A Sobering Truth; Drunken Boating Kills

A Sobering Truth; Drunken Boating Kills
A Coast Guard Station Boston response boat crew is underway, Friday, July 3, 2015 in Boston Harbor. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Karen Kutkiewicz) By Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham  Drunken boating destroys lives. Drinking alcohol and driving any vehicle is taking a risk, but on the water risks are elevated and consequences are devastating – and deadly. This summer, New England Coast Guard...

Former Coast Guardsman returns to Stannard Rock Lighthouse 54 years after explosion

Former Coast Guardsman returns to Stannard Rock Lighthouse 54 years after explosion
Former Coast Guard member Walter Scobie and Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Connolly, of Coast Guard Station Marquette, prepare to lay a wreath in Lake Superior near the Stannard Rock Lighthouse, June 17, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Senior Chief Alan Haraf) Walter Scobie remembers June 18, 1961 when his quiet morning was shattered by an explosion that ripped through the Stannard Rock Lighthouse...

Coast Guard commissions its newest National Security Cutter

Coast Guard commissions its newest National Security Cutter
The Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard presents the colors during the Coast Guard Cutter Joshua James commissioning ceremony at Base Boston, Aug. 8, 2015.(Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley) BOSTON — The Coast Guard commissioned its newest National Security Cutter, the 418-foot Coast Guard Cutter James, Saturday during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Boston. “Joshua...

Door County Maritime Museum dedicates last operational 41-foot utility boat

Door County Maritime Museum dedicates last operational 41-foot utility boat
Retired Coast Guard Capt. Bob Desh addresses an audience at the dedication ceremony for the Coast Guard’s last operational 41-foot utility boat, Aug. 4, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Tom Morrell, USCG) STURGEON BAY, Wis. — Representatives from the Coast Guard, the city of Sturgeon Bay and the Door County Maritime Museum dedicated the Coast Guard’s last operational 41-foot utility...

Practicing Partnership: Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, NOAA

Practicing Partnership: Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, NOAA
A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration technician performs required maintenance on NOAA Environmental Buoy 46013 on the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard) SAN FRANCISCO — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen and a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration established a new NOAA environmental buoy and serviced three existing buoys approximately...

Coast Guard to commission newest National Security Cutter James in Boston

Coast Guard to commission newest National Security Cutter James in Boston
The Coast Guard’s latest 418-foot National Security Cutter, James (WSML 754), pulls into Boston Harbor Aug. 3, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell) BOSTON — The Coast Guard will officially debut its newest National Security Cutter(NSC), Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL 754) during an 11 a.m. ceremony Saturday, Aug. 8 at Coast Guard Base Boston. Coast Guard...

Celebrating 225 years of Great Lakes U.S. Coast Guard history

Celebrating 225 years of Great Lakes U.S. Coast Guard history
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard men and women celebrate the service’s legacy with our neighbors, communities and maritime partners Tuesday, in honor of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 225th birthday. The Coast Guard’s foundation traces back to a law President George Washington signed on Aug. 4, 1790, authorizing the construction of 10 revenue cutters to work under the leadership of the first Secretary of...

Coast Guard celebrates 225th birthday

Coast Guard celebrates 225th birthday
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The U.S. Coast Guard will celebrate 225 years of service to the Nation and the communities in which it serves, Tuesday. The Coast Guard traces its history back to the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton proposed building sea-going revenue cutters to collect revenue for the new Republic and serve as “useful sentinels of the law.” President George Washington...

Clean, Reliable and Safe – Who Makes the Decision?

Clean, Reliable and Safe - Who Makes the Decision?
Chief Warrant Officer Aaron Studie climbs a Jacob’s ladder to perform a vessel inspection.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Darryl W. Bradshaw) Baltimore – Inspections guarantee the fulfillment of a required specification. Some, like skydiving, are easily seen as a necessity for safe operation and safety of the consumer. So do you think to look for an inspection sticker...