Coast Guard begins Operation Taconite

Coast Guard begins Operation Taconite
The Coast Guard Cutter Alder breaks a path through the ice in the Keweenaw Waterway near Houghton, Mich., Dec. 16, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie commenced Operation Taconite Monday in response to developing ice conditions in the commercial ports of western Lake Superior and the St Marys River. Operation Taconite is the Coast...

Coast Guard Transfers Two Former Cutters To Pakistan

Coast Guard Transfers Two Former Cutters To Pakistan
Coast Guard Capt. Robert Bevins and Pakistani Air Force Group Captain Raashid Siddique Qureshi sign certificates of transfer for the former cutters Key Biscayne and Grand Isle  at the Coast Guard Yard Dec. 7, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Baltimore – The Coast Guard transferred the former cutters Key Biscayne and Grand Isle to the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency in a ceremony at the Coast...

Coast Guard accepts delivery of Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick

Coast Guard accepts delivery of Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick
Sister Ship of the JOHN MCCORMICK, USCGC MARGARET NORVELL operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Key West, FL – The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick , in Key West, Florida on Tuesday. The cutter is the 21st fast response cutter (FRC) delivered to the service. The cutter will be the first FRC stationed in Ketchikan, Alaska. It was the third consecutive FRC delivered...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from downed aircraft on Unalaska Island, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 from downed aircraft on Unalaska Island, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued two people from a helicopter that crashed near the Dutch Harbor Airport on Unalaska Island Friday afternoon. Watchstanders at the 17th Coast Guard District Command Center received a 406 megahertz personal locator beacon activation from a R22 Robinson helicopter. The beacon was plotted in a position approximately nine miles south-southwest of the Dutch...

Coast Guard closes case after overdue helicopter located in Molokai

Coast Guard closes case after overdue helicopter located in Molokai
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard closed the active search for a helicopter reportedly overdue with two persons aboard, Wednesday afternoon. Maui Fire Department confirmed they found the crash site of the helicopter in dense jungle a half mile north of the private helipad it was destined for in Molokai. Neither the pilot or passenger survived. “Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the pilot...

Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch to be commissioned at Cape May

Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch to be commissioned at Cape May
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard will hold a commissioning ceremony at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May for the Mid-Atlantic’s newest 153-foot Fast Response Cutter, the Rollin Fritch, Nov. 19, 2016. The Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, will preside over the ceremony, Rep. Frank LoBiondo will act as a keynote speaker, and also speaking will be Rear Adm. Meredith Austin, Commander...

Coast Guard responds to dry dock taking on water offshore of San Francisco

Coast Guard responds to dry dock taking on water offshore of San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a 528-foot dry dock that sank offshore Wednesday, approximately 40 miles west of San Francisco, while being towed. Personnel aboard the 111-foot tug Ocean Ranger contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders Tuesday afternoon, reporting that the dry dock it was towing was taking on water during its transit from Seattle to Mexico. Coast...

USCG ship that served in WWII, famous for it’s portrayal in “The Perfect Storm,” to be sunk

USCG ship that served in WWII, famous for it's portrayal in "The Perfect Storm," to be sunk
75 miles south Nantucket Island, MA (Oct. 30)–The Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa’s rigid hull inflatable rescue boat is sent to help the sailing vessel Satori. Satori, with three people on board, needed help about 75 miles south of Nantucket Island after being caught in a northeaster-like storm that raked New England on Halloween week. U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTO CAPE MAY POINT, N.J. (AP) — A...

Remembering the Cuyahoga

Remembering the Cuyahoga
The profession that is the Coast Guard is an inherently dangerous one. Through this understanding, the Service continuously makes every effort to ensure the safety of its members. Every loss of a shipmate is felt and resonated throughout the Service. It’s during these tragic moments that the service reflects on the things that could have gone differently, implementing lessons that are learned so...