Coast Guard Cutter Maple reaches Northwest Passage during historic voyage

Coast Guard Cutter Maple reaches Northwest Passage during historic voyage
Coast Guard Cutter Maple file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple reached the Northwest Passage Thursday during their historic voyage accompanied by the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir Wilfrid Laurier and crew underway in the Amundsen Gulf, Canada. The Maple crew has transited 3,014 miles since they departed Sitka July 12. The cutter is serving as a ship of opportunity...

Coast Guard Cutter Maple begins historic voyage through Northwest Passage

Coast Guard Cutter Maple begins historic voyage through Northwest Passage
Coast Guard Cutter Maple file photo ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Maple, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Sitka, Alaska, departed Wednesday on a historic voyage through the Northwest Passage. This summer marks the 60th anniversary of the three Coast Guard cutters and one Canadian ship that convoyed through the Northwest Passage. The crews of the U.S. Coast...

Coast Guard tests pollution response equipment near Port Clarence, Alaska

Coast Guard tests pollution response equipment near Port Clarence, Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the Canadian coast guard tested oil recovery skimming equipment in Port Clarence Thursday. Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR and the Canadian coast guard ship Sir Wilfrid Laurier deployed a Coast Guard Vessel of Opportunity Skimming System. The deployment demonstrated the VOSS’ capabilities and...