U.S Coast Guard new cutters in Honolulu

U.S Coast Guard new cutters in Honolulu


ROSS: THE TWO NEWEST NATIONAL SECURITY CUTTERS ARE IN HONOLULU. THEY ARE FAST ACTING VESSELS THAT CAN EXECUTE THE MOST CHALLENGING NATIONAL SECURITY MISSIONS – BEYOND THE COAST GUARD’S TRADITIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE WORK – SUCH AS HOMELAND SECURITY AND DEFENSE… COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE U-S COAST GUARD CUTTER MIDGETT… ROSS: 1.Q-WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THESE TWO ASSETS – AND WHY THEY’RE SO IMPORTANT TO THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS AND IN THE PACIFIC? OFFICER OF U.S. COAST GUARD CUTTER MIDGETT A-THE KIMBALL AND MIDGETT, ALONG WITH THE THREE FAST RESPONSE CUTTERS ALSO HOMEPORTED IN HONOLULU, WILL FURTHER ADVANCE THE COAST GUARD’S LONGSTANDING COMMITMENT TO SAFEGUARD THE NATION’S MARITIME SAFETY, SECURITY, AND ECONOMIC INTERESTS THROUGH CRITICAL PACIFIC REGION. ROSS: 2. Q-HOW DID THE SHIPS GET THEIR NAMES? A-KIMBALL- IS THE THIRD SHIP TO BEAR THIS NAME, IN HONOR OF SUMNER KIMBALL, WHO SERVED AS SUPERINTENDENT OF THEREVENUE MARINE AND AS GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE LIFE-SAVING SERVICE FROM 1878 UNTIL THE TWO ORGANIZATIONS MERGED IN 1915 TO BECOME THE MODERN-DAY U.S. COAST GUARD. MIDGETT- IS NAMED TO HONOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE MIDGETT FAMILY WHO SERVED IN THE COAST THE FAMILY EARNED HIGH HONORS FOR THEIR HEROIC LIFE-SAVING EFFORTS. ROSS: 3. Q-THE MIDGETT WAS JUST COMMISSIONED – BUT IT’S ALREADY MADE HEADLINES WITH A HUGE COCAINE SEIZURE CORRECT? A-THE MIDGETT’S TRANSIT TO HAWAII WAS PUNCTUATED BY TWO INTERDICTIONS OF SUSPECTED LOW-PROFILE, PACIFIC OCEAN THE END OF JULY. THE BOARDINGS RESULTED IN A COMBINED SEIZURE OF OVER 6,700 POUNDS OF COCAINE, ESTIMATED TO BE WORTH OVER $89 MILLION. ROSS: 4. Q-IT SEEMS LIKE THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF NEW COAST GUARD SHIPS SHOWING UP – WHY IS THAT? A-OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS, HONOLULU HAS SEEN THREE NEW FAST RESPONSE CUTTERS AND THESE TWO NEW NATIONAL SECURITY CUTTERS. THE COAST GUARD IS MODERNIZING AND UPGRADING ITS FLEET IN EFFORT TO DEPLOY GLOBALLY TO CONDUCT ESSENTIAL COAST GUARD MISSIONS. IN TODAY’S COMPLEX AND GEOSTRATEGIC ENVIRONMENT WITH RISING GREAT POWER COMPETITION, THE IMPORTANCE AND DEMAND FOR A STRONG COAST GUARD PRESENCE. ROSS: THANK YOU CAPTAIN FOR SHARING YOUR STORIES, AND FOR ALL THE WORK THAT YOU DO PROTECTING OUR FREEDOM! COMING UP… CHRIS WILL CHECK ON YOUR MORNING

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  • September 8, 2019 at 12:39 pm
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    go go go usa dont wait china attact.

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