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Coast Guard ramps up in Hawaii with 2 new ships


    Coast Guard Cutter Midgett crew members seized more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine July 26 from a small vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific. Midgett crew members boarded the suspected smuggling vessel and seized the cocaine during the cutter’s relocation from the Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard where the cutter was built to its future home port in Honolulu, where the cutter is scheduled for a dual-commissioning ceremony Aug. 24.

The Coast Guard in Honolulu is getting a second new $670 million national security cutter, a third new fast-response cutter and is taking part in a new operating concept in American Samoa that the service’s commandant said is part of a “doubling down” of capability in Oceania between Hawaii and Australia. Read more

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