Coast Guard Cutter Oak crew perfects its craft

Coast Guard Cutter Oak crew perfects its craft
Story and photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Soto. Training. For some people, the word evokes images of classroom time or slideshow presentations. Others may visualize physically demanding on-the-job and in-the-field experiences. Coast Guardsmen throughout the service are frequently involved in both types of training sessions. The scenarios of these training sessions can be to simulate actual...

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel north of Haiti

Coast Guard assists disabled vessel north of Haiti
MIAMI — Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Northland and the Coast Guard Cutter Oak transported 15 fisherman and their disabled vessel to Cap Haitien, Haiti, Thursday. The fishing vessel Hunter became disabled and adrift with 15 people aboard after losing power Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning, watchstanders at the Seventh Coast Guard District command center received a report from the...

Coast Guard Cutter Oak crewmemer builds parts for crew of Dominican Republic patrol boat during Tradewinds 2013

by Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Okula, Navy Public Affairs CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Three small parts made one big difference Monday for the crew of GC 109 Orion, a Dominican Republic patrol boat that received the critical components fabricated by a damage controlman aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak in Saint Lucia during Tradewinds 2013. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard repatriates 52 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 52 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Cutters Pea Island and Nantucket repatriated 52 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, this week. Coast Coast 7th District command center watchstanders received notification of a disabled 35-foot center console west of the Bahamas with an unknown amount of suspected migrants aboard Sept. 2. The Coast Guard Cutter Oak arrived on scene and embarked 20 Cuban migrants. The...

Coast Guard repatriates 20 Cuban migrants

Coast Guard repatriates 20 Cuban migrants
MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Nantucket repatriated 20 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Friday. Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla., watchstanders received notification of a 35-foot center console vessel with 20 Cuban migrants aboard, west of Cay Sal, Bahamas on Sept. 2. The Coast Guard Cutter Oak was diverted, and the crew safely embarked the 20 migrants aboard the cutter. The...

Cutter Seneca makes first interdiction of Western Caribbean drug sub and underwater recovery

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca, a medium-endurance cutter homeported in Boston, interdicted a drug smuggling, self-propelled semi-submersible (SPSS) vessel in the western Caribbean Sea July 13. Used regularly to transport illegal narcotics in the Eastern Pacific, this interdiction is the first interdiction of an SPSS in the Caribbean and the first underwater drug removal of...

One year later, Coast Guard still lending helping hand to Haiti

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara Molle What would you do, if in less than a minute, everything you knew even your very livelihood just crumbled away? For the roughly 3.5 million people living in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, this nightmare was real. On Jan. 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake ripped through the heart of the city leaving nothing but a trail destruction in its wake. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard rescues, repatriates 4 Cuban migrants

USCG file photoMIAMI – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sawfish repatriated four Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, Sunday. A group of seven Cuban migrants were rescued from their rustic vessel by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Oak Tuesday morning about 46 miles east of Cape Canaveral, Fla. Oak crewmembers issued life jackets and safely transferred the seven migrants to the Oak. googletag.cmd.push(function()...