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Coast Guard Keeps Watch Over NY Harbor

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sturgeon Bay keeps a vigilant watch over New York Harbor Jan. 20, 2006. The Coast Guard's continued security presence is visible a day after an audio tape surfaced of Osama bin Laden threatening further attacks against the United States. USCG photo by PO Mike Lutz.


Coast Guard Continues to Promote Security

U.S. Coast Guard personnel remain at a heightened state of alert in West Coast ports, and are working closely with other law enforcement agencies, port authorities, and harbor pilots to ensure port safety and security as contract negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association and West Coast dockworkers continue. It is Coast Guard policy to remain neutral in labor disputes and recognize the right of all persons to peaceably demonstrate


Coast Guard Responds to Blowout

The Coast Guard continues to monitor this afternoons well blowout for any signs of pollution in the northeast end of Trinity Bay. All five crewmembers aboard the oil platform were rescued safely and without injuries by a passing tugboat. Earlier this evening a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Houston took a Coast Guard environmental protection officer from Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Houston to the scene to assess the situation


Coast Guard Training Continues Despite Incidents

The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Air Station Humboldt Bay is continuing standardization training as well as a pair of search-and-rescue operations. On Feb. 4, the Coast Guard received a distress call by cell phone regarding a 23-year-old man who was swept down the Mad River while trying to rescue his dog. The following day, the Coast Guard assisted the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office with a search for two men in a raft who failed to return as planned from a day trip on the Van Duzen River


Cement Carrier Refloated Offshore of Ft. Lauderdale

The crew of the Spar Orion was able to refloat the vessel under the ship's power after running aground just west of the designated anchorage off Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fla. The Spar Orion, a 623-foot cargo ship carrying more than 44,000 metric tons of cement had no noticeable damage to its hull and is currently anchored in a designated anchorage area one mile off Fort Lauderdale Beach. The vessel is not scheduled to enter Port Everglades until Monday


Coast Guard Celebrates 215 Years of Service

Local Coast Guard units plan on celebrating the Coast Guard's 215th year of serving the American public and protecting the nations waterways tomorrow. August 4, 1790, the Revenue Cutter Service was born when the 1st Congress approved the building of 10 cutters to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling and protect the collection of the federal revenue, all while defending the young nation. The U.S


Operations Continue on Asphalt Barge that Leaked in James River

The Coast Guard continues to monitor a barge that ran aground and spilled approximately 42,000 to 63,000 gallons of liquid asphalt, five miles south of Richmond, Va., at 4:30 a.m. Monday. The Piney Point was being pushed up river, toward Richmond, by the tug Barbary Coast when it ran aground in the vicinity of Meade Landing State Park. The barge was transporting approximately 930,000 gallons of asphalt when it ran aground


Cargo Ship Grounds Off Florida

Coast Guard Marine Safety Office and Group Miami are overseeing response operations to the grounding of the 544-foot cargo ship Eastwind, which was attempting to enter Port Everglades, Fla. early this morning. Titan Maritime, LLC will focus on refloating the M/V EASTWIND at next high tide, at approximately 12:10 am. Commercial salvage engineers are taking precautions, in the event that fuel tanks are threatened aboard the vessel


Hi-tech Goggles Help Divers Locate Sandy-downed Structures

Long Island lights recovery: Photo credit USCG

During an intense two-day period, Coast Guard diving teams recover downed light towers from East Rockaway Inlet and Jones Beach Inlet. Both lights were destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. The divers used the Dual-Frequency Identification Sonar Diver Held unit, a handheld sonar device connected to a pair of goggles that attach to the diver’s face mask. The unit produces a 3D image with a range of up to 100 feet underwater in zero visibility conditions


Skating on Thin Ice: Great Lakes Coast Guard Remains Active

Ice drilling: Photo credit USCG

Two men are rescued after their snowmobiles crashed through the ice about a mile offshore on Saginaw Bay near Bay City, Mich., and meanwhile the Coast Guard continue their efforts to keep the users of the ice-bound Great Lakes safe by gathering ice depth data. Snowmobile rescue Personnel at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexville, Mich., received a night-time call from Bay County 911 dispatch stating that two people had broken through the ice


CG Icebreakers Active as Shipping Picks Up

USCG photo by Levi Read

The U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers are continuing to create pathways for commercial shippers throughout the Great Lakes region including the St. Lawrence Seaway, which connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.


CG Cutter Morro Bay out for Repairs

Photo courtesy of USCG

The Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay, a 140-foot icebreaking tug homeported in Cleveland but currently moored in Duluth, is scheduled to undergo an in-water repair Sunday and Monday. The Morro Bay suffered a rudder casualty while conducting icebreaking operations in Thunder Bay, Ontario, March 27


Search Continues for Missing Skiff near Ujae Atoll

A graphic of the search area for the missing skiff near the Ujae Atoll using the Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System is a software system that uses simulated particles generated by users in a graphical interface. These particles are influenced by environmental data to provide information on search object drift. Using information on a point of origin and local currents, it calculates the most likely area to find a person in the water. (USCG graphic)

The U.S. Coast Guard said continues its search for a skiff with two people aboard near Ujae Atoll, Wednesday. Assisting in the search is an HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, Oahu, the Republic of Marshall Islands’ Pacific Patrol Boat RMIS Lomor and


USCG: Deepwater Horizon Response is Far from Complete

Discoverer Enterprise arrives to install the capping equipment - July 2010 (Photo: BP)

The U.S. Coast Guard federal on-scene coordinator (FOSC) for the Deepwater Horizon Response completed the transition to the “Middle Response” (“Middle R”) process and opened active National Response Center (NRC) cases for three miles of coastline in Louisiana.


ICS Board Prepares for IMO Meeting

ICS Chairman Masamichi Morooka

The Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing national shipowners’ associations from 35 nations and over 80% of the world merchant fleet, met in London recently.     IMO Ballast Water Management Convention – ICS Still has Serious


Coast Guard OPC Sweepstakes Narrowed to Three Yards

File photo: U.S. Coast Guard Commandant ADM Robert Papp

Acquisition Update: U.S. Coast Guard Awards Three Contracts for Offshore Patrol Cutter Preliminary and Contract Design. In a process that has come a long way since the early days of the Coast Guard's so-called "Deepwater" recapitalization efforts, the U.S


USCG Selects Eastern as OPC Project Finalist

Image: Eastern Shipbuilding Group

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. of Panama City, Fla. announced it has been selected as one of the three finalists to design the United States Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC). In accordance with the terms of the $22 million dollar Phase I finalist award cap


BIW Joins USCG Cutter Contract Contending Trio

Official photo of Senator Susan Collins

U.S. Senators Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, have announced that Bath Iron Works (BIW) has been awarded a preliminary design contract for the U.S


Sea Star Assists Vessel Rescue

El Morro (Photo courtesy Sea Star Line)

While in transit from Jacksonville, Florida to San Juan, Puerto Rico, the crew of Sea Star Line’s El Morro vessel received distress calls from a small fishing vessel in the Atlantic Ocean. The fishing vessel was attempting to hail the U.S


VADM Paul Zukunft Nominated to be 25th U.S. Coast Guard Commandant

Vice Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, nominated as the 25th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Jeh Charles Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, announced on February 28th that Paul F. Zukunft has been nominated by President Obama to be the 25th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. His nomination requires Senate confirmation. Johnson said last Friday


USCG ... Past, Present & Future

Greg Trauthwein

Ebeneezer Scrooge would be proud. This is our annual United States Coast Guard edition, and it could best be dubbed the “Christmas Carol” edition as we examine USCG Past, USCG Present and USCG Future. First looking back (but not too far back)


USCG: The Fleet Faces Forward

USCG Cutter Sapelo and the Royal Netherlands Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel HNLMS Holland search Caribbean Sea waters for bales of contraband jettisoned by Dominican drug smugglers.

Coast Guard Replacing Aging Ships with 91 New Cutters The numerous cutters and craft of the U.S. Coast Guard —from the sail training ship Eagle to the large oceangoing patrol ships; from polar icebrakers to small utility boats — form a formidable fleet to meet the many challenging


Seychelles CG Cadets Enter Seamanship Training

Photo: Seychelles Coast Guard

On Friday, March 21, 17 trainees who are part of the Basic Training Program for the Seychelles Coast Guard received training in seamanship skills on board the Dutch warship, HNLMS Evertsen, operating under NATO Ocean Shield Task Force 508.


South Pacific Tuna Reports Improved Safety

Photo: South Pacific Tuna Corporation

U.S. Distant Water Tuna Fleet Records Zero Fatalities in 2013 South Pacific Tuna Corporation pointed to the tuna industry’s 2013 record of zero fatalities in response to a recent report, implication of safety concerns and 2012 violations from foreign officers license certification


Texas City Oil Spill Update: Pollution Affects Coast

Oil washing ashore Matagorda Island: USCG photo

The Captain of the Port of Houston/Galveston opened the bay to all traffic Thursday after multiple cleanup assessments and input from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Oil is washing up on Matagorda Island. Coast Guard recruit volunteer 'Sentinels.


 
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