Coast Guard Cutter Fir holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Fir holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Cutter Fir file photo CORDOVA, Alaska — Lt. Cmdr. Michael Manuel relieved Cmdr. Collin R. Bronson as commanding officer of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Fir (WLM 213) in a change of command ceremony in Cordova, Thursday. Manuel’s previous tours on cutters include deck watch officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Spar (WLB 206) in Kodiak, executive officer of Coast Guard Cutter Naushon (WPB...

Coast Guard names two new Coast Guard Cities in Alaska, Washington

Coast Guard names two new Coast Guard Cities in Alaska, Washington
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has designated the cities of Cordova, Alaska, and Westport, Washington, as Coast Guard Cities through 2024. A “Coast Guard City” designation highlights an enduring relationship a community has with its local Coast Guard facility and personnel. The Coast Guard values these connections and is proud to highlight the efforts these communities make to support the...

Coast Guard Cutter Elm arrives in Astoria for first time

Coast Guard Cutter Elm arrives in Astoria for first time
Coast Guard Cutter Elm file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard Cutter Elm arrived in Astoria, its new homeport, for the first time, Monday. The Elm, a Juniper Class 225-foot seagoing buoy tender, is operated by the same crew that operated the Coast Guard Cutter Fir, which left Astoria, June 2018 as part of a Coast Guard-wide hull swap. The Elm is coming out...

Coast Guard to celebrate annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard to celebrate annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
Coast Guard Buoy Tender Roundup file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District is scheduled to host its annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 14-18. This year’s roundup will include eight U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for five days of training and maintenance. Participating are the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters...

Coast Guard Cutter Fir gets new commanding officer

Coast Guard Cutter Fir gets new commanding officer
Lt. Cmdr. Jason Haag, commanding officer Coast Guard Cutter Fir, salutes Cmdr. Kristen Serumgard as Rear Adm. David Throop, commander Coast Guard 13th District, looks on during the Fir’s change of command ceremony at Base Tongue Point in Astoria, Ore., July 14, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Levi Read. ASTORIA, Ore. — Lt. Cmdr. Jason Haag assumed the duties and responsibilities...

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District is scheduled to host its annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 15-19. This year’s roundup will include seven U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest for five days of training and maintenance.  Participating are the U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Maple, Hickory, Fir, Sycamore, Elderberry,...

Coast Guard rescues four in heavy weather, urges mariners to avoid unsafe seas

Coast Guard rescues four in heavy weather, urges mariners to avoid unsafe seas
SEATTLE — Coast Guard crews rescued four boaters in distress in three search-and-rescue missions resulting from heavy weather along the Pacific Northwest coast in the past two days. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend, Oregon, responded to a request for assistance from a 67-year-old man on a 38-foot sailing vessel off the Oregon coast in reported 22-foot seas with wind gusts of up to...

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard to host annual Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District is scheduled to host its week-long annual District Buoy Tender Roundup in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 3 – 7. This year’s roundup will include seven U.S. Coast Guard buoy tenders, stationed throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, as well as a Canadian coast guard ship, for five days of training and maintenance.  Participating are the U.S....

Coast Guard units from Oregon and Washington assist disabled fishing vessel

Coast Guard units from Oregon and Washington assist disabled fishing vessel
SEATTLE — Crewmembers aboard two 47-foot Motor Life Boats from Coast Guard Station Grays Harbor, in Westport, Wash., and the Coast Guard Cutter Fir, a 225-foot Seagoing Buoytender homeported in Astoria, Ore., assisted the disabled fishing vessel Lady Law, a 75-foot commercial fishing vessel, in the Pacific Ocean near Copalis Beach, Wash., Wednesday. There were no reports of injuries or pollution. “Having...