Coast Guard concludes Buzzards Bay Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment workshop

Coast Guard concludes Buzzards Bay Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment workshop
Boston — The Coast Guard wrapped up the two-day Buzzards Bay Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment Workshop Thursday at the Towneplace Suites Marriott in Wareham. Participants convened in Wareham on February 7-8 for a structured workshop with facilitated sessions aimed to ensure the environmental protection and safe navigation of the Buzzards Bay waterway system. A final report stating the risks...

Coast Guard finds critical Aids-to-Navigation shot and sunk near Block Island

Coast Guard finds critical Aids-to-Navigation shot and sunk near Block Island
Clay Head buoy number 7 pierced with bullet holes April 24, 2017, off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Patrick Morkis) BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis discovered a buoy sunk in the water with bullet holes, Monday, near Block Island, Rhode Island. The crew was conducting regular aids-to-navigation maintenance when they...

Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis gets a new skipper

Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis gets a new skipper
 Chief Warrant Officer James W. Allen II (right) was relieved by Chief Warrant Officer Patrick Morkis (left). (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell) BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis crew held a change of command ceremony Friday in Newport, Rhode Island. Chief Warrant Officer Patrick Morkis relieved Chief Warrant Officer James Allen as the commanding officer of...

From the Bridge Wing 10-13-2013

From the Bridge Wing 10-13-2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the United States Navy This Day in Coast Guard History: 1775 – The United States Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, which the Continental Congress established on 13 October 1775 by authorizing the procurement, fitting out, manning, and dispatch of two armed vessels to cruise in search of munitions ships supplying the British Army in North America. The legislation...