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Welcome to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter RUSH (WHEC-723) Website


RUSH in Honolulu



Whether you are a new crewmember looking for information about reporting aboard, a family member checking on our deployment progress or simply curious about RUSH, I think this site will provide you with the information you desire.

Serving aboard a 378 foot High Endurance Coast Guard cutter is quite an experience. RUSH’s normal operations can take us to every part of the Pacific Ocean as well as to the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. In each deployment, RUSH will cover an average of over 12,000 nautical miles. The missions can be very demanding, yet always rewarding. Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement and National Defense all enter into our daily responsibilities. The key to our success in these missions is the high caliber of the women and men that make RUSH come alive.

Those reporting aboard come with varying levels of personal skills in a wide array of abilities required for shipboard life. For some, it is their first experience after initial training and nearly everything is new. For others, RUSH is an opportunity to accept a more responsible position and continue their professional growth. All of us have something to contribute and something to gain. These abilities come together under the pressure of performing the Coast Guard’s missions to form a ship’s crew, providing an experience that is hard to replicate.

I consider the opportunity to serve with the sailors on RUSH an incredible privilege. Spend some time on our website and you will get a glimpse of life aboard RUSH, and perhaps understand why we are so proud of what we do. Our motto is Kia'i Kai No Ka Oi, The Best in the Coast Guard, which we are proud to be.

To contact USCGC RUSH:
Phone: 1-808-842-2870 Fax: 1-808-842-2871

For Search and Rescue Emergencies
National Response Center: 1-800-424-8802
Sector Honolulu 1-808-842-2600             Sector Guam: 1-671-339-6100

Last Modified 11/7/2013