Coast Guard cutter corrals wayward buoy in Long Island Sound

Coast Guard cutter corrals wayward buoy in Long Island Sound
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak (WLB-211) sits at anchor. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ensign Emily E. Torsney. NEWPORT, Rhode Island – Built to guide mariners through safe waters, the Valiant Rock Lighted  Whistle Buoy 11 was dangerously adrift in the Long Island Sound. When ferry operators traveling between Orient Point and Fishers Island, New York, first reported the buoy off station on Jan. 17, the...

Coast Guard Cutter Oak welcomes new commander

Coast Guard Cutter Oak welcomes new commander
Coast Guard Cmdr. Mark Crysler, left, salutes Lt. Cmdr. Gordon Hood, right, to signify the change of command of the Coast Guard Cutter Oak, Wednesday, July 10, 2019, during the cutter’s change-of-command-ceremony in Newport, Rhode Island.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ashley N. Griffith) BOSTON – Lt. Cmdr. Gordon Hood assumed command of Coast Guard Cutter Oak from...

Coast Guard continues to assess waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence

Coast Guard continues to assess waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence
Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Frank Drew reset buoys off the coast of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, after Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel and other federal partners continue to assess and ensure the safe navigation of North Carolina waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence on Friday. Coast...

Coast Guard, partners assess waterways impacted by Florence

Coast Guard, partners assess waterways impacted by Florence
Coast Guard Cutter Oak File Photo GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel and other federal partners continue to assess and ensure the safe navigation of North Carolina waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence on Thursday. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Army Corps of Engineer teams surveyed 100% of the Cape Fear River up to Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. “NOAA’s...

Coast Guard Cutter Willow holds homeport welcoming ceremony

Coast Guard Cutter Willow holds homeport welcoming ceremony
The Coast Guard Cutter Willowheld a homeport welcoming ceremony at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, South Carolina Monday. The Willow, a 225-foot Juniper-class seagoing buoy tender, replaces the Coast Guard Cutter Oak which departed Charleston in 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson Rear Adm. Peter Brown (left), commander of the Coast Guard Seventh...

Coast Guard readies for Hurricane Jose, cautions mariners

Coast Guard readies for Hurricane Jose, cautions mariners
BOSTON — Coast Guard units across the Northeast are accelerating preparations Monday ahead of forecasted tropical storm conditions expected to arrive in our area late Tuesday into Wednesday. Forecasted marine and coastal effects, including 34-63 knot winds and 20-30 foot seas, could pose life threatening conditions for mariners. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crews are flying storm tracks and using...

New England based Coast Guard Assets Deploy for Hurricane Irma

New England based Coast Guard Assets Deploy for Hurricane Irma
Coast Guard Cutter Oak crew members pull the brow onto the ship in order to deploy down south on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Newport, Rhode Island.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) BOSTON — A Newport, Rhode Island Coast Guard cutter crew and three air crews from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod deployed in support of anticipated Hurricane Irma rescue and recovery...

Crew of Coast Guard Cutter Willow arrives in new homeport

Crew of Coast Guard Cutter Willow arrives in new homeport
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Willow file photo by Petty Officer Luke Clayton. CHARLESTON, S.C. — The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Willow arrived Sunday at their new homeport in Charleston. The Willow, a 225-foot Juniper-class seagoing buoy tender, is set to replace the Coast Guard Cutter Oak which departed Charleston in 2015. “We are truly happy to welcome the Willow to Charleston,” said Cmdr....

Coast Guard battles fishing boat fire, saves 2 off Nantucket

Coast Guard battles fishing boat fire, saves 2 off Nantucket
A 42′ Special Purpose Craft – Near Shore Lifeboat boat crew from Coast Guard Station Chatham responds to a report of a fishing vessel on fire, Thursday, May 11, 2017, north of Hyannis, Massachusetts.  (Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — Coast Guard crews saved two fishermen Thursday after their vessel’s engine room caught fire in Nantucket Sound. The...