Coast Guard to unveil historic lifeboat in Chatham, MA

Coast Guard to unveil historic lifeboat in Chatham, MA
A Coast Guard 44 footer underway in heavy weather. U.S. Coast Guard photo BOSTON — A ceremony unveiling a historic lifeboat as a new static display in Chatham is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Coast Guard Station Chatham. The new static display commemorates the first production 44-foot Motor Lifeboat purchased by the Coast Guard and commissioned in Chatham in 1963. Previously, this small boat was...

Coast Guard transfers stewardship of Nobska Point Light to Town of Falmouth, MA

Coast Guard transfers stewardship of Nobska Point Light to Town of Falmouth, MA
The Coast Guard and the Town of Falmouth held a ceremony Monday at Nobska Light in Falmouth to mark the transfer of the light’s care from the Coast Guard to the community.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Karen Kutkiewicz) BOSTON —  The Coast Guard and the Town of Falmouth held a ceremony Monday at Nobska Light in Falmouth to mark the transfer of the light’s care from the Coast Guard to...

Coast Guard ends “Bubble man’s” journey after two days

Coast Guard ends "Bubble man's" journey after two days
After only two days of an endurance running feat that would have taken him past the Bahamas, Haiti and Cuba afloat in a handcrafted bubble, ultra marathoner Ray “Reza” Baluchi has ended his trek on the advice of authorities. Ray “Reza” Baluchi left from Pompano Beach on Friday and was picked up Sunday by the U.S. Coast Guard near Fort Pierce, cutting short what...

Coast Guard warns of consequences for false mayday calls

Coast Guard warns of consequences for false mayday calls
WARRENTON, Ore. – The Coast Guard is warning individuals who make false mayday reports to the Coast Guard, that there are consequences to those actions. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center personnel have received four potentially false mayday calls in the last two weeks. “Hoax calls waste valuable time and resources, but most importantly it potentially puts responding personnel in...

Bigger Isn’t Always Better – Cigar Myths BUSTED (Sponsored)

Bigger Isn’t Always Better – Cigar Myths BUSTED (Sponsored)
  There’s very few activities I find more relaxing than settling down with a nice cigar after a long day of work. However, what should be a very simple process (cut one end, light the other, go) is filled with riddles and mysteries for many cigar enthusiasts. Talk to any guy at a cigar gathering, and you’ll get tons of “tips” and “insider advice” on the cigar world. Here at Cigars...

Coast Guard banned from necessary technology because it is not part of DoD

Coast Guard banned from necessary technology because it is not part of DoD
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews fly over Atlantic City during a formation training flight March 13, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo. A California congressman is hoping to rip through some government red tape to fix a problem in the system that’s preventing the Coast Guard from using essential night-vision technology. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) is maddened by the fact...

Restored US Coast Guard helicopter dedicated at the Smithsonian

Restored US Coast Guard helicopter dedicated at the Smithsonian
The Coast Guard HH-52A Seaguard helicopter, tail number 1426, during its induction ceremony to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Thursday, April 14, 2016, at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David R. Marin WASHINGTON — A restored Coast Guard HH-52A Seaguard helicopter was dedicated into the Smithsonian National...

US Coast Guard pleads with 28-year-old mayor to reconsider trip from Cuba on makeshift raft

US Coast Guard pleads with 28-year-old mayor to reconsider trip from Cuba on makeshift raft
The U.S. Coast Guard is urging the mayor of a small Florida town to reconsider his plans to travel back from Cuba on a makeshift raft. DeBary Mayor Clint Johnson is apparently not heeding those warnings. He spent the weekend making test runs for his upcoming Cuba trip. According to Fox News Latino, Johnson “started at a Ponce Inlet ramp, went around the jetty and about 12 miles north to Daytona...

Rear Adm. Peter J. Brown visits FIU to speak with students about CSPI program

Rear Adm. Peter J. Brown visits FIU to speak with students about CSPI program
U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Peter J. Brown poses with Officers in Training from the Coast Guard’s College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative at Florida International University. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Eric D. Woodall) by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric D. Woodall. MIAMI – U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Peter J. Brown, the assistant commandant for response policy, visited Florida International...