U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard vessels open for tour in Seattle Sunday

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard vessels open for tour in Seattle Sunday
A crew member aboard the 52-foot Motor Life Boat Victory launches a training dummy into the water during a man overboard exercise in Yaquina Bay, Ore., April 9, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Trevor Lilburn. SEATTLE – The U.S. Coast Guard 52-foot Motor Lifeboat Victory and a Canadian 62-foot Bay Class vessel will be at the Bell Harbor Marina, pier slips 12 and 14 in Seattle...

Coast Guard Base Miami Beach holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Base Miami Beach holds change-of-command ceremony
Capt. Brian Keffer and Capt. Harry Mautte shake hands during the change of command ceremony at Base Miami Beach, June 6, 2019. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — Capt. Harry Mautte relieved Capt. Brian Keffer as the commander of Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Friday during a change-of-command ceremony at Base Miami Beach. Mautte reported to Base Miami Beach from Coast...

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returns to Maine after 87-day patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returns to Maine after 87-day patrol
Coast Guard Cutter Campbell file photo. BOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returned to its homeport in Kittery, Maine, Tuesday after an 87-day patrol in the North Atlantic Ocean. Campbell’s crew executed a fast-paced patrol, including search and rescue missions, enforcement of federal fisheries regulations, international training exercise with United States and Canadian Navy, and Fleet Week...

Coast Guard to enforce security zone on Willamette River, participate in Rose Festival

Coast Guard to enforce security zone on Willamette River, participate in Rose Festival
A Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team boat crew plies the waters of the Willamette River in downtown Portland during the arrival of the Rose Festival fleet during the 2004 Parade of Ships.  USCG photo by PAC Keith Alholm PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard will be enforcing a security zone along the Willamette River between the Hawthorne and Steel Bridges, in support of the Rose Festival...

Coast Guard redesignates Wilmington, NC as official Coast Guard City

Coast Guard redesignates Wilmington, NC as official Coast Guard City
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard formally recognized the city of Wilmington as a Coast Guard City Tuesday at Thalian Hall in Wilmington. This marks the fourth time the city of Wilmington has been recognized by the service as an official Coast Guard City. Capt. Bion Stewart, commander of Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, presented the letter from Adm. Karl L. Schultz, Coast Guard commandant,...

New superintendent describes his return to Coast Guard Academy as a “homecoming”

New superintendent describes his return to Coast Guard Academy as a “homecoming”
Rear Adm. William G. Kelly became the 42nd Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on May 30. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matt Thieme New London – Rear Adm. William G. Kelly became the 42nd Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on May 30. Kelly has an extensive history with the Academy, graduating in 1987 and previously serving as both the Officer Candidate School...

Coast Guard names the new Silver Ancient Mariner

Coast Guard names the new Silver Ancient Mariner
Master Chief Matthew J. Coppola gives Master Chief Russell A. Cox the Silver Ancient Mariner long glass. at the Silver Ancient Mariner Ceremony, May 31, 2019 at Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale.  Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Murray. MIAMI — The Coast Guard held a Silver Ancient Mariner Change of Watch ceremony Friday at Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale. During the ceremony...

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane fires commemorative shot near Fort Sumter

Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane fires commemorative shot near Fort Sumter
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane fired a commemorative shot Thursday to honor the 158th anniversary of its namesake’s action near Fort Sumter. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane fired a commemorative shot Thursday to honor the 158th anniversary of its namesake’s action near Fort Sumter. On April 11, 1861, United States Revenue Cutter Harriet Lane...

U.S. conducts maritime safety, security improvements with Republic of Palau

U.S. conducts maritime safety, security improvements with Republic of Palau
Members of Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia stand for a photo with representatives of the Palau Ministry of Transportation May 5, 2019, off Palau. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by USCGC Sequoia) HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with Embassy Koror and with the support of the Department of Interior, provided aids-to-navigation infrastructure improvements in the waters of Koror, Palau in early May...