From the Bridge Wing 9-25-2013

Bridge Wing

This Day in Coast Guard History:

1916 – A bronze plaque was unveiled at Boston Light Station to commemorate the 200th anniversary of its establishment.

1959 – A U.S. Navy P5M seaplane that had ditched off the Oregon coast was located through radio contact by a Coast Guard UF-1G Albatross aircraft.  After sighting 10 survivors in two rafts 110 miles off shore, the Albatross crew directed CGC Yocona to the scene, where a successful night rescue was effected.

Blogs

Admiral Papp meets with New Zealand Defence Force officials – Coast Guard Compass blog

Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Bob Papp finished his recent international trip last week with an official visit to New Zealand. Like the other three countries on his itinerary, this visit was aimed at strengthening ties with partner maritime governance organizations and learning more about the dynamic Asia-Pacific Region.

It may be surprising to many that the U.S. Coast Guard has interests on the other side of the world in New Zealand, but the global nature of maritime threats requires a combined international effort to successfully counter them.

Coast Guard, NOAA partner to update decades-old chart data – Coast Guard Alaska blog

The Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are partnering in new ways to benefit mariners in safe navigation. In a mission unique to the Coast Guard fleet, the cutter SPAR, a 225-foot buoy tender whose primary mission is the maintenance of aids to navigation around Alaska, is responsible for the annual hydrographic survey and placement of aids to navigation in Bechevin Bay at the tip of the Alaska Peninsula. The shortest route between the Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea, the bay provides a task as challenging as it is important.

Elsewhere

Bollinger supplies cutters to U.S. Coast Guard – Daily Comet

Bollinger Shipyards is continuing its momentum completing work for the U.S. Coast Guard this year. In August, Bollinger announced the latest Coast Guard cutter to make its way down Bayou Lafourche from its fabrication yard in Lockport.

The 154-foot Charles David Jr. was delivered to the 7th Coast Guard District in Key West, Fla., where it will be commissioned in November.

Video

“Turn It Up!” by Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Sergio Cosby is the second of the Top 5 Cadences of 2013 to be released for public voting. The cadence details a drug interdiction that Cosby was involved in just two months after graduating basic training resulting in the seizure of more than two tons of cocaine

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