Tug Collision Causes Environmental Spill

PADUCAH, Ky. – The Coast Guard was notified at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday evening that the towing vessel M/V Kimberly Jane collided with the submerged lock wall at Lock and Dam 52, located on the Ohio River right descending bank at mile marker 939, near Brookport, IL. The M/V Kimberly Jane was pushing a tank barge loaded with approximately 960,000 total gallons of Cumene. As a result of the incident...

Coast Guard Extends Contract With Jet-Care International

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ – The Coast Guard has awarded Jet-Care International a five year contract to provide oil and debris analysis for the Turbomeca Arriel 2C2CG engines that power the serviceÂ’s HH-65 Dolphin helicopters. Jet-Care will provide analysis for more than 200 engines. The original agreement between the USCG and Jet-Care began in November 2005. The new agreement will extend the relationship...

Coast Guard opens Regional Exam Center remote office in St. Paul, Minn

ST. LOUIS – Personnel from Coast Guard Regional Exam Center St. Louis opened a Remote Customer Assistance Office in St. Paul, Minn., today in order to reduce time and travel costs for mariners in the St. Paul area. The new office is co-located with Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment St. Paul located in the Henry Whipple Federal Building, Fort Snelling, Minn. The Remote Customer Assistance office...

Leap Year Day in Coast Guard History – February 29th

This isn’t a leap year but we can’t let this historical fact be forgotten. 1944- Coast Guardsmen participated in the invasion of Los Negros, Admiralty Islands.

Today in Coast Guard History – February 28th

1867- As ordered by the Treasury Department, each officer of Revenue Cutter Service, while on duty, was entitled to one Navy ration per day. 1942- Certain duties of former Bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation transferred to Coast Guard temporarily by Executive Order 9083. The transfer was made permanent on July 16, 1946. 1942- U S. Maritime Service transferred to Coast Guard from War Shipping...

Coast Guard Airlifts Man From Cargo Vessel

ASTORIA, Ore. – The Coast Guard airlifted a middle-aged Ukranian man from a Bahamian-flagged cargo vessel anchored here today. Coast Guard Group/Air Station Astoria received a call at 8:37 a.m. that a crewmember was found unconscious aboard the bulk carrier Nyon. An HH-60 helicopter crew was launched to respond to the case. The man was taken to Air Station Astoria and given over to emergency...

Admiral Rochon Appointed Chief Usher of the White House

President George W. Bush today named Rear Admiral Stephen W. Rochon as Director of the Executive Residence and Chief Usher. Admiral Rochon will be the eighth Chief Usher of the White House. Admiral Rochon will serve his last day on active duty with the Coast Guard on March 9, and begin his service at the White House on March 12. Admiral Rochon succeeds Gary Walters, who retired in January 2007 after...

CGNewsTip: Rear Admiral Van Sice Reprimanded

Hartford Courant: Ex-Academy Superintendent To Retire After Probe Finds Inappropriate Behavior NEW LONDON — An administrative investigation of a superintendent who left the U.S. Coast Guard Academy after a brief and turbulent tenure has caught up with him at his new Coast Guard headquarters assignment. The investigation concluded that Rear Adm. James C. Van Sice made inappropriate comments and...

FLIR Systems Awarded Two Long Term Contracts From U.S. Coast Guard

PRESS RELEASE FLIR Systems Awarded Two Long Term Contracts From U.S. Coast Guard PORTLAND, OR – FLIR Systems, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded two indefinite delivery – indefinite quantity contracts from the US Coast Guard with a combined value of up to $87.3 million. The first contract, valued at up to $49.9 million over five years, is for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Shipboard...