The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Wilmington, N.C., conducts a patrol in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nick Ameen

Blue moon brings blue lights

Written by Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Saunders The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, a 210-foot medium endurance cutter homeported in Wilmington, N.C., conducted nighttime boardings of pelagic longline vessels during the weekend of August 31st, the first blue moon since […]


Coast Guard Cutter Tampa crew remembers 9/11

Post written by Ensign Heather Johanson. While on patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tampa held a stirring remembrance ceremony on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The cutter’s 14 first class petty officers planned the day’s events. At […]