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...

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento transports orphaned baby sea lion

Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento transports orphaned baby sea lion
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard worked with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration to transport a baby orphaned Stellar Sea Lion from Seattle to Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, where it will be in the care of staff members from The Marine Mammal Center. At approximately 11:30 a.m., a Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento aircrew along with members from TMMC arrived in Seattle from Sacramento...

Coast Guard and partner agencies responding to a fuel spill

Coast Guard and partner agencies responding to a fuel spill
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and its partners are responding to a fuel spill in North Miami. At approximately noon Thursday, a fuel truck, owned and operated by Fuel Tech Miami, spilled approximately 500 gallons of gasoline while refueling a personal recreational vessel in the vicinity of North Bay Village, at 260 North Shoreline Drive in Miami. The majority of the fuel reportedly spilled into the storm...

Coast Guard to intensify efforts to stop offshore poaching of Atlantic striped bass

Coast Guard to intensify efforts to stop offshore poaching of Atlantic striped bass
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard will intensify efforts this winter to stop offshore poaching of Atlantic striped bass along the New Jersey and Delaware coasts. In an effort to ensure the health of the striped bass population, the Coast Guard is working to raise awareness of federal regulations stating Atlantic striped bass may not be caught, harvested or possessed in the Exclusive Economic Zone....

2 boats catch fire, sink in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

2 boats catch fire, sink in Baltimore's Inner Harbor
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is responding Monday after two boats caught fire and sank in Henderson’s Wharf Marina. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report at approximately 3:30 a.m., stating a boat in Belts Wharf Landing Yacht Club caught fire and drifted across the harbor into Henderson’s Wharf Marina. The boat hit a second boat, which also caught fire. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard to participate in oil spill response exercise in the Old Port of Tampa

Coast Guard to participate in oil spill response exercise in the Old Port of Tampa
TAMPA — Coast Guard personnel, in conjunction with state and federal partners, are scheduled to conduct an emergency preparedness and pollution response exercise for a simulated oil spill in the Old Port of Tampa Nov. 4 – Nov. 6, 2014. The full-scale exercise will be based around a simulated worst-case oil release scenario in the Old Port of Tampa, and is designed to evaluate the capabilities...

Coast Guard responding to barge aground near Kodiak, Alaska

Coast Guard responding to barge aground near Kodiak, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard is responding to a barge, which grounded near Kodiak, Alaska, Saturday. The 382-foot barge DBL106 ran aground approximately two miles from Kodiak with a potential of 2.2 million gallons of fuel products aboard while being towed by the 124-foot motor vessel Bismarck Sea. The barge was successfully refloated, but Coast Guard officials have directed the vessel to...

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground in Pacifica

Coast Guard responds to vessel aground in Pacifica
SAN FRANCISCO – Coast Guard crews are responding to a fishing vessel stranded in Shelter Cove. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Francisco Command Center received a call at approximately 11:19 a.m. Friday from the operator of the adrift 28-foot fishing vessel Giaconda. The Giaconda, with two persons aboard, reportedly ran out of fuel, causing the vessel to drift into Shelter Cove. San...

Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2014

Coast Guard completes Arctic Shield 2014
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard concluded Arctic Shield 2014 on Friday after a successful season that included deployments of personnel and assets to the Seward Peninsula, Bering Strait and the Northern Alaska Continental Shelf to conduct a broad range of Coast Guard statutory missions. Arctic Shield 2014 included deployments by Coast Guard cutters Stratton,Healy, SPAR, Alex Haley and MH-60 Jayhawk...