From the Bridge Wing 9-9-2013

From the Bridge Wing 9-9-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1942 – The Coast Guard-manned weather ship USS Muskeget disappeared without a trace while on weather patrol in the North Atlantic during World War II.  Her entire crew of nine officers and 111 enlisted men were lost.  After the war the U.S. Navy determined that she had been torpedoed and sunk with all hands by the German submarine U-755. 1943 – The...

Admiral Allen Officially Retires from the Coast Guard

WASHINGTON — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today commended Admiral Thad Allen on his exemplary career in the U.S. Coast Guard. Admiral Allen officially retired from the Coast Guard today; he will continue his duties as the National Incident Commander of the BP oil spill.

Admiral Allen directs BP to pay for five additional barrier island projects in Louisiana

The following statement was issued Admiral Thad Allen, the National Incident Coordinator concerning his decision to require BP to pay for five additional barrier island projects in Louisiana. “Consistent with all the work undertaken in recent weeks to assess Louisiana’s barrier island proposal and gather input from local officials, environmental experts, and top scientists and engineers,...

Admiral Allen Outlines Federal Role in Oil Spill Response

WASHINGTON  – The Gulf of Mexico oil spill could soon reach levels on par with the 250,000 barrels of crude oil lost in the1989 Exxon Valdez tanker spill, the Coast Guard Commandant said yesterday in an interview on CNN’s State of the Union.

Admiral Allen to step down as Commandant and remain as Deepwater Horizon National Incident Commander

WASHINGTON – Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced that U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen has agreed to remain in his current role as National Incident Commander for the administration’s continued, coordinated response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill after stepping down from his post as Coast Guard Commandant next week as planned – enabling him...

Gulf Oil Spill Press Conference Transcript

Transcript of the conference call press briefing by Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security John Brennan on the ongoing response to the Gulf oil spill.

Coast Guard Commandant Designated National Incident Commander for Continued Response to BP Oil Spill

As part of the designation of the BP Oil Spill as a Spill of National Significance, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced that U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Thad Allen will serve as the National Incident Commander for the administration’s continued, coordinated response—providing additional authority and oversight in leveraging every available resource...

Coast Guard Stands Ready For Challenges, Commandant Says

By Ian Graham WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard stands ready to confront current and future challenges, said Adm. Thad W. Allen, commandant of the service. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); });

Video – Coast Guard State of the Union Address

Washington – U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, as part of the press club’s distinguished speakers series, to outline the service’s goals and priorities for 2010 in his fourth and final State of the Coast Guard address. Video by the National Press Club googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...