?

Commissioned in 1992, TMACC was developed to support joint and multi-agency operations. The TMACC is the larger of the two TCC’s. The TMACC is equipped with a broad range of communication and command and control systems that allow for interoperability between Coast Guard, DOD, Customs, DEA, local and state authorities. (Can accommodate 2-3 personnel comfortably, normally manned by 2 personnel.)

Commissioned in 1995, TMMIC was primarily developed to support Coast Guard missions, but can also work with other agencies. TMMIC is the smaller of the two TCC’s. (Can accommodate 1 person comfortably, normally manned by 1 person. 2 person max.)

Capabilities

Both units provide capabilities to operate and monitor all Coast Guard frequencies; clear, protected, and secure.

Both units provide multiple record messaging circuits.

Both units can provide Internet, Intranet and limited SIPRNET Access. (dial-up)
TMACC has some additional communication and system capabilities (i.e., ICE Imagery, Officer in Tactical Command Information Exchange Subsystem (OTCIXS), and Customs Over The Horizon Enforcement Net (COTHEN).

Both units can provide interoperability with other Federal, State, and Local frequencies.

Both units provide capabilities to operate and monitor all Coast Guard frequencies; clear, protected, and secure.

Circuit/Capability - Equipment - Classification - Purpose
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VHF/FM 138-174 MHz - Voice - Range: 0 to 50 miles - Motorola Spectra Radio - 3 shared with VHF/AM - Clear/DES

Standard Coast Guard VHF radio capable of protected communications up to SBU (e.g., Channel 16, 22A, 23, 83, LANT LE.).

VHF/AM 115-152 MHz - Voice - Range: 0 to 50 miles - Motorola Spectra Radio - 3 shared with VHF/FM - Clear/DES

Standard Coast Guard VHF-AM aircraft radio (air-to-ground) capable of protected communications up to SBU. CAMSLANT Contingency personnel will program these radios with frequencies provided by the requesting unit.

UHF/FM 403-512 MHz - Voice - Range: Ground – 15 to 100 miles; Aircraft 15 to 300+ miles - Motorola Spectra Radio - 2 ea - Clear/DES

Standard Coast Guard aircraft radio capable of protected communications.

HF 1.6-30 MHz SSB - Primary Voice - Range: 0 to 400+ miles - Micom-2R Transceiver - 1 ea - Clear/Secure

Standard Coast Guard HF radio capable of secure communications up to Secret. Can be used for HF messaging or any other High Frequency requirement.

MILSATCOM - DAMA Capable - LST-5D - 1 ea - Secure

Coast Guard’s primary satellite voice system installed on cutters 110’s and above. Circuits include HLS Net, JIATF Surface Net, and JIATF Air Net. Load up to two channels – can only monitor one at a time.

Satellite Telephone - Portable Iridium Phone - 1 ea - Clear/Secure

Capable of communications up to Secret. Can be used separately as a hand-held radio or as a stand-alone system in the TCC. External antenna system is available. Useful when phone lines are not available.

Commercial Satellite Voice & Data - INMARSAT Mini-M - 1 ea - Clear/Secure

Primarily used for voice. May be used for data but is very slow (2.4kbps).

Secure Voice Telephone - STE Phone - 1 ea - Secure

Capable of voice, data up to classification of SECRET. Dedicated landline desired but may be used in conjunction w/Mini-M.

UHF/FM-AM 225-400 MHz – Voice - Range: Ground – 15 to 100 miles; Aircraft 15 to 300+ miles - URC-200/500 - 1 ea -

Clear/Secure

Standard Coast Guard Aircraft radio.

BOTH CAN INTEROPERATE WITH FEDERAL/STATE/LOCAL FREQUENCIES
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UHF/AM 800 MHz - Public Safety Band - Range: 0 to 100 miles - Motorola Spectra - 1 ea - Clear

Interoperable radio capable of communications with the local Police, Fire Departments, and various other Law Enforcement agencies.

Must be programmed onsite to allow for interoperability.

Cross-band patching - ACU-1000 coupled w/ Motorola Spectra - 1 ea - Clear/DES

Enables different radios/frequencies to be patched together. Used to establish interoperable radio communications with local Police Departments, Fire Departments, and other Law Enforcement agencies.

BOTH PROVIDE MULTIPLE RECORD MESSAGING CIRCUITS
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HF 1.6-30 MHz - High Frequency Data Exchange (HFDX) - Range: 0 to 400+ miles - MICOM-2R Transceiver - 1 ea - Secure

For sending/receiving both classified and unclassified message traffic via the HFDX messaging system. Same system used on the cutter fleet (e.g., 210’s/110’s.)

Satellite Data Exchange (SDX) - Mini-M Satellite Telephone - 1 ea - Secure

Dial up system for sending/receiving both classified and unclassified message traffic (210’s & PATFORSWA).

Fleet Satellite Broadcast - KWR-46 - 1 ea - Secure

Receive only message traffic through Navy broadcast circuit up to Top Secret and capable of receiving Over-The-Air-Transfer (OTAT) of cryptographic material.

BOTH CAN PROVIDE INTERNET/INTRANET AND LIMITED SIPRNET ACCESS
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Internet and CGDN+ - TACHYON Satellite - 1 ea - Clear

Provides unclassified Internet/Intranet connectivity comparable to cable modem. Currently supports one terminal.

SIPRNET/SIPRNET Chat - Secure Messaging Workstation (SMW) - 1 ea - Secure

Dial up through CAMS Modem bank. Extremely limited at 33.3kbps. Primarily used for sending and receiving classified and unclassified record message traffic. Allows SIPRNET connection via classified laptop computer.

TMACC UNIQUE CAPABILITIES
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ICE Imagery - Requires use of MILSATCOM - 1 ea - Secure

Provides chat feature and ability to transfer pictures from CASPER equipped C-130s. Uses MILSATCOM CASPER Net. Streaming video is not available due to limited bandwidth.

OTCIXS - Requires use of MILSATCOM - 1 ea - Secure

Officer in Tactical Command Information Exchange Subsystem: allows for the transfer of messages, chat, vessel movements with chart displays and areas.

Customs Over The Horizon Enforcement Net (COTHEN) - 1 ea - Clear/Secure

High Frequency Automatic Link Establishment (HF/ALE) Network used by CG & Customs aircraft. Primarily used for air guards w/ CAMSLANT for C-130’s, Jay-hawk, Falcons, and C-130’s

BOTH MISC
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Each unit is provided with a GPS receiver to establish position and assist with satellite antenna alignment and a digital voice logger capable of recording both data and voice circuits.

Each unit may be deployed with a Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH) that is capable of acting as a command and control center for a small staff. Also included with the DRASH tents, are portable air conditioning units that are available upon request.

Please note that the TMACC and TMMIC are self-supporting through the use of two diesel generators that provide power to all onboard systems (including air conditioning) in the event that shore power is not available on site. Within the trailers, the TMACC can comfortably accommodate two watch standers and one individual typically mans the TMMIC during operations.


Enhanced Mobile Incident Command Posts (eMICP)

(Source file: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-o/g-opr/On%20Scene/OSsummer2007.pdf)

The enhanced Mobile Incident Command Post (eMICP) is a trailer outfitted with temporary office and conference room facilities. The eMICP can be deployed alone or interfaced with the MCV to augment organic C4&IT capabilities. The eMICP provides a platform to conduct Coast Guard Command and Control, act as an incident command post, and support staff working an event. The eMICP is a conference room on wheels with a built in communications package to equip the conference room with Type I classified and Type III SBU (sensitive but unclassified) voice and data. The eMICP provides various communications systems along with twelve (12) work stations and a conference room table.

A tractor and a commercially licensed driver-team will tow the eMICP to any Continental United States (CONUS) location.

The first eMICP was delivered in November 2007.


Mobile Communications Vehicles (MCV)

(Source file: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-o/g-opr/On%20Scene/OSsummer2007.pdf)

The Mobile Communications Vehicle (MCV) can be deployed independently to provide robust communications to an established command center, or to an ad hoc environment such as a hotel room. It is designed to interface with a command center or eMICP to enhance classified and unclassified voice, and radio (HF, UHF, VHF) communications as well as provide voice and data interoperability with Coast Guard units, state, local, and federal interagency partners. The vehicle was designed to be C130J transportable to both CONUS and Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) locations.

The first MCV is ecpedted to be delivered in summer 2008.

Portable Computer Store (PCS)

(Source file: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-o/g-opr/On%20Scene/OSsummer2007.pdf)

The Portable Computer Store (PCS) is a contingency cache of six kits totaling 30 Standard Workstation III (SWIII) laptops and six routers which can be used to augment resources at a unit for surge operations, or establish a limited Local Area Network (LAN) in a temporary command and control facility. As a deployable kit, each PCS provides the critical equipment necessary for users to access vital business and operational tools. Each PCS kit contains a 16-port Voice Protocol Network capable router, five SWIII laptop computers, and necessary power supplies. Users may directly connect the laptops to existing Coast Guard Data Network plus (CGDN+) connections in Coast Guard facilities, or access CGDN+ through the internet using remote access services. The router enables up to 15 machines to share a single data connection for access to the Internet or CGDN+. Each user must have a remote access token to facilitate CGDN+ access when not directly connected to a CGDN+.

Portable SIPRNet (PS)

(Source file: http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-o/g-opr/On%20Scene/OSsummer2007.pdf)

The Portable SIPRNet (PS) provides secure communications up to the level of SECRET. The portable SIPRNet asset consists of standard approved image laptops, a satellite terminal and network equipment necessary to provide connections to SIPRNet at remote locations. It is housed in flyaway cases that can be transported by two personnel as carry on baggage on commercial aircraft. PS can be deployed independently or as a module that plugs into the eMICP and MCV.


Telecommunications & Information Systems Command (TISCOM)

Coast Guard Telecommunication and Information Systems Command (TISCOM) located in Alexandria, Virginia, provides telecommunications, electronics, and information systems support to the Coast Guard. The Command is the Coast Guard's lead developer of voice and data communications systems. Building modern digital communication networks, integrating computer technology into the Coast Guard's daily routine is our primary responsibility. The focus of the TISCOM team of engineers, technicians, and support staff is to solve today's information technology problems through timely, quality service to the field.

TISCOM is organized into ten divisions: Administration, Ceremonial Honor Guard, Facilities Engineering, Workstation Engineering, INFOSYS Operations, Information Assurance, Telecommunication Operations, Network Engineering, Radio Systems and DMS (Defense Message System).

The Telecomm Operations Division has three Branches. This division manages the Coast Guard's voice, data and message telecommunication systems and services (FTS2000, Coast Guard Data Network, etc.) This Division also serves as the facility manager and maintains configuration control for Communication Stations, Communication Centers and coordination centers.

The Systems Support Branch maintains a Coast Guard wide HOTLINE desk for telecomm systems.

The Telecomm Systems Management Branch provides life cycle management and electronics equipment support for assigned telecommunication equipment. In addition, this Branch is responsible for telecommunication configuration management.

The Communications Services Branch supports the operation and management of voice and message telecommunication systems throughout the Coast Guard. It is the facility manager for fixed and mobile communications facilities. This Branch also serves as the account manager for all national level voice and data telecommunication services.

The Network Engineering Division is responsible for executing telecommunication engineering projects and related electronics and computer systems projects. Executing includes design, test/evaluations, procurement, delivery and installation.

The Radio Systems Division designs, develops, procures, tests, and installs all short and long range radio systems to meet established requirements

The DMS Division is responsible for overall development and implementation of a Multi-Year initiative to automate and streamline the Coast Guard Communication System. The Defense Message System is scheduled to replace the Automated Digital Network (AUTODIN) in December 1999. View the DMS Primer as a MS Word document -- download DMSPrimer.zip (228k), or view the document through your web browser as an HTML file.

The Information Systems Directorate (ISD) is responsible for handling contractual and technical issues associated with the Standard Workstation under the direction of the Information Systems Director.

This Directorate is organized into three areas: Workstation Engineering, INFOSYS Operations and Information Assurance.

The Workstation Engineering Division is responsible for Standard Workstation Three (SWIII) Configuration Management, Standard Workstation Image, SWIII server architecture/ implementation, SWIII architecture documentation, SWIII Contract hardware/software evaluation, New Technology, and SWIII Software Certification.

The INFOSYS Operations Division is responsible for the SWIII Help Desk, Exchange, and E-Mail help.

The Information Assurance Division provides secure telecommunication support for the Coast Guard coordinating cryptographic keying material and equipment needs for the Coast Guard. It also serves as the NATO sub-registry for the Coast Guard.

Operations Systems Center

The Operations Systems Center (OSC) is a government-owned, contractor-operated unit with the primary function of providing full life-cycle support for operationally-focused Coast Guard Automated Information Systems. These systems support the Coast Guard’s five strategic missions: Protection of Natural Resources, National Defense, Maritime Safety, Mobility, and Security.

At the OSC’s establishment in 1991, 45 full-time staff members supported five mission-critical information systems. Today, there are over 340 full-time staff members operating, maintaining, developing, and/or providing user support for over 35 enterprise-wide information systems. Team OSC, comprised of Active Duty Military, Federal Civilian, Contractors, and Reservists, provides technical support to Coast Guard Program Managers concerning these systems, to ensure proper system operation, analyze needs, and recommend configuration changes.

Rescue 21 Program

Source: Coast Guard Fact Sheet

Rescue 21, the Coast Guard’s advanced command, control and direction-finding communications system, was created to better locate mariners in distress and save lives and property at sea and on navigable rivers. By harnessing state-of-the-market technology, Rescue 21 enables the Coast Guard to execute its search and rescue missions with greater agility and efficiency.

Why this project?
Rescue 21 replaces the National Distress and Response System, which has been in use since the 1970s. Rescue 21 can more accurately identify the location of callers in distress via towers that generate lines of bearing to the source of VHF radio transmissions, thereby significantly reducing search time. Rescue 21 extends coverage out to a minimum of 20 nautical miles from the coastline. It improves information sharing and coordination with the Department of Homeland Security and other federal, state and local first responders, and can also identify suspected hoax calls, conserving valuable response resources.

How is the project implemented?
Rescue 21 will meet both the safety requirements needed for the expanding Marine Transportation System (MTS), as well as International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) standards. Rescue 21 also provides modernized command and control capabilities and improved MDA, both critical to the performance of Coast Guard missions.

The Rescue 21 system reached Initial Operating Capability (IOC) in December 2005. The project is continuing to install sites in order to maximize Rescue 21 coverage as well as sustain equipment at Coast Guard sites, including those of the Continental United States, Hawaii and overseas territories. Additionally, the Coast Guard is deploying a Rescue 21 system that is tailored to the unique logistical and operational needs of sectors located in Alaska and Western Rivers.

The Rescue 21 project selects for installation sites that will meet the needs of the Coast Guard, and, working with environmental and wildlife experts and local communities, helps ensure that Rescue 21 sites preserve the ecosystem. The site selection process includes:

•Regional surveys.
•Establishment of remote antenna sites.
•Physical installation and testing of the communications equipment at Coast Guard facilities and communication centers throughout the region.
•Ongoing follow-on maintenance and support of the Rescue 21 system
Rescue 21 enables the Coast Guard to execute its search and rescue missions with greater agility and efficiency.

Features
•Improved information sharing and coordination with the Department of Homeland Security and federal, state and local first responders
•Geographic display to assist in identifying hoax callers, conserving valuable response resources
•Digital Selective Calling (DSC) support, which allows mariners in distress with DSC-equipped radios to transmit, at the push of a button, their exact GPS position and vital vessel information to the Coast Guard and other DSC-equipped vessels
•Improved clarity, recording and playback capabilities for all communications
•Simultaneous monitoring and relaying of information over multiple radio frequencies
•Portable tower communications equipment for use during emergencies and natural disasters
•Automated transmission of urgent marine information broadcasts

Rescue 21 is operational along the entire Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts of the continental United States as well as along the shores of the Great Lakes, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Marianas Islands, covering approximately 41,871 miles of coastline. The system was accepted at Sector Buffalo Aug. 22, 2012
Rescue 21 will replace a wide range of aging, obsolete VHF-FM radio communications equipment and will revolutionize how the Coast Guard communicates and carries out its various missions. The system offers:

- Enhanced VHF-FM and UHF (line-of-site) coverage, for more certain reception of distress calls.

- Position localization — within 2 degrees — of VHF-FM transmissions, so rescue vessels have a dramatically smaller area to search.

- An increase in the number of voice and data channels from one to six, allowing watchstanders to conduct multiple operations. No longer will a single caller in distress — or worse, a hoax caller — prevent another caller from getting through.

- Protected communications for all Coast Guard operations.

- Position tracking of certain Coast Guard assets such as boats and cutters.

- Digital voice recording with immediate, enhanced playback, improving the chances for unclear messages to be understood.

- Improved interoperability among the Coast Guard and federal, state, and local partners, so additional resources can be added to rescue operations as needed.

- Digital selective calling (DSC), an alternate distress communication system used internationally on Channel 70. If properly registered with a Mobile Maritime Service Identity (MMSI) number and interfaced with GPS, the DSC radio signal transmits vital vessel information, position, and the nature of distress (if entered) at the push of a button. Please note that the Coast Guard will be DSC-enabled only where and when Rescue 21 is fully rolled-out.

- Rescue 21 will provide the U.S. with a maritime distress and response communications system comparable to state-of-the-art systems in Great Britain and Norway, only on a much grander geographic scale. The Coast Guard’s new system will also rival the land-based systems that many state and local emergency services already have in place.

By replacing outdated technology with a fully integrated communications system that bridges interoperability gaps, Rescue 21 boosts the ability to protect boaters and the nation’s coasts. Saving lives and providing homeland security are both vital missions in the 21st century.

Coast Guard Funding & Budgets

FY 14 Budget Appropriation
The Senate appropriation bill restores funding for 2 HC-130H aircraft and one High Endurance cutter.
It provides $10 million for RB-Medium boats, $632 million for NSC program and $310 million for 6 FRC cutters. It allows retirement of two 110 foot patrol boats. $1.2 billion is earmarked for acquisition.

The House version restored funding for air facilities in Charleston, SC and Newport, OR.

FY 14 Budget Request
FY2014 requests $9.79 billion overall with $909 million for acquisition. Cuts include:

Retire all HU-25 aircraft
Close two air facilities
Retire two HC-130H aircraft
Divert $26 million in training funds for operations
Decommission two High Endurance cutters
Acquisitions include:
$743 million for NSC-7, two FRC cutters, OPC cutter acquisition, and 140 foot ice breaker upkeep
$28 million for MH-65 upgrades
Manned Covert Surveillance Aircraft – funding to operate and support the first aircraft which is planned to operate out of Miami, FL

FY 12 Budget Request

FY2012 requests $10.3 billion overall with $1.4 billion for acquisition. Cuts include:

Eliminating MSST Anchorage
Will retire four HU-25 fixed-wing aircraft.
Will decommission the High Endurance Cutters HAMILTON, CHASE, RUSH, and JARVIS.
Will decommission the Medium Endurance Cutter ACUSHNET.
Will decommission icebreaker POLAR SEA.
Will decommission all 179 foot PCs.
$1.4 billion is requested for modernization to include:
40 response boats-medium
2 HC-144As
Replacement MH-60 for CG 6017
6 Fast Response Cutters
Upgrade 8 MH-60s

FY 11 Budget Request

The FY 2011 budget requests $1.381 billion for the following projects:
Response Boat-Medium - $42 million for 10 boats
Rescue 21 - $36 million
Funds production of HC-144A #15
Continues upgrades to HC-130H, HH-60, and H-65 aircraft.
Fully funds production of NSC #5
Requests $240 million for the Fast Response Cutter program for hulls #9-12
Provides necessary funding to support ATC Mobile transition from four HU-25 aircraft to four HC-144A aircraft in FY 2009-2014 and CGAS Miami transition from six HU-25 aircraft to seven HC-144A aircraft in FY 2010-2015.

FY 10 Budget Request

The FY 10 budget request was for $6.5 billion for Operating Expenses and $1 billion for Deepwater as follows:
$305 million for aircraft
$591 million for surface ships
$154 million for C4ISR

AIRCRAFT
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Delivery of HC-144A Maritime Patrol Aircraft #13 & 14
HH-60 engine sustainment and avionics, wiring and sensor upgrades for eight aircraft
HH-65 conversion to modernized components, cockpit and enhanced interoperability for 22 aircraft
HC-130H avionics and sensor upgrades for eight aircraft, as well as four center wing box replacements
Decommissions four aging aircraft

SURFACE
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Completion of National Security Cutter #4
Analysis and design for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC)
Production of Fast Response Cutters (FRC-Bs) #5-#8
Production of Deepwater Cutter Small Boats
Overhaul five Medium Endurance Cutters and three 110-foot cutters
$103 million for 30 Response Boat-Medium boats

C4ISR
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$117 million for Rescue 21 program for California and New England Sectors to receive Rescue 21 capability, and continued development of Great Lakes, Hawaii, Guam, and Puerto Rico Sectors
Eliminates LORAN-C system

FY 09 Budget Request

The FY 09 budget request asks for $6.2 billion for Operating Expenses and $990 million for Deepwater as follows:

$327 million for aircraft
$243 million for surface ships
$611 million for SAR
$722 million for drug interdiction

AIRCRAFT
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$86.7 million for delivery of two HC-144A Maritime Patrol Aircraft
$64.5 million for 22 MH-65C helicopter conversions
$52.7 million for 8 HH-60 helicopter upgrades
$24.5 million for sensor upgrades for 9 HC-130s and center wing box replacements for 5 aircraft
$6.9 million for Armed Helicopter Follow-On/Atlantic Area Aviation Deployment Center to provide for the maintenance and upkeep of AUF equipment. The LANTAREA Deployment Center will serve as the replacement for HITRON
$24 million in operations funding for 4 HC-144A aircraft

SURFACE
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$353.7 million for NSC cutter #4
$115.3 million for 3 Fast Response Cutters
$35.5 million for upgrades of 5 Medium Endurance Cutters
$30.8 million for overhaul of four 110-foot patrol boats
$2.4 million for 3 cutter small boats
$64 million for 14 Response Boats-Medium

C4ISR
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$88.1 million for C4ISR items
$87.6 million for the Rescue 21 program
$7.1 million for upgrades for legacy cutters, boats, aircraft, and operations centers

FY 08 Budget Appropriation

The FY 08 budget appropriation provided for $5.9 billion for Operating Expenses and $1.1 billion for Acquisition, Construction and Improvements.

FY 08 Appropriation Breakdown
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AIRCRAFT
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$11.5 million to increase the HH-65 fleet by 7 helicopters for the National Capital Region air defense mission
$170 million for 3 more HC-144A maritime patrol aircraft
$57.3 million for HH-60 conversion
$18.9 million for HC-130H sustainment
$50.8 million for HH-65 conversion
$24.6 million for Airborne Use of Force equipment to outfit 42 MH-65Cs and 7 MH-60Js
$5.8 million for missionization and fleet introduction of the C-130Js. The missionization project has experienced an increase in estimated cost that exceeds 8% of the total contracted cost. Pending approval of a remediation plan to address the cost overrun, Coast Guard does not intend to expend funds missionizing C-130J four through six.

C4ISR
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$89.6 million for C4ISR
$2.5 million for 12 HF transmitters
$3.6 million for planning and design of an expansion to the Coast Guard Operations System Center.
$80.3 million for the Rescue 21 communications upgrade program
$12 million for Nationwide Automatic Identification System

SURFACE
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$165.7 million for the National Security Cutter (NSC) for NSC #3 and #4
$11.5 million for Coast Guard to pilot an intensive maintenance regime for 110-foot Island Class patrol boats in District Seven. The additional funding provided will allow eight 110-foot patrol boats home-ported in Miami, Key West and St. Petersburg, Florida to operate an additional 3,200 hours per year.
$45 million for the response boat medium (RB-M) to support the acquisition of 14 additional RB-Ms.

FY 07 Budget Appropriation

The final FY 07 budget appropriation allocates $7.8 billion to the Coast Guard. This includes $1.066 billion for Deepwater. Operating expenses are funded at $5.48 billion.

The bill includes $1.33 billion for acquisition, construction and improvements; $16 million to remove or repair bridges; $17 million for research and development; $122 million for reserve training; and $1.063 billion for retired pay.

The funding request for a new Coast Guard headquarters complex in Washington, D.C. was deleted until the Homeland Security Department has finalized plans for moving other agencies to the space.

Lawmakers included $127 million to speed up development of the Fast Response Cutter to replace the 110-foot patrol boats.

The acquisitions account also includes $15 million for a new HH-60 Jayhawk to replace CG 6020 which was lost during a search and rescue mission in Alaska in December 2004 and $49 million for avionics upgrades and a service life extension project for the HH-60s.

The appropriation also funds the purchase an HC-235, develop the Eagle Eye unmanned aerial vehicle, and fund a construction of a new national security cutter.

FY 07 Budget Request
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USCG budget request for FY 07 is $7.1 billion ($8.4 billion when including retired pay). This includes $934.4 million for the Deepwater program modernization and $5.5 billion for operating expenses.

FY 07 Deepwater Spending Plan Breakdown
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AIRCRAFT
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$16.1 million for HC-130J missionization and funds 2,000 flight hours

$77.6 million for the HC-235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft program. This includes procurement and missionization of one CASA CN-235 300M Maritime Patrol Aircraft and funding for logistics to make two air stations operational using the new MPAs.

$4.9 million for the VTOL Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VUAV) program to buy one Ship Control Station (SCS) and one Ground Control Station (GCS)

$49.3 million for HH-60Js to upgrade their avionics, radar, FLIR, and extend their service life. It also funds the arming of two more HH-60s.

$32.4 million to complete replacement of HH-65 engines

$25.7 million for Airborne Use of Force equipment for 34 HH-65Cs at seven air stations

$30.5 million to fund operations for 29 helicopters outfitted for Airborne Use of Force, provide 600 flight hours for three covert surveillance aircraft, and 3,500 flight hours for three HC-235s

$60.5 million to fund operations of 5 HH-65 helicopters for National Capital Region air defense. The helicopters are to be forward deployed at CGAS Atlantic City.

$54 million for avionics modernization and surface-search radar replacement for 16 HC-130H long-range search aircraft

C4ISR
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$60.8 million for C4ISR upgrades and maintenance support for SIPRNET (Secret Internet Protocol Router Network) capability on Deepwater cutters to allow for transmission and reception of classified intelligence and information

$17 million for domain awareness programs to include SIPRNET, Sector Command Centers and counter-intelligence

$11.2 million for nationwide Automatic Identification System (AIS) upgrades

$39.6 million for Rescue 21 communications modernization program

SURFACE
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National Security Cutter (NSC) - $417.8 million - Funds the Full Operational Capability of NSC #1 and the construction and long lead items for NSC #4

$41.6 million for the production of the first 140 foot Fast Response Cutter

$24.7 million for Medium Response Boat - will fund 180 small boats to replace 41 foot boats currently in service

$1.2 million for production of one Long Range Interceptor (LRI, 36-foot small boat) and one Short Range Prosecutor (SRP, 24-foot small boat)

Surface Legacy Sustainment/Enhancements $37.8 million - Funds the Maintenance Effectiveness Project (MEP) for 270’ and 210’ Medium Endurance Cutters (WMEC), which includes replacing major sub-systems such as small boat davits, oily water separators, air conditioning & refrigeration plants, and evaporators and upgrade of main propulsion control and monitoring systems.

$66.8 million for surface operations (fuel & maintenance)

$4.7 million for one prototype Maritime Security Mission Team (MSRT) with two Direct Action Sections (DAS) to provide 24/7 capability

LOGISTICS
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$42.3 million for the Logistics Information Management System

$2.5 million for HF communications recapitalization to replace 88 HF transmitters

$50.2 million for a new Coast Guard headquarters building

$29.1 million for shore facilities

The FY 07 budget request also calls for:

• Phase 1 of termination of the LORAN ATN program

• Decom USCGC GENTIAN

• Decom USCGC STORIS and replace it in Kodiak with USCGC MUNRO


FY 06 Budget Appropriation

The final FY06 Coast Guard budget appropriation is $6.8 billion. $933.1 million allocated for the Deepwater program.

FY 06 Budget Request
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USCG budget request for FY06 was $6.9 billion, an 11.4-percent increase over the comparable 2005 level. This includes:

$1.9 billion for the Coast Guard’s Port, Waterways, and Coastal Security mission, to fund a variety of high-priority Coast Guard initiatives like armed, high-speed boats in ports with liquefied natural gas terminals, further implementation of the Automatic Identification System to track sea-going vessels and enhance Maritime Domain Awareness, new weapons systems for the Coast Guard’s helicopter fleet, and implementation of the Common Operating Picture to enable Coast Guard assets to work better
together.

$515 Million for SAR

$653 Million for drug interdiction

$966,000,000 shall be available until September 30, 2010, for the Integrated Deepwater Systems program.


$966M FY06 Deepwater Spending Plan Details
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AIRCRAFT
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Deepwater aircraft funding request for FY06 is $259 million. Which breaks down as follows:

Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) - No funding requested in FY06. Three HC-235s were ordered last year with an option for five more.

VTOL Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VUAV) $57 million - Funds production of the third VUAV, the Full Operational Capability and missionization of the first three VUAVs, and acquisition of ground control technology and training.

HH-65 Re-engine $133.1 million - Purchases and installs engines. Restores safety and reliability of aircraft power plant.

HH-60 Avionics $25 million Upgrades - HH-60J avionics suite, aircraft electrical wiring, and connectors.

HH-60 SLEP $6.3 million - Extends service life by replacing fittings, electrical wiring, and structural elements.

HH-60 Radar/FLIR Replacement $5.9 million - Replaces weather/search radar and upgrades FLIR 2000 thermal imaging system.

HC-130 Electronics Upgrade $16.3 million - Upgrades avionics, MILSATCOM equipment, and weather radar.

HC-130 Search Radar $15.4 million - Replaces search radar.

C4ISR
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C4ISR $ 74.4 million
Common Operating Picture (COP) # 32 million - Funds C4ISR Increment 3 which results in greater functionality of the standard Command and Control System (CG-C2) used aboard cutters, aircraft and shore assets.

Cutter Upgrades - C4ISR 4 $36 million - C4ISR hardware and software improvements for 270’ and 210’ Medium Endurance Cutters
(WMEC) including Boarding Party Communications, Law Enforcement/Marine Band Radio, MF/HF Frequency Band Voice & Data Automatic Link Establishment (MF/HF ALE) Radio, UHF band Navy Data Link Radio, and replaces the Radio Direction Finding (RDF) System and Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Transponder & Interrogator System.

Shore Sites 2 $6.4 million - Procurement, testing, and installation of Medium and High Frequency Band Automatic Link
Establishment (MF/HF ALE) infrastructure at Communications Area Master Stations and Communications Stations.

SURFACE
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Surface $522.4 million

National Security Cutter (NSC) $368 million - Funds the Full Operational Capability of NSC #1 and the construction and long lead items for NSC #3.

Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) Complete Design $108 million - Completes the design and acquires select long lead items for the lead ship.

IDS Patrol Boats- Fast Response Cutter $7.5 million - Funds Initial Operation Capability for the lead ship.

IDS Small Boats - Long Range Interceptor $1.4 million - Production of two LRIs, one each for NSCs #2 and #3.

Surface Legacy Sustainment/Enhancements $37.5 million - Funds the Maintenance Effectiveness Project (MEP) for 270’ and 210’ Medium Endurance Cutters (WMEC), which includes replacing major sub-systems such as small boat davits, oily water separators, air conditioning & refrigeration plants, and evaporators and upgrade of main propulsion control and monitoring systems.
270' MEP ($7.5M per Hull) 3 $22.5 million
210' MEP ($5M per Hull) 3 $15.0 million

LOGISTICS
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Facilities Required for Future Asset Deployments $10.1 million - Construction of MPA hangar at ATC Mobile, the OCCSU and pier upgrades at Alameda, CA, and an addition to CG Communication Master Station, Atlantic (CAMSLANT) in Chesapeake, VA.


USCG Sector/Station List




LANTAREA

CAMSLANT Chesapeake
USCGRU/USJFCOM
USCGRU-USSOUTHCOM, Miami, Florida
Coast Guard International Ice Patrol
U.S. Coast Guard Activities Europe
ISC Portsmouth
HITRON Jacksonville, FL
Activities Europe, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic (MLCLANT)
ISC Portsmouth
Training Center Cape May
Training Center Yorktown
Aviation Technical Training Center Elizabeth City
Atlantic Area Deployment Center, Jacksonville, FL

District 1:

CGAS Cape Cod, MA
Sector Northern New England
MSFO Belfast, ME
MSFO New Castle, NH (Portsmouth)
Station Boothbay Harbor, ME
Station Burlington, VT
Station Portsmouth Harbor, NH
Station South Portland, ME
ANT Portland
Station Eastport, ME
Station Jonesport, ME
Station Southwest Harbor, ME
ANT Southwest Harbor
Station Rockland, ME
Sector Boston
Station Merrimack River, MA
Station Gloucester, MA
Station Boston, MA
Station Point Allerton, MA
Station Scituate, MA
Light Station Boston, MA
Sector Southeastern New England
Station Provincetown, MA
Station Chatham, MA
Station Cape Cod Canal, MA
Station Woods Hole, MA
Station Brant Point, MA
Station Menemsha, MA
Station Castle Hill, RI
Station Point Judith, RI
MSFO Cape Cod
MSFO New Bedford
ANT Bristol
ANT Woods Hole
Sector Long Island Sound
ANT Long Island Sound
MSD Coram
Station Eaton's Neck
Station New Haven, CT
Station New London, CT
ANT Moriches
Station Fire Island, NY
Station Jones Beach, NY
Station Montauk, NY
Sector New York, NY
ANT Saugerties
ANT New York
Station New York, NY
Station Sandy Hook, NJ
Station Shinnecock, NY

District 5:
CGAS Atlantic City
CGAS Elizabeth City
Sector Baltimore
Station Annapolis, MD
Station St. Inigoes, MD
Station Crisfield, MD
Station Curtis Bay, MD
Station Washington, DC
Station Oxford, MD
Station Stillpond, MD
Station IMARV Taylor's Island
Sector Delaware Bay
Station Philadelphia, PA
SARDET Salem, NJ
Station Atlantic City, NJ
Station Barnegat Inlet, NJ
Station Beach Haven, NJ (seasonal)
Station Cape May, NJ
Station/SARDET Fortescue, NJ (seasonal)
Station Great Egg, NJ (seasonal)
Station Manasquan, NJ
SARDET Roosevelt Island, NJ (seasonal)
Station Sharks River, NJ (seasonal)
Station Townsend Inlet, NJ (seasonal)
Sector Hampton Roads
Station Little Creek, VA
Station Cape Charles, VA
Station Portsmouth, VA
Station Milford Haven, VA
Station Chincoteague, VA
Station Wachapreague, VA
Station Indian River Inlet, DE
Station Ocean City, MD
Sector North Carolina
MSU Wilmington, NC
Station Fort Macon, NC
Station Wrightsville Beach, NC
Station Emerald Isle, NC
Station Hobucken, NC
Station Oak Island, NC
Station Ocracoke, NC (to be closed)
Station Oregon Inlet, NC
Station Hatteras Inlet, NC
Station Elizabeth City, NC

District 7:
CGAS Miami
CGAS Savannah
AIRFAC Charleston
CGAS Clearwater
CGAS Key West
MFPU Kings Bay, GA
Sector Charleston
Station Charleston, SC
Station Georgetown, SC
Station Tybee Island, GA
Station Brunswick, GA
MSU Savannah, GA
Sector Miami
Station Miami Beach, FL
Station Fort Lauderdale, FL
Station Lake Worth Inlet, FL
Station Fort Pierce, FL
Sector St. Petersburg
Station Yankeetown, FL
Station Sand Key, FL
Station St. Petersburg, FL
Station Cortez, FL
Station Fort Myers Beach, FL
Sector Key West
Station Key West, FL
Station Marathon, FL
Station Islamadora, FL
Sector Jacksonville
Station Mayport, FL
Station Port Canaveral, FL
MSD Canaveral
Station Ponce de Leon Inlet, FL
Sector San Juan
CGAS Borinquen
Station San Juan, PR

District 8:
CGAS New Orleans
ATC Mobile
Gulf Coast Primary Crew Assembly Facility, Pascagoula, MS
Sector Corpus Christi
CGAS Corpus Christi
Station South Padre Island, TX
Station Port Aransas, TX
Station Port O'Connor, TX
Sector Houston-Galveston, TX
CGAS Houston
Station Freeport (Surfside, TX)
Station Sabine, TX
MSU Lake Charles, LA
MSU Port Arthur, TX
Station Galveston, TX
Station Houston, TX
Station Lake Charles, LA
Sector Mobile, AL
Station Dauphin Island (Mobile, AL)
Station Pascagoula, MS
Station Destin, FL
Station Panama City, FL
Station Pensacola, FL
Sector New Orleans, LA
Station New Orleans, LA
Station Grand Isle, LA
Station Venice, LA
Station Gulfport, MS
MSU Baton Rogue, LA
MSU Houma, LA
MSU Morgan City, LA
Sector Ohio Valley (Louisville, KY)
SSD Chattanooga, TN
SSD Hickman, KY
SSD Owensboro, KY
SSD Paris Landing, TN
SSD Sewickly, PA
MSU Huntington, WV
MSD Cincinnati, OH
MSU Paducah, KY
MSD Nashville, TN
MSU Pittsburgh, PA
Sector Upper Mississippi River (Keokuk, IA)
Sector Lower Mississippi River (Memphis, TN)
MSD Greenville
MSD Fort Smith
MSD Vicksburg

District 9:
CGAS Detroit
CGAS Traverse City
Sector Buffalo
Station Alex Bay
Station Sackets Harbor, NY
Station Oswego, NY
Station Sodus Point
Station Rochester, NY
Station Niagara, NY
Station Buffalo, NY
Station Erie, PA
Station Ashtabula
Station Fairport
MSU Cleveland, OH
Sector Detroit
Station Tawas, MI
Station Saginaw River, MI
Station Harbor Beach, MI
Station Port Huron, MI
Station St. Clair Shores, MI
Station Belle Isle, MI
Station Toledo, OH
Station Marblehead, OH
Station Lorain, OH
Station Cleveland Harbor, OH
MSU Toledo, OH
Sector Lake Michigan
Station Sturgeon Bay
Station Green Bay
Station Two Rivers
Station Sheboygan
Station Milwaukee
Station Kenosha
Station Wilmette Harbor
Station Calumet Harbor
MSU Chicago
Sector Field Office Grand Haven
Station Charlevoix
Station Frankfort
Station Manistee
Station Ludington
Station Muskegon
Station Grand Haven
Station Holland
Station St. Joseph
Station Michigan City
Sector Sault Ste Marie
Station Bayfield, WI
Station Duluth, MN
Station Marquette, MI
Station Portage, MI
Station St Ignace, MI
MSU Duluth, MI
ISD Sault Ste Marie, MI

PACAREA

CAMSPAC Point Reyes
Maintenance and Logistics Command Pacific (MLCP)
ISC Alameda
Training Center Petaluma, CA
Pacific Area Training Team

District 11:
CGAS San Francisco
CGAS Sacramento
CGAS Los Angeles
Station Lake Tahoe
Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach
Station Los Angeles, CA
Station Morro Bay, CA
Station Channel Islands Harbor, CA
Sector San Diego
CGAS San Diego
Station San Diego, CA
Sector San Francisco
Station San Francisco, CA
Station Golden Gate, CA
Station Monterey, CA
Station Rio Vista, CA
Station Bodega Bay, CA
Station Vallejo, CA
CGAS Humboldt Bay
Station Humboldt Bay, CA
Station Noyo River, CA

District 13:
MFPU Bangor, WA
Sector Seattle
Station Seattle, WA
CGAS Port Angeles
Station Port Angeles, WA
Station Neah Bay, WA
Station Quillayute River, WA
Station Bellingham, WA
Sector Portland
CGAS North Bend
CGAS Astoria
Station Portland, OR
Station Chetco River
Station Coos Bay
Station Umpqua River
Station Yaquina Bay
Station Depoe Bay
Station Coquille River
Station Siuslaw River
Station Tillamook Bay
Station Cape Disappointment
Station Grays Harbor

District 14:
CGAS Barbers Point
Sector Honolulu
Base Sand Island, HI
ISC Sand Island
Station Maui
Sector Guam

District 17:
CGAS Kodiak
CGAS Sitka
AIRFAC Cordova, AK
Communications Station Kodiak, AK
AIRFAC St. Paul Island, AK - HH-60J forward deployment site
Sector Juneau
Station Juneau, AK
Station Ketchikan, AK
Sector Anchorage
MSU Valdez, AK
Station Valdez, AK

DEPLOYABLE OPERATIONS GROUP

MSST 91101 -- Seattle
MSST 91102 -- Chesapeake, Va.
MSST 91103 -- Los Angeles/Long Beach
MSST 91104 -- Houston/Galveston
MSST 91105 -- San Francisco
MSST 91106 -- Ft. Wadsworth, NY
MSST 91107 -- Honolulu, HI
MSST 91108 -- St. Marys, Ga.
MSST 91109 -- San Diego, CA
MSST 91110 -- Boston, MA
MSST 91111 -- Anchorage
MSST 91112 -- New Orleans
MSST 91114 - Miami
National Strike Force
Maritime Security Response Team
Port Security Units

CAMSLANT/CAMSPAC HF Transmitter Sites
(Public Information in FCC Docs)

COMMSTA Boston, Maspee, MA - 41º 24' 00" N 070º 18' 57" W
CAMSLANT Chesapeake, VA - 36º 33' 59" N 076º 15' 23" W
COMMSTA Miami, Miami, FL - 25º 36' 58" N 080º 23' 04" W
COMMSTA New Orleans, Belle Chasse, LA - 29º 52' 40" N 089º 54' 46" W
CAMSPAC Point Reyes, CA - 38º 06' 00" N 122º 55' 48" W
COMMSTA Honolulu, Wahiawa, HI - 21º 31' 08" N 157º 59' 28" W
COMMSTA Kodiak, Kodiak, AK - 57º 04' 26" N 152º 28' 20" W
GUAM, Finegayan, GU - 13º 53' 08" N 144º 50' 20" E

Coast Guard Terminology

AIRSTA  Coast Guard Air Station
ALC   Aviation Logistics Center, Elizabeth City, NC
AMARG  Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Group, Davis Monthan AFB
AMVER   Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System
BANDIT  H-65
BLACKJACK  MH-65C on National Capital Region air defense mission
BENCHMARK  Term for reference point (used to pass position)
CAMSLANT       Communications Area Master Station Atlantic, Chesapeake, VA
CAMSPAC        Communications Area Master Station Pacific, Point Reyes, CA
CASPER  C-130 Airborne Sensory Palletized Electronic Reconnaissance equipment
CHARLIE  Copy, Clear (as in affirmative)
COMMSTA  Communications Station
CYCLOPS ##   HC-130
DEMON ##  HC-130
DMB   Datum Marker Buoy
DOLPHIN ##      H-65
DRAGON ##  H-65
ELT   Emergency Locator Transmitter
eMICP   Enhanced Mobile Incident Command Post
EPIRB   Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
ESD   Electronics Support Detachment
FALCON ##      HU-25
FLIR   Forward-Looking Infra-red
FOXTROT ##     HU-25
FOXTROT MIKE "FM" Frequency, most often VHF Marine Band
GUARDIAN ##  MH-65C
HERK ##        HC-130H
HOMEPLATE           Aircraft's home airfield
HOTEL/HIGH FOX High Frequency Radio
IN THE BLIND  Sending message without hearing response
JAYHAWK ##     HH-60J
JULIET ##       HH-60J
KILO ##  MH-65C
KINGBUSTERS ## USCG small boats
LANDLINE  Standard Telephone
LIMA CHARLIE  Loud and Clear
LE PATROL  Law Enforcement Patrol
MAKO ##   MH-65
MEDEVAC  Medical Evacuation
MCV   Mobile Communications Vehicle
MSD   Marine Safety Detachment (subordinate to an MSO)
MSO                  Marine Safety Office
NOVEMBER ##  HC-144A
NVG                  Night Vision Goggles
OMNI ##         HC-130 on a law enforcement mission
OPBAT                Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos joint counterdrug operation (USCG, DEA, & CBP)
PANTHER        Joint DEA/USCG counterdrug ops center, Nassau, Bahamas
PIW                  Person(s) In Water
POB                  People/Persons On Board
PPR                  Prior Permission Required
PS   Portable SIPRNet
RAPTOR  USCG Response Boat-Medium at Key West
RESCUE         USCG aircraft on actual SAR mission
RCC                  Rescue Coordination Center
RTB                  Return To Base
SABER          USCG Auxiliary Aircraft
SAR CASE             Search And Rescue Mission
SARSAT               Search And Rescue Satellite
SCN                  Systems Coordination Net (HF Ship-Shore Radio)
SHARK ##       USCG Cutter
SITREP               Situation Report
SLDMB                Self-Locating Datum Marker Buoy
SOB                  Souls On Board, older term for POB often used by USCG
SSD   Shoreside Support Detachments
STINGRAY ##    HU-25 now also being used by MH-68As
STRIKER ##  MH-65
SWORDFISH ##   MH-60J Jayhawks and HU-25 Falcons
TCC                  Transportable Communications Center
TIBURON   USCG Cutter
UNIFORM HOTEL      Ultra High Frequency Radio
VICTOR SIERRA Sector search by single asset
ZEAL ##  MH-65C


Links of Interest

USCG homepage: http://uscg.mil/

An excellent unofficial USCG blog: http://ucgblog.blogspot.com/

Coast Guard Report: http://coastguardreport.org/

Coast Guard news: https://www.piersystem.com/external/index.cfm?cid=786

Track ship movements on your computer: http://shipplotter.com/

ShipCom LLC: http://www.shipcom.com/

SARSAT: http://www.sarsat.noaa.gov/

USCG Amateur Radio Net: http://www.w5cgc.org/

AMVER: http://www.amver.com/

The Coast Guard Channel: http://www.coastguardchannel.com/index.shtml

Coast Guard News: http://www.coastguardnews.com/

Fred's Place: http://www.fredsplace.org/

Sources: Various USCG fact sheets, hazegray.org, US Navy League Seapower 2008 Almanac, ACP-113(AG), Hugh Stegman's Federal Callsign List, various data from the old WUN List