WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the names for its Sentinel Class of Fast Response Cutters, each vessel being named for a deceased leader, trailblazer or hero of the Coast Guard and its predecessor services of the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, the U.S. Lifesaving Service and the U.S. Lighthouse Service.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input from mariners for a study of navigation requirements in the Pacific Seacoast System. 

The Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study will review the short range Aids to Navigation (ATON) system that covers American waterways from the Canadian border to the Mexican border and around Alaska, Hawaii and the Marianas Islands.

WASHINGTON — The National Image, Inc., Meritorious Service Award was presented to two civilian employees from U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and one Coast Guard servicemember from Coast Guard Sector New York at the IMAGE 45th National Training Program Sept. 14 in Albuquerque, N.M.

HOUSTON — The Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Hurricane Harvey response incident command post Joint Information Center was disestablished Tuesday.

Coast Guard Public Affairs Detachment Texas will continue to monitor port and waterway operations.

For Hurricane Harvey response inquiries, call 281-464-4810 or 832-293-1293.



WASHINGTON — Coast Guard Art Program artist Ken Smith received the George Gray Award for Artistic Excellence at a ceremony Thursday at the Salmagundi Club in New York City.

Smith, from Pulaski, Virginia, was selected as the recipient of the George Gray Award for his work, "Lifeline," a 30-inch by 22.5-inch oil on canvas painting depicting two female Coast Guard members on a response boat as they coil lines used to retrieve victims from the water.  

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is mourning the recent loss of its second Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, Phillip F. Smith, who died June 22, 2017.

WASHINGTON --The U.S. Coast Guard announced today an update to its navigation guidance for the use of electronic charts in lieu of paper charts and publications.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct a public Marine Board of Investigation hearing into the loss of the Fishing Vessel Destination, and its six crewmembers. This hearing session will focus on weather and human factors as well as the mechanical state and stability of the vessel before and during its final voyage. The National Transportation Safety Board, which conducted its own investigation, will fully participate in the Marine Board of Investigation hearings.

WASHINGTON -- The Coast Guard  announced June 30, 2017 that it is seeking applications for membership on the National Boating Safety Advisory Council.

The National Boating Safety Advisory Council operates under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and was established under the authority of 46 United States Code 13110 to advise the Coast Guard on boating safety regulations and other major boating safety matters.

WASHINGTON --- The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) recognized the U.S. Coast Guard as a committed partner in diversity by presenting it with the society's Chairman's Award. Rear Adm. Michael Johnston, executive director, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, received the award on behalf of the service at the NSBE's 43rd Annual Convention March 30 in Kansas City, MO.