Coast Guard Academy Completes Major Energy Management Project

Coast Guard Academy Completes Major Energy Management Project
The Academy’s fuel oil-fired boiler plant was replaced with a high efficiency natural gas plant, and supplemented with a combined heat and power plant that generates one megawatt of electricity onsite with a microturbine engine. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin. NEW LONDON, Conn. – The largest Utility Energy Savings Contract ever awarded by the Department of...

Coast Guard Commandant to deliver State of the Coast Guard address in Charleston

Coast Guard Commandant to deliver State of the Coast Guard address in Charleston
Adm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commandant, delivers the 2019 State of the Coast Guard Address (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Seaman Ryan Estrada) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Commandant of the United States Coast Guard will deliver his second State of the Coast Guard Address Thursday at the Charleston Cruise Ship Terminal. During the address, Adm. Karl Schultz will highlight the importance of South Carolina’s...

Coast Guard offloads $338 million of cocaine in San Diego

Coast Guard offloads $338 million of cocaine in San Diego
Coast Guardsmen assemble before preparing bails of cocaine to be offloaded from the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) in San Diego, Feb. 10, 2020.(Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Gray) SAN DIEGO – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) offloaded nearly 20,000 pounds of cocaine Monday seized from known drug-transit zones of the Eastern Pacific Ocean worth approximately...

Coast Guard accepts delivery of Cutter Edgar Culbertson

Coast Guard accepts delivery of Cutter Edgar Culbertson
Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson file photo by Bollinger Shipyards Washington, DC – The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the Coast Guard Cutter Edgar Culbertson in Key West, Florida, Feb. 6. The Culbertson is the 37th fast response cutter (FRC) delivered to the Coast Guard. It will be the second of three FRCs stationed in Galveston, Texas. Petty Officer 1st class Edgar Culbertson, the cutter’s...

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to plane crash in Humboldt Bay

Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to plane crash in Humboldt Bay
A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin pilot from Coast Guard Air Station Humboldt Bay scans the site of a downed aircraft, Feb. 6, 2020, in North Humboldt Bay, California. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard) EUREKA, Calif. — Coast Guard and partner agencies responded to a plane crash in North Humboldt Bay, Thursday morning. At approximately 7:10 a.m., the Eureka Police Department relayed a distress call to Coast Guard...

Coast Guard terminates multiple illegal charters in Miami during Super Bowl week

Coast Guard terminates multiple illegal charters in Miami during Super Bowl week
Members of the Maritime Safety and Security Team Miami patrol the security zone in the vicinity of Bayfront Park Jan. 29, 2020. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Lally) MIAMI – The Coast Guard terminated the voyages of multiple vessels operating as illegal charters in Miami waters during the week leading up to Super Bowl LIV. Coast Guard Sector Miami boat crews, including...

Coast Guard completes Pappy’s Pride response operations near Galveston

Coast Guard completes Pappy's Pride response operations near Galveston
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard has completed response operations with the fishing vessel Pappy’s Pride near Galveston, Texas, Tuesday. The Pappy’s Pride has been removed from the edge of Galveston Bay Entrance Channel and no longer poses a hazard to navigation. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now the lead federal agency involved in the response and salvage operations. “Safety has...

The Birth of the Modern Coast Guard and the Loss of the Cutter Blackthorn

The Birth of the Modern Coast Guard and the Loss of the Cutter Blackthorn
January 28th is a historic and tragic day in the history of the United States Coast Guard. On January 28, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the “Act to Create the Coast Guard,” an act passed by Congress on January 20, 1915 that combined the Life-Saving Service and Revenue Cutter Service to form the Coast Guard (38 Stat. L., 800). The Coast Guard, however, still considers the...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Dauphin Island

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person near Dauphin Island
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft file photo NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for one person who went missing aboard the vessel Star Aquila, Friday. Coast Guard crews searched over 1,049 square-nautical miles for approximately 40 hours but were unable to find the missing person. Involved in the search are: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...