Coast Guard Icebreaker returns from Operation Deep Freeze 2014

Coast Guard Icebreaker returns from Operation Deep Freeze 2014
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is scheduled to return to their homeport of Coast Guard Base Seattle at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 21, 2014, following a 108-day deployment of Operation Deep Freeze 2014. Polar Star departed Seattle Dec. 3rd, 2013, and made port calls in Honolulu, Sydney, Australia, McMurdo Station, Antarctica, and Tahiti, French Polynesia. Having completed a reactivation...

Polar Star deploys to McMurdo, Antarctica

Polar Star deploys to McMurdo, Antarctica
SEATTLE – Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departed Coast Guard Base Seattle for Antarctica, Tuesday, in support of Operation Deep Freeze for the first time since 2006 with the task of resupplying the National Science Foundation Scientific Research Station in McMurdo. For more than 50 years, Coast Guard icebreaker crews have deployed to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze. They will assist...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returns after a successful 64-day counter-narcotic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returns after a successful 64-day counter-narcotic patrol
SEATTLE — The 150-person crew of Coast Guard Cutter Midgett is scheduled to return to homeport at Coast Guard Base Seattle at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, after a successful 64-day counter-narcotics patrol along the maritime border between the U.S. and Mexico. Midgett’s crew departed Seattle on Oct. 1, and devoted much of the transit south to serving as a training platform for Coast Guard aircrews from...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy to hold change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Healy to hold change-of-command ceremony
SEATTLE ─ A change-of-command ceremony is scheduled for the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy at the Coast Guard Base Seattle gymnasium, Thursday, at 10 a.m. During the ceremony, Capt. John D. Reeves will assume the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of Healy from Capt. Beverly A. Havlik. Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, commander, Pacific Area, will preside over the ceremony. Reeves is a 1992...

Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returns home from successful counter-narcotics patrol

SEATTLE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, a 378-foot cutter homeported in Seattle, is returned to Coast Guard Base Seattle after a 75-day counter-narcotics patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean, Thursday, at 10 a.m. While on patrol in the eastern Pacific in late February, the crew successfully interdicted a 30-foot fishing vessel that was carrying 1,100 pounds of cocaine hidden inside...

Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returns home Thursday from successful counter-narcotics patrol

Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Midgett returns home Thursday from successful counter-narcotics patrol
SEATTLE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Midgett, a 378-foot cutter homeported in Seattle, is scheduled to return to Coast Guard Base Seattle after a 75-day counter-narcotics patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean, Thursday, at 10 a.m. Members of the media are invited attend the ship’s homecoming at Base Seattle, Pier 36, 1519 Alaskan Way South. While on patrol in the eastern Pacific in late...

Base Seattle hosts Coast Guard Family and Friends Holiday Stockings for Homeless Children

Base Seattle hosts Coast Guard Family and Friends Holiday Stockings for Homeless Children
SEATTLE — In its 17th year, volunteers filled stockings at Coast Guard Base Seattle during the annual “Coast Guard Family and Friends Holiday Stockings for Homeless Children” event, Saturday. HSHC is an annual Coast Guard family and community organization that provides and delivers handmade holiday stockings, filled with new and educational gifts and toys, to homeless children living in...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy to return home after 84-day Arctic deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Healy to return home after 84-day Arctic deployment
SEATTLE – The nation’s only operational polar ice breaker, Coast Guard Cutter Healy is scheduled to arrive U.S. Coast Guard Base Seattle, Pier 36, Nov. 10, 2012 at 10 a.m., after an 84-day deployment to the Arctic. Healy departed Juneau, Alaska Wednesday morning on the final leg of their Arctic West Summer 2012 deployment in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea, Amundsen Gulf and Arctic Ocean,...

Coast Guard and Washington State sign pollution prevention and response understanding

Coast Guard and Washington State sign pollution prevention and response understanding
SEATTLE — The United States Coast Guard and State of Washington signed a memorandum of understanding at Coast Guard Base Seattle, Friday. Rear Adm. Keith A. Taylor, Commander of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District, and Governor Christine Gregoire, signed the understanding which affirms the continued teamwork to prevent, plan for and respond to an oil or hazardous substance spill on the navigable...