Coast Guard Senior Chief retires after extended tour for Deepwater Horizon oil spill response

Coast Guard Senior Chief retires after extended tour for Deepwater Horizon oil spill response
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Elizabeth H. Bordelon NEW ORLEANS – Rowley, Mass., resident and Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Bob Breaker, a Reservist with Coast Guard Station Point Allerton, Mass., recently returned from an extended tour of duty for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response. Breaker...

Portland, Oregon native serves 22 months responding to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

PORTLAND, Ore. — Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Jennifer Mahn, a reservist with Coast Guard Station Portland, recently returned from an extended tour of duty for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response. Mahn was called to active duty in August, 2010, and remained on active status for the 22 months following her report date. During her tenure on the response, Mahn worked more than 1,500 hours...

Tar Balls Force NOAA to Close 4,200 Square Miles of Gulf Waters to Royal Red Shrimping

Gulf Coast Shrimper Photo from FlickrNOAA has closed 4,213 square miles of Gulf of Mexico federal waters off Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to royal red shrimping. The precautionary measure was taken after a commercial shrimper, having hauled in his catch of the deep water shrimp, discovered tar balls in his net. Fishing for royal red shrimp is conducted by pulling fishing nets across the bottom...

Coast Guard Cutter Walnut returns to Oahu after oil spill patrol

HONOLULU — The commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Walnut is scheduled to conduct a news brief Friday at 3:30 p.m. on Coast Guard Base Sand Island to discuss his ship’s recent 173-day patrol to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response in the Gulf of Mexico. During the deployment in the Gulf of Mexico, the crew of the Walnut conducted oil spill skimming operations along the coasts of...

Family, friends welcome the crew of the Aspen home

USCG File PhotoALAMEDA, Calif. — Following the Veteran’s Day holiday, family, friends and well-wishers welcomed back the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported at Yerba Buena Island, Calif., today. The San Francisco-based cutter and its crew returned from a five and a half month deployment in support of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This is the longest...

“Tender of the Lost Coast” returns home from Deepwater Horizon mission

The Coast Guard Cutter Aspen steams toward Alcatraz Island, June 3, 2010, deploying to the Gulf of Mexico to provide clean up and operational support for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. San Francisco — The San Francisco-based Coast Guard Cutter Aspen and its crew are scheduled to return Friday, Nov. 12 from the Gulf of Mexico following a five-month deployment in support of Deepwater Horizon...

Coast Guard Cutter Elm returns home from Deepwater Horizon Spill Response

USCG file photoThe crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Elm was greeted by friends and family when they returned home to Atlantic Beach, N.C. from the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday. The Elm’s crew was deployed in May to respond to the Deep Water Horizon oil spill where they conducted oil skimming missions and helped direct operations between the Mississippi Delta and Panama City, Fla. The Elm was recently...

Sycamore crew returns home after busy 120-day Patrol

KODIAK, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore is returning home to Cordova on Tuesday following 120 days underway supporting response efforts for the Deepwater Horizon /BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Sycamore also patrolled the Mid-Pacific in search of drug traffickers as they transited to and from the Gulf of Mexico.

Cutter Maple in San Francisco after servicing NOAA buoys 600 miles offshore

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Maple, homeported in Sitka, arrived in San Francisco Bay Monday after servicing oceanic data buoys from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration more than 600 miles offshore last week.