Coast Guard buoy tender conducts seasonal buoy swaps on Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard buoy tender conducts seasonal buoy swaps on Chesapeake Bay
U.S. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Stephen Diggs, assisted by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Amato attach security chains following the recovery of a summer buoy, on the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, Dec. 3, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges) BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin crew is replacing the summer buoys with seasonal winter buoys on the Chesapeake...

Coast Guard assists boaters after 2 vessels collide near Baltimore

Coast Guard assists boaters after 2 vessels collide near Baltimore
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard assisted two boaters after their vessels collided Wednesday in Bear Creek near Baltimore. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region received a report via VHF-FM marine radio channel 16 at approximately 2:40 p.m. stating two sailboats had collided and one of them was taking on water. Sector Maryland-NCR issued an urgent marine information...

Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin sets historic buoy in Baltimore

Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin sets historic buoy in Baltimore
Crewmembers aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin render a salute after setting the Francis Scott Key buoy in Baltimore, Md., June 6, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala) BALTIMORE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot buoy tender homeported in Baltimore, set the historic Francis Scott Key buoy Monday in the Patapsco River near...

Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin to set historic buoy in Patapsco River

Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin to set historic buoy in Patapsco River
BALTIMORE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot buoy tender homeported at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, is scheduled to set the historic Francis Scott Key buoy in the Patapsco River Thursday near the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The buoy marks the spot where the ship carrying Francis Scott Key, the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was anchored during the...

Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin sets historic buoy in Patapsco River near Dundalk, Md.

Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin sets historic buoy in Patapsco River near Dundalk, Md.
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard set the historic Francis Scott Key buoy in the Patapsco River near the Francis Scott Key Bridge to kick off the bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812, Friday. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot buoy tender homeported at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md., set the buoy that marks the spot where the ship carrying Francis Scott Key, the...

Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin to set historic Francis Scott Key buoy in Patapsco River

Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin to set historic Francis Scott Key buoy in Patapsco River
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot buoy tender homeported at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md., is scheduled to set the historic Francis Scott Key buoy in Patapsco River near the Francis Scott Key Bridge to kick off the bicentennial celebration of the War of 1812, Friday. The buoy marks the spot where the ship carrying Francis Scott Key, the author of “The Star-Spangled...

Coast Guard retrieves aground barge near Walsey Creek in Queenstown, Md.

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard retrieved the aground barge Friday afternoon, that broke free from a Coast Guard cutter during a storm Wednesday. The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sledge, a construction tender homeported in Baltimore, retrieved the barge and is towing it to the Coast Guard Yard to be inspected and put back into service. A crew from the Coast Guard Cutter William Tate and a crew...

Coast Guard to retrieve barge near Walsey Creek in Queenstown, Md.

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is responding to a barge that broke away from a Coast Guard cutter during a storm here Wednesday. The 100-foot barge was alongside the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin that was anchored approximately 3 miles north of the Chester River when it broke free at approximately 10 p.m. and drifted toward Winchester Creek and Walsey Creek near Queenstown. No one was injured during...

Coast Guard cutter places Francis Scott Key buoy – video

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Grace Baldwin. BALTIMORE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin lowered the Francis Scott Key buoy down to its location in the Patapsco River Monday. The buoy marks the spot where the ship carrying Francis Scott Key, the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was anchored during the bombardment of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. It...