Explore the aircraft, cutters and boats used by the Coast Guard to conduct various missions throughout the world.
BERING SEA, Alaska - The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley is pictured before a Bering Sea patrol with a Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-66 Dolphin helicopter embarked on the stern of the cutter, July 27th, 2018. During Bering Sea patrols the cutter’s crew conducts boarding evolutions of the fishing fleet and can respond to search and rescue cases as needed.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley ties up at its homeport in Kodiak, Alaska, Feb. 8, 2015. The crew has been underway for 70 days patrolling the Bering Sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Honings)
USCGC Alex Haley (WMEC 39) steams offshore of Honolulu as two MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point pass overhead March 4, 2016. The Alex Haley crew is in Hawaii for tailored ships training availability to assess the crew and the ship's readiness. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle/Released)
The capabilities of the Alex Haley are unique and ideal for safely accomplishing many different missions in service to the Coast Guard and the Nation. The cutter's primary missions are: homeland security, search and rescue, and international and domestic fisheries enforcement. While originally designed by the Navy for rescue and salvage, changes made to the Cutter by the Coast Guard have made the Alex Haley ideally suited for her primary operating location: the Bering Sea and other Alaskan waters. The original design produced a very stable ship that rides well in heavy seas.