Coast Guard Cutter Healy gets underway for months-long Arctic patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Healy gets underway for months-long Arctic patrol
A crewmember aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy handles a line in preparation to get underway from their pier in Seattle on July 22, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steve Strohmaier) SEATTLE — Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) departed for a months-long deployment to the Arctic Ocean on Monday. The cutter will support multiple science missions, as well as Operation Arctic...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Healy holds change of command ceremony
Capt. Mary Ellen J. Durley shakes hands with Capt. Greg B. Tlapa following the Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s change of command ceremony presided over by Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan, commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area, in Seattle, June 19, 2019.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ens. Sam Wood. SEATTLE – The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Healy received a new commanding officer Wednesday following a change-of-command...

Coast Guard conducts long-range medevac near St. Paul, Alaska

Coast Guard conducts long-range medevac near St. Paul, Alaska
Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo by PA1 Kurt Fredrickson KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced a man from a commercial fishing vessel approximately 100 miles north of St. Paul, Alaska, Sunday. The crew hoisted and transported a 63-year-old crew member from the 147-foot Blue Attu to awaiting Guardian emergency flight services personnel...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew returns from Arctic for Thanksgiving

Coast Guard Cutter Healy crew returns from Arctic for Thanksgiving
Fireman Nichole Vepeda throws a line over the side of Coast Guard Cutter Healy as it moors to the pier at Coast Guard Base Seattle, November 21, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ayla Kelley. SEATTLE — Coast Guard Cutter Healy and its 87 crew returned home to Seattle Tuesday in time for Thanksgiving following a 147 day deployment conducting science operations during four diverse...

Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2017

Coast Guard concludes Operation Arctic Shield 2017
A MH-65 helicopter crew deployed on the Cutter Alex Haley lands on deck during helicopter flight operations in the Chukchi Sea, Aug. 17, 2017. The cutter and helicopter crews are deployed to the Arctic Ocean in support of Operation Arctic Shield 2017. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Shawn Eggert. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard concluded its annual Arctic Shield operations Monday with...

Coast Guard reintroduces shipboard diving capabilities to Arctic

Coast Guard reintroduces shipboard diving capabilities to Arctic
Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Harris holds a Coast Guard ensign during a cold water ice dive off a Healy small boat in the Arctic, July 29, 2017.   U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Bradbury ALAMEDA, Calif. ­— U.S. Coast Guardsmen and U.S. Navy sailors conducted shipboard dive operations from a Coast Guard cutter in the Arctic July 29 for the first time since two...

NOAA locates F/V Destination wreckage, Coast Guard hearing set for August

NOAA locates F/V Destination wreckage, Coast Guard hearing set for August
Washington, DC – Two NOAA ships, en route to scientific missions in Alaskan waters, helped locate the missing fishing vessel Destination at the request of the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation. The Destination and its six crew members were lost February 11, 2017, while fishing for Opilio crab (snow crab) northwest of St. George, Alaska. NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson, a fisheries survey vessel,...

Coast Guard kicks off Arctic Shield 2017 operations in Arctic

Coast Guard kicks off Arctic Shield 2017 operations in Arctic
Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley file photo JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard kicked off Arctic Shield 2017 operations throughout Arctic waters Saturday with the opening of a forward operating location in Kotzebue. As part of operation Arctic Shield 2017, the Coast Guard will deploy cutters, aircraft and personnel to engage in operations encompassing a variety of Coast Guard missions from Dutch Harbor...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Healy holds change-of-command ceremony
Capt. Jason Hamilton (left), former commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, and Capt. Greg Tlapa (right), incoming commanding officer of the Healy, shakes hands with Vice Adm. Fred Midgette, Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, who presided over their change-of-command ceremony at Base Seattle, June 22, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross. SEATTLE —...