Coast Guard investigating death of Cutter Douglas Munro crewmember

Coast Guard investigating death of Cutter Douglas Munro crewmember
JUNEAU, Alaska – A Coast Guard member assigned to the Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro (WHEC-724) was found unresponsive and later declared deceased Sunday morning in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Deceased is Seaman Ethan Kelch, 19-year-old male, from Virginia. The cutter is in Dutch Harbor awaiting repairs. Kelch was reported missing during normal liberty hours Saturday night. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard honors Chatham Auxiliarist for 20,000 hours of volunteer service

Coast Guard honors Chatham Auxiliarist for 20,000 hours of volunteer service
Senior Chief Petty Officer Carlos Hessler (left), officer in charge of Coast Guard Station Chatham, displays a sign that will reserve a special parking space at the facility for long-serving Auxiliarist Larry Foss, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) The United States Coast Guard has honored a long-serving member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Chatham Flotilla for contributing more...

Coast Guard members presented DHS Life Saving Award

Coast Guard members presented DHS Life Saving Award
Master Chief Petty Officer Jason Vanderhaden, the master chief petty officer of the Coast Guard, presents Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Dunn and Petty Officer 3rd Class Molly McGill with the Department of Homeland Security’s Chief Medical Officer Life Saving Award at Training Center Cape May, Jan. 28, 2019. Official U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Mariana O’Leary. CAPE MAY,...

Coast Guard patrols South Pacific in support of international fisheries

Coast Guard patrols South Pacific in support of international fisheries
A boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) approach a fishing vessel on the high seas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Coast Guard Cutter Mellon) HONOLULU — Following a stop in Fiji in late January, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mellon (WHEC 717) continues their South Pacific patrol in support of counter-Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fishing and global security missions. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf and crew depart for Western Pacific patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf and crew depart for Western Pacific patrol
Cutter Bertholf departing for a patrol in the Western Pacific Ocean. On a gray and foggy morning, tears intermingled with rain as family members braved the elements to say goodbye to the 170 crewmembers of Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL-750), a 418-foot national security cutter, which departed Alameda, California, Sunday for a patrol in the Western Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard has an enduring...

Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker arrives at Antarctica

Coast Guard's only heavy icebreaker arrives at Antarctica
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star breaks ice in McMurdo Sound in support of Operation Deep Freeze.  U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen. ALAMEDA, Calif. – The 150 crewmembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived Thursday in Antarctica along with a resupply vessel during Operation Deep Freeze – a joint military service mission to resupply U.S. interests in...

Coast Guard Academy announces next superintendent

Coast Guard Academy announces next superintendent
NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Coast Guard Academy announced that Rear Adm. William G. Kelly will be its 42nd superintendent, Thursday. Kelly will relieve current Superintendent Rear Adm. James E. Rendon this summer. Kelly currently serves as the assistant commandant for Human Resources since April of 2016. He also oversees the Coast Guard’s human resources field activities, from accession of new...

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home after 59 days

Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home after 59 days
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returns home Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 to their homeport in St. Petersburg, Florida following a 59-day patrol in the Caribbean.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute returned home Monday to St. Petersburg following a 59-day patrol. Resolute crew members patrolled...

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returns to Key West after 42-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk returns to Key West after 42-day patrol
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) is shown on the flight deck of the cutter during a 42-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo. KEY WEST, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913), homeported in Key West, returned Sunday following a 42-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. The cutter crew worked with multiple Customs and Border...