U.S., Canadian crews conduct joint training exercise

U.S., Canadian crews conduct joint training exercise
Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) Executive Officer Cmdr. Jessica Worst observes Canadian coast guard ship Amundsen transit alongside Healy during a passing exercise near Resolute, Nunavut, Canada on Sept. 6, 2021.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer First Class Michael Underwood. ALAMEDA — The Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s (WAGB 20) crew conducted a search-and-rescue exercise and professional...

Coast Guard patrols U.S. Arctic

Coast Guard patrols U.S. Arctic
The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett and the Canadian coast guard ship Sir Wilfrid Laurier conduct a joint maritime security patrol in the Chukchi Sea on July 20, 2021. MidgettU.S. Coast Guard photo. JUNEAU, Alaska — Crews aboard Coast Guard Cutters Midgett and Healy patrolled the Bering and Chukchi Seas off the coast of Alaska this summer to demonstrate the Coast Guard’s commitment to ensuring a...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Healy holds change of command ceremony
Coast Guard Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier salutes Capt. Kenneth J. Boda during the Coast Guard Cutter Healy change of command ceremony June 25, 2021.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ens. Maddie Colwell. SEATTLE — A change of command ceremony was held aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) Friday, June 25,  at Coast Guard Base Seattle. Rear Adm. Peter W. Gautier, acting commander Coast Guard...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star develops next generation of Arctic leaders

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star develops next generation of Arctic leaders
The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is at anchor in Puget Sound Monday, December 7, 2020 ahead of the crew’s months-long deployment to the Arctic. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer First Class Cynthia Oldham. Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation’s sole heavy icebreaker, is making its way north for the ship’s...

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker departs for Arctic deployment

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker departs for Arctic deployment
With Mt. Baker in the background, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) transits Puget Sound north of Seattle on Dec. 4, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) SEATTLE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) departed Friday for a months-long deployment to the Arctic to protect the nation’s maritime sovereignty and security throughout the region. The...

Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2020

Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2020
Coast Guard Cutter Healy file photo by Lt. Kellen Browne. JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard concluded its annual Arctic Shield operations Sunday with the seasonal closure of its Forward Operating Location in Kotzebue, Alaska. Air Station Kodiak air crews and two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters were forward deployed to Kotzebue to provide better response times and coverage to remote regions of Alaska during...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy suffers fire, propulsion failure en route to Arctic

Coast Guard Cutter Healy suffers fire, propulsion failure en route to Arctic
Coast Guard Cutter Healy file photo by Lt. Kellen Browne. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) suffered a fire in one of the ship’s main propulsion motors Aug. 18 while underway for operations in the Arctic. No injuries were reported. The Healy was 60 nautical miles off of Seward, Alaska, en route to the Arctic when an electrical fire was reported at 9:30 p.m. A fire team...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy returns home following 3-month Arctic deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Healy returns home following 3-month Arctic deployment
A crew member embraces a loved one after Coast Guard Cutter Healy returns to homeport in Seattle, Washington on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark. SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) returned home Saturday to Seattle following a three-month deployment to the Arctic in support of Coast Guard operations and multiple scientific research...

Coast Guard icebreaker to return home following Arctic deployment

Coast Guard icebreaker to return home following Arctic deployment
Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) crewmembers conduct ice rescue training before establishing an ice station while operating in the Arctic Ocean, Sept. 18, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ens. Trevor Layman. SEATTLE — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) is scheduled to return home Saturday to Seattle following a three-month deployment to the Arctic in support of Coast Guard operations and...