Coast Guard has changed port conditions in the Gulf Coast region

Coast Guard has changed port conditions in the Gulf Coast region
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is adjusting port conditions and strongly cautions the maritime community to remain observant and to take the necessary precautions as Tropical Storm Sally approaches the area. Tropical Storm Sally has the potential to become a Category 2 hurricane once it makes landfall near New Orleans on Tuesday morning. Port conditions change based on weather forecasts, and current...

Coast Guard launches MHS GENESIS electronic health records system

Coast Guard launches MHS GENESIS electronic health records system
WASHINGTON— On Saturday, the Coast Guard deployed the Military Health System (MHS) GENESIS electronic health records (EHR) system to four Coast Guard medical facility pilot sites, the first step towards service-wide adoption of an integrated EHR system. Medical facilities at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, Base Alameda, Air Station Sacramento, and Maritime Safety and Security Team 91105 in...

Coast Guard Cutter Mellon Decommissioned in Seattle

Coast Guard Cutter Mellon Decommissioned in Seattle
Several department officers from the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon stand together after a decommissioning ceremony for the cutter in Seattle on Aug. 20, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark)SEATTLE — The Coast Guard decommissioned the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) during a ceremony Thursday held at Coast Guard Base Seattle and presided over by Rear Adm. Peter...

Coast Guard announces Offshore Patrol Cutter homeport

Coast Guard announces Offshore Patrol Cutter homeport
An artists rendering of the Heritage class Offshore Patrol Cutter courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding Group. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard announced today that Naval Station Newport, R.I. will be home to future Heritage Class Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPCs). “I am excited to announce the homeporting of two Offshore Patrol Cutters at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island,” said Admiral Karl L. Schultz,...

Elite swimmer’s wife said she was fondled at a Coast Guard party. He paid the price

Elite swimmer’s wife said she was fondled at a Coast Guard party. He paid the price
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — As an elite Coast Guard rescue swimmer, Claude Morrissey racked up the honors, his exploits prominently on display in the Weather Channel’s television series “Coast Guard Alaska.” The mountain-sized Morrissey was even named GEICO’S U.S. Military Person of the Year in 2013, honored in the nation’s capital. But after 18 years of service and 14 medals, Morrissey’s...

Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Puget Sound North

Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Puget Sound North
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is seeking public comment in regard to its ongoing Waterways Analysis and Management System review of Puget Sound from Possession Sound to Dalco Passage. The Coast Guard uses WAMS to validate the adequacy of existing aids to navigation system, as well as to get a better understanding of the uses of each waterway and general safety issues. WAMS focuses on the waterway’s...

Eleventh Coast Guard National Security Cutter Named for Elizebeth Smith Friedman

Eleventh Coast Guard National Security Cutter Named for Elizebeth Smith Friedman
Elizebeth Smith Friedman WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard has announced that it is naming the 11th Legend-Class National Security Cutter (NSC) in honor of Elizebeth Smith Friedman. Friedman was a pioneering code-breaker for the Coast Guard during the Prohibition Era and World War II, serving within the Coast Guard Cryptanalytic Unit-387. She has been dubbed “America’s first female cryptanalyst”...

Cape Disappointment State Park remind public that Coast Guard property is off limits

Cape Disappointment State Park remind public that Coast Guard property is off limits
A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment in Ilwaco, Wash., passes beneath the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse while traversing the bar at the mouth of the Columbia River. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley) ASTORIA, Ore. — Coast Guard and Cape Disappointment State Park officials would like to remind park visitors that the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard locates two overdue boaters near Homosassa

Coast Guard locates two overdue boaters near Homosassa
Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircraft file photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard located two people on an overdue vessel 23 miles off Homosassa, Florida Friday. A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater C-130 Hercules aircrew located the vessel and confirmed with a nearby good Samaritan the two men aboard where the overdue fishermen who had a dead boat battery. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector...