Coast Guard monitors backlog of anchored vessels in Puget Sound

Coast Guard monitors backlog of anchored vessels in Puget Sound
Five container ships wait in a designated anchorage off Bainbridge Island, Wash., at sunset on Sept. 6, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) SEATTLE — The Coast Guard continues to monitor container ships anchored in the greater Puget Sound area due to a logistics backlog affecting the entire West Coast of the U.S. and Canada from Los Angeles to Prince Rupert, British...

Coast Guard Academy ranks among the nation’s top colleges

Coast Guard Academy ranks among the nation's top colleges
Reworked Illustator Graphic By CWO Scott EppersonNEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy ranks among the nation’s top institutions of higher learning according to major college rankings. This year the academy once again ranked #1 in the Top Public Schools Regional Colleges North, and the overall Regional Colleges North categories in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges...

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew lays wreath in remembrance

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba crew lays wreath in remembrance
Cmdr. Benjamin Spector, the commanding officer of USCGC Escanaba (WMEC 907), sends a wreath overboard during a ceremony to remember the USCGC Escanaba (WPG 77) lost in 1943. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dyxan Williams.) Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dyxan Williams It was a somber chilly day as the fog set in. The crew put on their dress uniforms out of respect. Chief Boatswain’s...

Coast Guard addresses threats in updated Cyber Strategic Outlook

Coast Guard addresses threats in updated Cyber Strategic Outlook
WASHINGTON – The Coast Guard has released an updated Cyber Strategic Outlook to address the rising threat of cyber-attacks against critical maritime systems essential to the Nation’s economy and security. The Coast Guard’s 2021 Cyber Strategic Outlook charts a path to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving cyber domain where threats to information and operational technology systems outpace...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from plane crash near Ketchikan, Alaska

Coast Guard rescues 2 from plane crash near Ketchikan, Alaska
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo Juneau, Alaska — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a plane crash Saturday 40 miles southeast of Ketchikan, Alaska. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka rescued the two from the U.S. Forest Service Cabin at Humpback Lake in the Misty Fjords National Monument after their float plane crashed during takeoff. The...

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue mariners off Guam

Coast Guard suspends search for overdue mariners off Guam
Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry file photo courtesy of Petty Officer 3rd Class Katherine Hays SANTA RITA, Guam — On Tuesday, the Coast Guard suspended the active search for Xiao Wei Quin and Yun Liu Red, who remain missing. The search began last Wednesday, when their 14-foot black Kodiak skiff was reported overdue while traveling between Saipan and Guam. At 4:16 p.m., Wednesday, July 21, Sector Guam...

Coast Guard breaks ground on new cutter support facility

Coast Guard breaks ground on new cutter support facility
The ground breaking ceremony for a new cutter support facility at Base Los Angeles/Long Beach, July 28, 2021. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Richard W. Brahm. SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard broke ground Wednesday on a new facility at Base Los Angeles/Long Beach in San Pedro that will be home to the service’s newest additions to its fleet. Located at 1001 S. Seaside Avenue,...

Training Center to host Coast Guard Day Sunset Parade

Training Center to host Coast Guard Day Sunset Parade
US Coast Guard Training Center Cape May Sunset Parade file photo CAPE MAY, N.J. – U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host a Coast Guard Day Sunset Parade at the base at 7:40 p.m., August 1, in honor of the establishment of the Chief Petty Officer (E7) rank more than 101 years ago. The 66th U.S. Congress officially approved and established the Coast Guard’s Chief Petty Officer...

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescues 3 from Chilkat River

Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescues 3 from Chilkat River
Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk file photo KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka aircrew rescued three individuals on the Chilkat River near Haines, Sunday night. The aircrew arrived on scene at 10:20 p.m. aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and safely hoisted and transported two adult females and one adult male to awaiting local Emergency Medical Services personnel at the...