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Coast Guard establishes temporary safety zones and Voluntary First Amendment Area for Puget Sound

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard 13th District commander, working in conjunction with the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Captain of the Port, has established temporary safety zones and a Voluntary First Amendment Area associated with Arctic drilling and support vessels in Puget Sound from April 15 through June 30. The zones are necessary to allow maximum use of the waterway by all users consistent with...

Coast Guard, partners search for missing pilot near Perry Island, Alaska

Coast Guard, partners search for missing pilot near Perry Island, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Coast Guard and Air Force assets are searching for a missing pilot near Perry Island in Prince William Sound Tuesday. The 11th Air Force Rescue Coordination Center in Anchorage received a Mayday call from the male pilot of a Cessna 180 airplane Tuesday afternoon. The pilot reported he was having engine trouble and stated he may have to set the plane down. RCC Anchorage contacted...

Coast Guard Boat Forces in the U.S. Virgin Islands to operate 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boats

Coast Guard Boat Forces in the U.S. Virgin Islands to operate 33-foot Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boats
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands — The commander of U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Juan announced the stationing of four 33-Special Purpose Craft Law-Enforcement boats in the U.S. Virgin Islands during a press conference Friday at Marine Safety Detachment Saint Thomas. Two of the 33-foot Special Purpose Crafts are being assigned to the Coast Guard Boat Forces Detachment in St. Thomas, while the other...

Coast Guard holds ribbon cutting ceremony for Station Menemsha Boathouse

Coast Guard holds ribbon cutting ceremony for Station Menemsha Boathouse
The new Coast Guard Station Menemsha boat house on Martha’s Vineyard in Chilmark, Mass. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Lt. Karen Kutkiewicz) CHILMARK, Massachusetts – The U.S. Coast Guard held a ribbon cutting ceremony today at Coast Guard Station Menemsha to mark the opening of a new boathouse on Martha’s Vineyard in Chilmark, Massachusetts. The event unveils the new building after the old boathouse...

National Security Cutter James completes builder’s trials

National Security Cutter James completes builder’s trials
The fifth Ingalls-built U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, James (WMSL 754), sailed the Gulf of Mexico last week for her successful builder’s sea trials. Photo by Lance Davis/Huntington Ingalls IndustriesPORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard announced today that its fifth National Security Cutter, James, successfully completed builder’s trials in Pascagoula, Mississippi, marking a significant...

City of Portsmouth renewed as Coast Guard City

City of Portsmouth renewed as Coast Guard City
Kenneth Wright, City of Portsmouth, Va., mayor, takes a moment to celebrate in Portsmouth, Thursday, April 2, 2015, after Rear Adm. Stephen P. Metruck, Coast Guard 5th District commander, presented Wright with a letter recertifying Portsmouth as an official Coast Guard City for the next five years. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn)PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard...

Contract Awarded For National Security Cutter Midgett

Contract Awarded For National Security Cutter Midgett
The fourth national security cutter, Hamilton, underway in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Washington – The Coast Guard awarded a fixed-price incentive firm contract option valued at approximately $499.76 million to Huntington Ingalls Industries for the production of the eighth national security cutter March 31, 2015. The eighth NSC, Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, will be built at Huntington...

Bergdahl dismissed from Coast Guard before Army

Bergdahl dismissed from Coast Guard before Army
Bowe Bergdahl, the Army soldier who was recently charged with desertion, was discharged from the Coast Guard after only 26 days. According to the Washington Post, Bergdahl left the Coast Guard due to psychological reasons in 2006, three years before we went missing in Afghanistan. The Washington Post also reports that Bergdhal received an “uncharacterized discharge,” which applies to those who...

Coast Guard cutter fleet flushing ice down river systems to prevent ice jams, facilitate shipping

Coast Guard cutter fleet flushing ice down river systems to prevent ice jams, facilitate shipping
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay conducts ice-flushing operations in the St. Clair River, Thursday, March 26, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by USCGC Bristol BayCLEVELAND — The Coast Guard cutter fleet is flushing ice through the Great Lakes river systems to prevent ice jams and facilitate commercial shipping as the shipping season begins and the ice on the Great Lakes dissipates. Ice...