Federal Hall National Memorial to host U.S. Coast Guard Art Exhibit

Federal Hall National Memorial to host U.S. Coast Guard Art Exhibit
New York — Twenty eight works by 20 artists of the U.S. Coast Guard Art Program will be on view at Federal Hall National Memorial from July 31 through September 19, 2014. These works vividly bring to life the myriad missions performed by the U.S. Coast Guard. Subjects portrayed, to name but a few, include scientific research in the Arctic, dramatic surf boat exercises and daring search and rescue...

Coast Guard, local agencies to enforce safety, security zones for Seafair in Seattle

Coast Guard, local agencies to enforce safety, security zones for Seafair in Seattle
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and local agencies will be enforcing safety zones around military vessels in Elliott Bay and on Lake Washington during Seafair Fleet Week. “We establish these zones annually to ensure the safety of the public and the security of military vessels during this period of increased maritime activity in Elliott Bay and Lake Washington,” said Cmdr. Brian Meier, chief of response,...

Coast Guard assists in rescue of 5 from burning boat near Petit Bois Island

Coast Guard assists in rescue of 5 from burning boat near Petit Bois Island
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of five people after their 40-foot vessel caught fire near Petit Bois Island, Friday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile, Alabama, received a distress call from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center reporting an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon alert in the vicinity of Petit Bois Island. The Coast Guard responded...

Coast Guard Leadership Development Center to hold Change of Command

Coast Guard Leadership Development Center to hold Change of Command
NEW LONDON, Conn.–The Coast Guard’s Leadership Develop Center will have its first change of command ceremony Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m. in front of Yeaton Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. The change of command ceremony provides a time-honored ritual that has remained essentially unchanged for centuries of naval history. Signifying the transfer of responsibility,...

Coast Guard lends expertise to Navy Coastal Riverine Force at RIMPAC

Coast Guard lends expertise to Navy Coastal Riverine Force at RIMPAC
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii – Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, assigned to the Navy’s Coastal Riverine Force (CRF) are participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 Exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The Coast Guard and Navy have a long history of cooperation within the CRF community. The joint structure of these units provides the Navy with operators who are...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton completes builder trials

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton completes builder trials
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday that its fourth National Security Cutter, Hamilton, successfully completed builder’s trials in Pascagoula, Mississippi, marking a significant step in preparing Hamilton for delivery to the U.S. Coast Guard. Builder’s trials are the shipbuilder’s first opportunity to operate the cutter at sea and survey the current status of shipboard...

New commanding officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star

New commanding officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star
SEATTLE — Capt. Matthew Walker assumed the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star from Capt. George Pellissier during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Seattle, Thursday. Vice Adm. Charles Ray, commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area, presided over the ceremony. Walker is reporting from Afloat Training Group San Diego where he served as the Coast Guard liaison...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett gets new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett gets new commanding officer
SEATTLE — Capt. Brendan McPherson assumed the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Midgett from Capt. Laura Dickey during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Seattle, Wednesday. Vice Adm. Charles Ray, commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area, presided over the ceremony. McPherson previously served as the response division chief at the 7th Coast Guard District office in...

Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay medically evacuates injured fisherman

 Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay medically evacuates injured fisherman
ALAMEDA, Calif. — Coast Guard and local agency personnel medically evacuated an injured person from a fishing vessel approximately one mile west of Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay, Calif., Wednesday. At approximately 9:26 a.m., Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay watchstanders received a call from a person aboard the 65-foot fishing vessel Tara Dawn, requesting assistance for the captain who had sustained...