Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin first 87-foot cutter to patrol Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin first 87-foot cutter to patrol Alaska
A waterfall can be seen behind U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin while the crew patrols the waters of Southeast Alaska, June 28, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin.) SEATTLE — Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin crew returned home to Bellingham, Friday, after completing a first ever deployment of an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat to Alaska. The crew of the Cutter Terrapin...

New commanding officer takes helm at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth

New commanding officer takes helm at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth
Cmdr. Erin E. Williams shakes hands with Cmdr. Alan H. Moore Jr. while Capt. Marko Broz looks on during a change-of-command ceremony in Duluth, Minn., July 22, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) DULUTH, Minn. — The crew of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth held a change-of-command ceremony Friday at the Depot – Great Hall in Duluth. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Erin E. Williams relieved Cmdr....

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home after month-long patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Bear returns home after month-long patrol
The Coast Guard Cutter Bear transits past the Statue of Liberty in New York City June 19, 2016.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Turner Adair PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the Portsmouth-based Coast Guard Cutter Bear returned home Thursday following a one-month long fisheries patrol off the coast of New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia. While on patrol, Cutter Bear conducted more...

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche welcomes new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Waesche welcomes new commanding officer
Capt. James Passarelli relieves Capt. Robert Hendrickson as commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Waesche during a change of command ceremony July 22, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. ALAMEDA, Calif. —  A change of command ceremony welcomed Capt. James Passarelli as the new commanding officer of the Cutter Waesche today at Coast Guard Island. Capt. Robert...

Coast Guardsman found not guilty of sexual assault

Coast Guardsman found not guilty of sexual assault
P­ORTSMOUTH, Va. — Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric D. Pruett was found not guilty of Articles 120 – Sexual Assault and 128 – Assault, of the Uniform Code of Military Justice Friday. Pruett, 30, a native of Boise, Idaho, was found not guilty during a general court-martial that convened at Coast Guard Legal Services Command in Norfolk, Virginia, on Monday, July 18. The commander of Coast Guard Atlantic...

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns to Astoria following largest drug seizure since 2009

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returns to Astoria following largest drug seizure since 2009
Cutter Alert with 3.3 tons of cocaine neatly piled on the flight deck . Coast Guard photo by CGC Alert ASTORIA, Oregon — Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to its homeport Sunday after a record seizure of cocaine and apprehension of smugglers during its 53-day counter-drug patrol that spanned 12,500 miles in the Eastern Pacific. Alert interdicted four “go-fast” boats carrying 2,977 kilograms...

Coast Guard seeking assistance in identifying Annapolis, Md. hoax caller

Coast Guard seeking assistance in identifying Annapolis, Md. hoax caller
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard requests the public’s assistance in locating a hoax caller who made 28 false distress alerts since July of 2014. All calls were determined to have originated from the Annapolis, Maryland, area between Loretta Heights and Admiral Drive along 450/West Street and involved the same male voice transmitting over VHF-FM marine radio channel 16. The two most recent calls were...

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrives in Norfolk, Va.

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrives in Norfolk, Va.
The cutter Eagle arrives in Norfolk, Virginia, July 22, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn) PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrived in Norfolk Friday. The Eagle’s crew moored the tall ship at Otter Berth at Town Point Park on Waterside Drive at about 11 a.m. The Eagle will be open for free public tours Saturday and Sunday from 10...

Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco transfers command

Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco transfers command
Lt. Cmdr. Lawrence F. Ahlin (right), new commanding officer of Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco, salutes Lt. Cmdr. Christopher A. White (left) during a change of command ceremony Thursday July 21, 2016. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton. ALAMEDA, Calif. — Lt. Cmdr. Lawrence F. Ahlin relieved Lt. Cmdr. Christopher A. White as commanding officer of the Coast...