Coast Guard Cutter Willow holds homeport welcoming ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Willow holds homeport welcoming ceremony
The Coast Guard Cutter Willowheld a homeport welcoming ceremony at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, South Carolina Monday. The Willow, a 225-foot Juniper-class seagoing buoy tender, replaces the Coast Guard Cutter Oak which departed Charleston in 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson Rear Adm. Peter Brown (left), commander of the Coast Guard Seventh...

Coast Guard readies for Hurricane Jose, cautions mariners

Coast Guard readies for Hurricane Jose, cautions mariners
BOSTON — Coast Guard units across the Northeast are accelerating preparations Monday ahead of forecasted tropical storm conditions expected to arrive in our area late Tuesday into Wednesday. Forecasted marine and coastal effects, including 34-63 knot winds and 20-30 foot seas, could pose life threatening conditions for mariners. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crews are flying storm tracks and using...

New England based Coast Guard Assets Deploy for Hurricane Irma

New England based Coast Guard Assets Deploy for Hurricane Irma
Coast Guard Cutter Oak crew members pull the brow onto the ship in order to deploy down south on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Newport, Rhode Island.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) BOSTON — A Newport, Rhode Island Coast Guard cutter crew and three air crews from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod deployed in support of anticipated Hurricane Irma rescue and recovery...

Crew of Coast Guard Cutter Willow arrives in new homeport

Crew of Coast Guard Cutter Willow arrives in new homeport
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Willow file photo by Petty Officer Luke Clayton. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Willow arrived Sunday at their new homeport in Charleston. The Willow, a 225-foot Juniper-class seagoing buoy tender, is set to replace the Coast Guard Cutter Oak which departed Charleston in 2015. “We are truly happy to welcome the Willow to Charleston,” said Cmdr....

Coast Guard battles fishing boat fire, saves 2 off Nantucket

Coast Guard battles fishing boat fire, saves 2 off Nantucket
A 42′ Special Purpose Craft – Near Shore Lifeboat boat crew from Coast Guard Station Chatham responds to a report of a fishing vessel on fire, Thursday, May 11, 2017, north of Hyannis, Massachusetts.  (Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — Coast Guard crews saved two fishermen Thursday after their vessel’s engine room caught fire in Nantucket Sound. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Oak rescues 2 men aboard disabled, dismasted sailing vessel

Coast Guard Cutter Oak rescues 2 men aboard disabled, dismasted sailing vessel
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Oak rescue two men aboard the disabled and adrift sailing vessel Fools Wisdom, approximately 50 nautical miles north of Puerto Rico. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Oak rescued two men Thursday afternoon aboard the disabled, dismasted and adrift sailing vessel Fools Wisdom, approximately 50 nautical miles north of Puerto Rico. Rescued...

Coast Guard Cutter Oak crew perfects its craft

Coast Guard Cutter Oak crew perfects its craft
Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Soto. Training. For some people, the word evokes images of classroom time or slideshow presentations. Others may visualize physically demanding on-the-job and in-the-field experiences. Coast Guardsmen throughout the service are frequently involved in both types of training sessions. The scenarios of these training sessions can be to simulate actual...

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel north of Haiti

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel north of Haiti
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Northland and the Coast Guard Cutter Oak transported 15 fisherman and their disabled vessel to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Thursday. The fishing vessel Hunter became disabled and adrift with 15 people aboard after losing power Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning, watchstanders at the Seventh Coast Guard District command center received a report from the...

Coast Guard Cutter Oak crewmemer builds parts for crew of Dominican Republic patrol boat during Tradewinds 2013

by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Okula, Navy Public Affairs CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Three small parts made one big difference Monday for the crew of GC 109 Orion, a Dominican Republic patrol boat that received the critical components fabricated by a damage controlman aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak in Saint Lucia during Tradewinds 2013. The replacement parts were a gift, custom-tailored...