Coast Guard begins Operation Renew in Northeast for icebreaking season

Coast Guard begins Operation Renew in Northeast for icebreaking season
BOSTON —The Coast Guard’s winter icebreaking season has officially kicked off in the Northeast, starting Dec. 15 and running through March. During the Coast Guard’s 2014-2015 winter ice breaking season, known as Operation Reliable Energy for NorthEast Winters (RENEW), the Coast Guard will conduct ice breaking operations for several reasons: *     To facilitate security operations...

Coast Guard responds to sheen in Sandy Hook Bay

Coast Guard responds to sheen in Sandy Hook Bay
NEW YORK — The Coast Guard responded to a light sheen in Sandy Hook Bay on Thursday. At approximately 2:24 p.m. Coast Guard Sector New York Command Center watchstandards received report of an unknown light sheen from an unknown source in Sandy Hook Bay. Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook launched a 47-foot Motor Life Boat. Once on scene the boatcrew members confirmed the report that there was a light...

Coast Guard to clean, paint, repair lighthouse near Cheboygan

 Coast Guard to clean, paint, repair lighthouse near Cheboygan
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard is proposing to conduct repairs on an active aid to navigation located near Cheboygan, Michigan, and is inviting the public to comment on the undertaking. The ATON is the 14-foot Shoal Light, located in a narrow strait between Bois Blanc Island and Cheboygan. Coast Guard crewmembers will conduct work that includes: repairing or replacing hinges on warped...

Coast Guard continues to monitor Titan response on Columbia River

Coast Guard continues to monitor Titan response on Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard is continuing to work with the owner of the fishing vessel Titan in the ongoing salvage efforts of the vessel. The fishing vessel remains in a sensitive area near the navigation channels of the Columbia River, and crews are working to ensure the partially submerged vessel does not drift and impact the waterway. “This is a dynamic situation with the vessel actively...

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen, responds to fuel spill on Columbia River

Coast Guard rescues 5 fishermen, responds to fuel spill on Columbia River
WARRENTON, Ore. — The Coast Guard rescued five fishermen from the 78-foot fishing vessel Titan after it grounded and began to take on water off of the A-jetty on the north side of the Columbia River near Ilwaco, Washington, Friday. A Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew responded to the situation, safely removed the fisherman after dewatering efforts failed and took...

Coast Guard responds to pier collapse in Eastport, Maine

Coast Guard responds to pier collapse in Eastport, Maine
BOSTON – The Coast Guard is responding to a collapsed pier that caused one injury and property damage in Eastport, Maine, Thursday. At about 2:20 a.m., the Washington County dispatch notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Eastport, Maine, that the end of the Eastport breakwall had fallen into the water. The caretaker aboard the Ada C. Lore suffered a leg injury and the 77-foot schooner...

Coast Guard Proposes Changes to Government Cut Range Front Light in Biscayne Bay, Fla.

Coast Guard Proposes Changes to Government Cut Range Front Light in Biscayne Bay, Fla.
MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to make multiple changes to the Government Cut Range Front Light (GCF-E), also known locally as Bent Light in Biscayne Bay, Florida. U.S. Coast Guard officials are considering a proposal to transfer the aid to navigation (ATON) to Miami-Dade County, as a private ATON and are seeking comments from the public on the proposed action. The comments gathered will...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs for Antarctic mission

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs for Antarctic mission
SEATTLE — The nation’s only heavy icebreaker departed Seattle Sunday for a four-month mission to Antarctica as part of Operation Deep Freeze, the annual Joint Task Force Support to resupply the National Science Foundation outpost there. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star from Coast Guard Base Seattle will head to McMurdo Sound in support the U.S. Antarctic Program and the National Science...

Keeping mariners safe on the Northwest’s high desert

Keeping mariners safe on the Northwest's high desert
Story and photos by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley. Imagine being recently out of basic training and new to a unit. Its early morning and you find yourself harnessed in cliffside conducting maintenance on a navigational aid when you are greeted by the sound of hundreds of small leathery wings. For Fireman Abby Hamann that experience defined her first visit to the Snake River. “I was up on this...