USCGC MONOMOY (WPB 1326)
CURRENTLY DEPLOYED ISO OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO
SUPPORT OPERATIONS IN THEATER FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. CPO Paula Hahn
(LANTAREA PATFORSWA - (757) 398-6478) or Unit XO can provided more information if required.
DATE SHEET FILLED OUT: 09 MARCH 09
Home Port: Forward Deployed to Manama, Bahrain
PERSONAL MAILING ADDRESS:
USCGC MONOMOY (WPB 1326)
FPO AE 09578-3955
Home Of Record: Kingdom of Bahrain
PHONE #: 011-973-3933-8157
UNITS MISSIONS: Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
TYPICAL SA/SN JOB ASSIGNMENT: Deck/ Operations Department.
TYPICAL FA/FN JOB ASSIGNMENT: Engineering Department.
INPORT WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR SA/SN: 1:3 to 1:6
INPORT WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR FA/FN: 1:3 to 1:6
UNDERWAY WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR SA/SN: QMOW, 1:3
UNDERWAY WATCH TYPE AND DUTY ROTATION FOR FA/FN: EOW, 1:4
SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING: All personnel are picked up by PATFORSWA / Cutter personnel
when arriving in theater and will be guided through their check in process.
HOW MUCH PERSONAL STORAGE SPACE (IN CUBIC FEET): 1 Locker, Under Rack Storage U/W; One
Apartment room in Bahrain.
UNIFORM NORMALLY WORN DURING THE WORKDAY: DCU’s
RECOMMENDED UNIFORM ITEMS IN ADDITION TO SEABAG ISSUE: All Uniforms provided during
PATFORSWA pre-deployment training (PDT).
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: SUMMER: 100+ WINTER: Mid 40’s
WHAT TYPE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION IS AVAILABLE IN THE AREA: Unit ESO, CLEP/DANTES
RATINGS PRESENT AT UNIT: BM, MK, OS, ET, GM, FS
NAME OF NEAREST CITY AND DISTANCE: Manama, Bahrain
NAME OF NEAREST MILITARY FACILITY, EXCHANGE AND COMMISSARY: NSA Bahrain
RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS IN THE AREA: All Available, local religion primarily Muslim.
IF A CUTTER, COMMON DESTINATIONS OF DEPLOYMENTS: Critical Maritime Infrastructure Protection
Mission, usually 20+ day patrols, 1 year tours.
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AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY: Arabian Gulf – U.S. Central Command.
HOUSING: Government leased fully furnished apartments are provided for all members. These quarters are shared 2-3
bedroom apartments. The Coast Guard utilizes housing in Manama, Bahrain.
Dependants are not authorized to reside in Bahrain.
MEMBER WITH DEPENDENTS: If you have dependants you are authorized BAH for their current residence.
HISTORY AND FACTS ABOUT USCGC MONOMOY:
USCGC MONOMOY (WPB-1326) was the 26th of the 110’ Island Class patrol boats built by the Bollinger Machine Ship and Shipyard in Lockport,
Louisiana. MONOMOY was commissioned on 19 May 1989 in her current homeport of Woods Hole Massachusetts. Coast Guard Cutter
MONOMOY is named for Monomoy Island, a narrow strip of land marking the northeastern entrance to Nantucket Sound, and is the only Island class
patrol boat located near its namesake. This cutter is the second vessel to proudly bear the name MONOMOY. USS MONOMOY (AG 40), which
served as a World War II convoy escort vessel, was the first ship assigned this name.
In its short lifetime, MONOMOY has distinguished herself many times in the performance of Coast Guard Missions to include Search and Rescue,
Maritime Law Enforcement, Marine Mammal Protection, Maritime Pollution Response, Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety, Recreational Boating
Safety, Presidential Security, Alien Migration Interdiction, Public Relations/Community Affairs, and Homeland Security.
Since October 1996, MONOMOY has conducted over 300 Law Enforcement boardings resulting in ten escorts of fishing vessels discovered in
designated closed areas and one cocaine seizure; Cooperated with the Marine Mammal Protection Act by providing 77 whale sightings; conducted 36
search and rescue cases; provided security for President Clinton and his family while vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard and President George Bush
while at home in Kennebunkport, ME.
MONOMOY has been recognized numerous times for its many accomplishments. MONOMOY’s crew have received 2 Coast Guard Unit
Commendation Medals for saving the crew of the fishing vessel TRUE LIFE and for aiding in the wreckage recovery following the TWA flight 900
MONOMOY has also received two Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendations. The first award was presented for saving the crew of the Fishing
Vessel SUZANNE D that was taking on water in heavy seas. The second was awarded for exceptional performance between 1994-1996 when she
conducted 25 Law Enforcement patrols, in support of OPERATION FOXWOOD, a joint US/CANADA search and rescue operation and
OPERATION ABLE MANNER, a multi-unit operation in the Caribbean resulting in the rescue of 71 migrants from unseaworthy vessels.
MONOMOY’s other awards include: The Department of Transportation Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement, Coast Guard Bicentennial Unit
Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and five Special Operations Service Ribbons.
MONOMOY’s most noteworthy and proud accomplishments come from the realm of search and rescue. The crew of MONOMOY displayed
outstanding seamanship skills in nearly every search and rescue case that is undertaken, but the most noteworthy normally involve the commercial
fishing fleet. MONOMOY’s crew battled seas in excess of 15 feet and winds in excess of 50 knots during the search and rescue cases involving the
F/V PREDATOR, the F/V TWO DUKES, and F/V MAX & ANDREW.
In March of 1998 patrolling in support of OPERATION FRONTIER SHIELD, MONOMOY intercepted 920 pounds of cocaine off the coast of
Puerto Rico. The street value of the drugs was approximately $42 Million Dollars.
MONOMOY was also tasked with the Homeland Security mission immediately following the terrorist attacks on September 11 th 2001. MONOMOY
patrolled inside New York Harbor alongside many of the patrol boats home ported in District One.
In 2004 MONOMOY was transported to Manama, Bahrain where she currently patrols in support of OPERATION
IRAQI FREEDOM and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM .
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