ANT Moriches, Air Station Cape Cod keep New York mariners on course

ANT Moriches, Air Station Cape Cod keep New York mariners on course
Petty Officer 2nd Class Thebeze Gonsalves and Petty Officer 3rd Class Howard North connect a sling to an Air Station Cape Cod MH60T Jayhawk helicopter that carries the downed light structure away Jan. 16.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Charles Motherway. EAST HAMPTON, New York — Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team  Moriches, New York, and Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Massachusetts, teamed...

Feature: A Hawaiian Cutterman

Feature: A Hawaiian Cutterman
Chief Warrant Officer Hari Colton oversees maintenance on a buoy while operating off Oahu, Hawaii. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West/Released) As often happens on January nights, bands of light rain swept over Honolulu Harbor, and the silhouette of the Coast Guard Cutter Walnut (WLB 205) pulled away from the pier at Coast Guard Base Honolulu but for the final time. The...

Coast Guard seeks input for Les Cheneaux Islands AtonN system

Coast Guard seeks input for Les Cheneaux Islands AtonN system
SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. – Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie is seeking input for a Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study of the Les Cheneaux Islands. The WAMS study will review the short range Aids to Navigation system that covers the waters surrounding the Les Cheneaux Islands, including: Cedarville East Channel, Les Cheneaux Islands Middle Entrance, Les Cheneaux Islands...

Coast Guard swaps summer buoys with winter buoys on Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard swaps summer buoys with winter buoys on Chesapeake Bay
The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin swap out the summer buoys for the seasonal winter buoys on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, Dec. 12, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges) BALTIMORE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin has finished replacing the summer buoys with seasonal winter buoys on the Chesapeake Bay. Throughout the month of...

Coast Guard requests comments concerning Burnside Bridge Project

Coast Guard requests comments concerning Burnside Bridge Project
SEATTLE — The commander, Coast Guard 13th District has received a request for a preliminary navigation determination from Multnomah County in preparation for compiling a Coast Guard bridge permit application for the Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge project (EQRB). The EQRB project is the replacement for the current Burnside Highway Bridge (LLNR 14955.4). At the request of the Coast Guard, Multnomah...

Coast Guard seeks input from North Carolina mariners

Coast Guard seeks input from North Carolina mariners
The Coast Guard is seeking input from commercial and recreational mariners for an assessment of navigation requirements in the vicinity of Shackleford Banks and Harker’s Island, North Carolina. WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is seeking input from commercial and recreational mariners for an assessment of navigation requirements in the vicinity of Shackleford Banks and Harker’s Island,...

Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Yaquina Bay, seeks public comment

Coast Guard conducts waterways analysis study of Yaquina Bay, seeks public comment
NEWPORT, Ore. — U.S. Coast Guard officials are seeking pubic comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system (WAMS) review of Yaquina Bay. The Coast Guard uses WAMS to validate the adequacy of existing aids to navigation (ATON) systems, such as buoys and light structures. The system helps gain a better understanding of current waterway use and general safety issues. WAMS focuses...

Coast Guard holds commemoration ceremony for Queen of the Fleet

Coast Guard holds commemoration ceremony for Queen of the Fleet
Past and present Smilax crewmembers come together aboard the 100-foot Coast Guard Cutter Nov. 1, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Edward Wargo FORT MACON, N.C. — The Coast Guard held a commemoration ceremony Friday morning in Fort Macon. The ceremony was attended by Rear Adm. Keith Smith, Fifth District Commander, who commemorated the Coast Guard Cutter Smilax’s crews...

Coast Guard to establish new Aids-to-Navigation Team in Burlington, VT

Coast Guard to establish new Aids-to-Navigation Team in Burlington, VT
Coast Guard Aids-to-Navigation Team Burlington photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Charles Northcott BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to hold a ceremony establishing Coast Guard Aids-to-Navigation Team Burlington as a stand alone unit, Friday in Burlington, Vermont. “We are separating the existing unit to standardize and allow our members to become experts in the traditional Coast...